Shark Tank season 5 episode 1 introduces savory cake balls; upgrading communication between patients and medical professionals; gourmet pickles; a mobile app for sending postcard.
Season 5 Episode 1 in depth
John Paul Mitchell Systems co-founder John Paul DeJoria and New York Giants owner Steve Tisch appeared as guest sharks this season.
In season 5 episode 1, there is no guest judge.
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We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 5 Episode 1. Many scammers claim they’ve received big investments from the Sharks or they have been on the show. They were not actually on Shark Tank if you don’t see a business on this list. Some of the top places you can use to check are on Wikipedia and also ABC’s episode guide.
List with all the appearances in season 5 episode 1:
Shark Tank Air Date: 09/20/13 – Season 5 – Episode 1
Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles
|$125,000 for 20%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Aly Cullinane and Lynnae Schneller
Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickle Business was started by Lynnae Schneller and Aly Cullinane from Tacoma, Washington. Their original sweet & sour dill with a kick of jalapeño, these Hot Mama’s are sliced into chips and ready to enjoy on hamburgers, sandwiches and so much more! This perfect blend of sweet, sour and spice is a crowd pleaser and often results in an empty jar.
The recipe comes from Lynnae’s Great Grandma Toots, a.k.a. Mrs. Pickles. Her recipe has united the family’s women for over a century. Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles are a healthy alternative than eating ice cream or cookies.
Status: OUT OF BUSINESS
Sweet Ballz Gourmet Cake Balls
|$250,000 for 10%||$250,000 for 25%||Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran|
Entrepreneurs: James McDonald and Cole Egger
These cake balls are perfect for snacking and produced for the mass market and retailing at convenience stores. Sweet Ballz are savory and moist cake on the inside, with decadent icing on the outside.
Three flavors are available: Cookies & Cream, Red Velvet, and Chocolate. The company suggests eating the cake balls within three weeks for best flavor.
James and Cole were able to draw the Sharks in straight away with the revelation that their product had already achieved $700,000 in sales over the past three months. The majority of these sales were made through a distribution deal with over five thousand 7-11 stores across the United States.
Postcard on the Run
|$300,000 for 5%||$300,000 for 5%||Robert Herjavec|
Entrepreneurs: Josh Brooks
Postcard on the Run is an easy-to-use mobile app that allows you to take a photograph from your phone and instantly send it as a real printed postcard.
No matter where you are in the world right now, or where your postcard and greeting card is to be sent – we’ll send your postcards and greeting cards for you anywhere in the world.
Our Postcard App is the simple way to create and send personalized, printed real photo postcards and greeting cards directly from your smartphone or tablet. Easily design your own individual physical greeting cards, postcards or photo prints with your smartphone photos and a personal greeting text. We print, stamp and mail all of your cards for you.
With the MyPostcard Postcard App, you easily design your own individual photo postcards and greeting cards with your smartphone photos and a personal greeting text on the back.
Status: OUT OF BUSINESS
|$50,000 for 20%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Richard and Albert Amini
RoloDoc is a mobile application designed to act as a communication tool between doctors, patients, and other medical professionals. The intention of the medical app was to act as a sort of ‘social media’ site for the medical industry. While the idea and technology behind RoloDoc is rather unique and could potentially serve as a useful service for the medical industry it became clear quite quickly that the idea and technology was all that the two brothers had.
The two founders of Rolodoc are the brothers Drs. Albert and Richard Amini from Arizona.
Many of those sign-ups were from their friends in the medical world. With the brothers not knowing how to attract users to the platform it became very clear that the Sharks would be unlikely to earn back their investment.
Status: OUT OF BUSINESS
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