Shark Tank season 7 episode 16 introduces an veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs try to enlist the Sharks’ investments. Two military spouses have built a handbag empire using upcycled military materials and piecework from other military spouses. A former Marine and his business partner cousin try to sell the Sharks on their gloves that put wireless control of your phone at your fingertips. A former Air Force Major looks to franchise her personal organization business. Two veteran army rangers tout their product line, which empowers locals who make “cool products in dangerous places”. “Shark Tank” revisits Air Force veteran owner of Turbopup, the canine meal bars, in which Daymond John invested last season.
Season 7 Episode 16 in depth
In this season 7 episode 16, there is no guest judge.
The ultimate truth about money: even though it doesn’t care about me or you, to make money requires us to care deeply about it.Kevin O’Leary
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 7 Episode 16. 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 7 episode 16:
- Combat Flip Flops – Products Made in Countries Affected by War
- BearTek – Bluetooth Smart Gloves Control Your Phone
- R.Riveter – Handbags Made by Military Spouses
- Major Mom – Home Organization Service
Shark Tank Air Date: 02/05/16 – Season 7 – Episode 16
|$150,000 for 10%||$300,000 for 30%||Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and Lori Greiner|
Entrepreneurs: Donald Lee and Matthew Griffin
Combat Flip Flops are beautifully made accessories made by entrepreneurs in warn-torn areas in need of hope. In Afghanistan, they found a woman-owned factory to make sarongs. In Colombia, they make their top-selling product, flip flops made with combat boot exteriors.
Griffin and his team’s goal when building Combat Flip Flops was to ignite and empower people affected by extreme adversity in war-torn countries.
Matthew Griffin, Donald Lee and Andrew Sewrey started Combat Flip Flops in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2011.
|$500,000 for 5%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Willie Blount and Tarik Rodgers
BearTek is a wirelessly control your digital world with BearTek smart gloves, which connect to devices like GoPro cameras or smartphones using Bluetooth.
BearTek Bluetooth SmartGloves were designed for the everyday adventurer. With gloves for classic wear, snow sports and motorcycling, they have something for everyone.
The gloves could remotely control digital devices through different finger gestures so you can talk, make a video or listen to music, without taking off the gloves. Willie Blount from Colombia and his cousin, Tarik Rodgers from Dallas, developed the BearTek glove system.
This technology is the core of our one-of-a-kind finger touch control system, giving you access to everything you need to fully control and create your ultimate ride. BearTek Gloves give you access when you want it; right on your fingertips are the touch points of the glove. Simple touches of the thumb to the appropriate fingers give you wireless control of your phone, music, media, and camera
Status: OUT OF BUSINESS
|$100,000 for 20%||$100,000 for 20%||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Lisa Bradley and Cameron Cruse
R.Riveter is a high-quality and fashionable handbags made by military spouses and made with up-cycled military materials.
Every R. Riveter bag is handcrafted in America with American parts. Featuring beautiful designs fashioned in up-cycled canvas Army tents and genuine deer hide leather, the bags are as durable as they are stylish.
The two entrepreneurs needed some capital to get things rolling and reached out to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, in September 2014, to fund their start-up.
|$150,000 for 20%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Angela Cody-Rouget
Major Mom offers coaching services to help you get your home organized and keep it that way. Major Mom founder Angela Cody-Rouget had a successful sixteen-year long career in the Air Force.
The idea came about when her husband lost his job after she left the service, his real estate business unexpectedly collapsed, and the family suddenly found themselves in an uncomfortable financial position.
Major Mom has a team of highly-trained “Liberators” who descend on the problem area. Major Mom has been garnering a lot of attention in the media recently because of its success rate in organizing for clients.
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