Shark Tank season 8 episode 11 introduces an entrepreneurial single mom who works with Santa Claus to reply to children’s letters, complete with the North Pole postmark; an 83-year-old Ironman triathlon competitor from Malibu, California, and his millennial-aged business partner from Sandy, Utah, who invented a more functional winter glove; and two men from Glendale Heights, Illinois, who aim to make gift-giving more personalized with their product. Also, a “Shark Profile” on billionaire Mark Cuban.
Season 8 Episode 11 in depth
In this season as the regular sharks appear Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavec. Venture investor Chris Sacca returned as a guest shark in several episodes this season.
In season 8 episode 11, there is no guest judge.
When looking at trends, I always ask myself basic and timeless questions about business, and the one I seem to always come back to is, ‘How is this different than anything else in the marketplace?Daymond John
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 8 Episode 11. 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 8 episode 11:
- Hand Out Gloves – Free Your Fingers
- PolyGlide Synthetic Ice
- Sealed By Santa Letters
- DigiWrap Custom Wrapping Paper
Shark Tank Air Date: 12/09/16 – Season 8 – Episode 11
|$150,000 for 20%||$300,000 line of credit for 25%||Barbara Corcoran|
Entrepreneurs: Jake Sullivan and Don Wildman
The perfect weapon for fighting cold spring slush or hot hands on the skin track. Not only do your fingers get numb, but taking gloves on and off is just a pain, especially if you prefer under-the-cuff gloves. At the back of the Pro Ski Glove’s hand, the Hand Out’s new zipper solves all those problems.
Your fingers are just a quick zip away and your hands are comfy with the Hand Out Lightweight Gloves. You can skin without sweaty hands by simply unzipping and stick your hand out of the shell. The entire leather shell with its breathable waterproof Hipora insert as the zipper is ruggedly protective against the elements.
These gloves are a go-to for sunny days in inbounds and out and are made from a durable waterproof zipper and breathable neoprene.
|$250,000 for 20%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Jim Loughran
PolyGlide is a premium grade synthetic ice surface, using the latest in polymer technologies, that offer optimum glide and performance. In a matter of minutes, any outdoor patio, garage or playroom, can easily convert with PolyGlide Synthetic Ice into your own home rink!
Throw a party for the whole family or learn to skate in the comfort of your own home! Panels are available in 2 x 4’ or 4 x 8 ‘ sections. It weighs 80 pounds each and a thicker 1/4” material is used to make the 4 x 8 ‘ sections.
Those skaters looking to start building a little at a time their own home Ice rink without the added expense of freight shipping must go for this lightweight “veneer” panel.
|$150,000 for 20%||$75,000 for 22.5% + $75,000 loan||Lori Greiner|
Entrepreneurs: Sarah Blaines
Each Santa Pack comes with the official Santa Letter on Parchment Paper with burned edges. This Santa Letter has over 17 personalization items and Santa’s official wax seal. Every Santa Pack comes in with a big Santa label on the front of a shiny red foil envelope addressed to the child.
Every Santa Pack also comes to an autographed picture of Santa, in addition to the Santa Letter, an ornament from the North Pole, Holiday Crayons, Holiday washable tattoos, Holiday Stickers, a pre-Christmas toy, a Santa coloring book, and a package of Magical Reindeer Food. For your child to continue to believe in Santa Claus, this will truly be a memorable experience.
|$150,000 for 10%||$150,000 for 20%||Kevin O’Leary|
Entrepreneurs: Charlie Williams and Brad Boskovic
With DigiWrap you can customize tissue paper with your corporate brand, logo, product shots, or even full-color photos. Line corporate gift bags, bridal shower gifts, wrap baby with the use of tissue paper or even cushion employee awards. The ideas are endless.
All printed tissue paper comes in a variety of sizes, and it is available in a wide selection of background colors and making this the perfect personalized touch to any gift, promotion or giveaway.
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