Shark Tank season 8 episode 18 introduces a former tech consultant-turned-chef and a former strategy and operations consultant from San Diego, California, who believe their tasty, artificial-free nutrients are the future of food supplements; a woman from Scranton, Pennsylvania, who comes from a family of entrepreneurs, needs a Shark to propel her training and educational courses for would-be drone pilots; two college friends now living in Brooklyn, New York, seek to help the animals that inspired their company with elephant-themed apparel; and three beach lovers from San Diego, California, introduce a stylish option to the standard beach towel, with proceeds helping to preserve marine life. Also, an update from Bombas, a sock company with a social mission which Daymond John invested in during season 6.
Season 8 Episode 18 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 18, there is no guest judge.
The road to riches is never straight and narrow. It can be riddled with financial land mines.Kevin O’Leary
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 8 Episode 18. 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 18:
- DARTdrones – Drone Pilot Training
- Sand Cloud Turkish Towels
- The Elephant Pants
- Ora Organics Plant Based Supplements
Shark Tank Air Date: 02/24/17 – Season 8 – Episode 18
|$300,000 for 10%||$300,000 for 10%||Mark Cuban|
Entrepreneurs: Abby Speicher
DARTdrones provides the highest quality training, certification, and continued support for the drone pilots of fire and police stations. Expert support for new drone pilots, DARTdrones is the national leader in drone consultation and training.
In 2016 DARTdrones had generated over $500,000 in sales and projected in 2017 sales, before its appearance on Shark Tank, to reach one million dollars.
Seven programs are offered by the company to fit your needs and it has over 7,000 students. Their training programs are customizable and feature in-person hands-on training on flight training, instruction on attaining a commercial remote pilot license, scenario-based online training.
|$200,000 for 8%||$200,000 for 15%||Robert Herhavec|
Entrepreneurs: Branon Leibel and Bruno Aschidamini
Sand Cloud Turkish Towels are made of the most luxurious, quality 100% Cotton, hand-loomed in Turkey. The towels are luxurious, lightweight, absorbent & sand-resistant. Better than any bath towel or bulky beach in the world, easily shake off the sand, and they dry quickly.
The Sand Cloud towels are so smooth and soft. They donate 10% of profits back to save marine life. A portion of the company sales goes to support marine life.
They partnered up with major organizations like the Marine Conservation Institute, The Surfrider Foundation, The Pacific Marine Mammal Center, San Diego Coastkeeper, and Hawaii Wildlife Fund.
|$500,000 for 10%||$500,000 for 15% + 2.5% in advisory shares||Daymond John|
Entrepreneurs: Nathan Colemand and James Brooks
The Elephant Pants products are proudly made in Chiang Mai, Thailand by a talented team that’s paid 2x the minimum wage, provided with healthcare, and given a green environment to work in. The fashion company’s mission is saving elephants, with a portion of every sale of their elephant-print pants. IEF programs that help save the elephants receive donations of 10% of net profits.
The two friends, James Brooks and Nathan Coleman founded the company after a trip to Thailand. They visited locally-made clothing shops, which were implementing elephants through their designs.
|$375,000 for 5%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Will Smelko and Ronald Chang
Ora Organics is a plant-based, superior alternative, formulated specifically with ingredients that have been proven to fulfill your body’s protein needs. The digestive enzymes that ensure everything is broken down and properly absorbed and a boost of nutrients are provided from the superfoods.
Their products are free of any animal protein sources, any common allergens like gluten, whey or dairy, and never any artificial ingredients, fillers, additives, or nasty gums in our protein powder.
A truly keto protein powder that’s low carb, low sugar, high protein, and made with clean, whole-food ingredients sourced from USDA organic certified farms.
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