Shark Tank season 8 episode 20 introduces a former pet food company salesman from Denver, Colorado, has a unique addition to the beverage industry with a wine for cats; a soccer dad from Cincinnati, Ohio, shares his gut-wrenching story about how he designed a portable shelter that ensures you’re covered wherever you go; an architect and environmentalist from Middlebury, Vermont, used his skills to design a maintenance-free and fun way to make anyone into a gardening guru; and an entrepreneurism teacher from Los Angeles, California, left academia to pursue her own business idea of a reinvented chopstick. Also, a follow-up with Sean Riley, Jeff Klimkowski & Ryan Meegan from Chicago, Illinois, and Dude Products, their manly, durable wipes that Mark Cuban invested in during season 7.
Season 8 Episode 20 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 20, there is no guest judge.
Don’t ever be enamored by what something sells for. It’s more important what you get to keep in your pocket.Robert Herjavec
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 8 Episode 20. 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 20:
- Cropsticks Bamboo Chopsticks With Built-in Rest
- Seedsheets Garden Kits
- Apollo Peak Wine For Cats And Dogs
- Under The Weather Pop-up Tents
Shark Tank Air Date: 04/07/17 – Season 8 – Episode 20
|$75,000 for 12.5%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Mylen Fe Yamamoto
With Cropsticks, you now have a built-in rest that is authentic to the Asian dining experience. Cropsticks are made from fast-growing bamboo. Currently, 45% of one-time use chopsticks are still made from trees. That’s around 36 billion chopsticks contributing to deforestation and increased carbon emissions. Chop a tree down, it’s gone forever. But chop down bamboo, it grows right back.
The Cropsticks is another startup idea launched with a Kickstarter campaign in 2016, pledged over $21,000. Cropsticks is the first product from Cropmade, a line of sustainable goods for Asian cuisine.
|$500,000 for 10%||$500,000 for 22%||Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner|
Entrepreneurs: Cameron Mackugler
The Seedsheet Gardening Kits are the perfect way for you to take control of your food and put a Farmers’ Market on your stoop, patio, porch, windowsill, yard, or roof. Each garden kit includes a recipe-inspired arrangement of plants so you can Grow Your Own: Herbs, Tacos, Salads, Caprese, Cocktails, and Hot Sauce.
Seedsheet gardens pair with our innovative software program that tracks your garden’s growth and sends relevant tips, reminders, and recipes to help you grow from seed to supper!
Seedsheets are great for small spaces, only taking up a 1-square foot of space, and can yield massive harvests of greens, herbs, tomatoes, hot peppers, edible flowers, carrots, radishes, and more!
|$100,000 for 10%||$100,000 for 20%||Kevin O’Leary|
Entrepreneurs: Brandon Zavala
Apollo Peak Wine is a simple wine bottle purchased from a local wine shop and plastered with a newly made logo of two cats and a glass of wine – entitled Pinot Meow Cat Wine of Apollo Vineyards.
His Apollo Peak company offers all-natural, non-alcoholic wines for your cats and dogs. Apollo Peak Cat Wines are 100% organic liquid catnip designed to entice classy cat into playtime.
The company founder Zavala’s idea to make ‘cat wine’, ‘dog wine’, and other pet beverages has grown to a half a million annual-revenue company.
|$600,000 for 10%||$600,000 for 15%||Mark Cuban|
Entrepreneurs: Rick Pescovitz
Under the Weather InstaPod Pop-Up Tent features a double zipper that can be opened from inside or out and from either side, making entry and exit quick and easy. This Instapod Under the Weather tent pops up in seconds to provide quick protection from the rain at a moment’s notice.
It has a cold-treated clear PVC-Up that makes it 30 degrees warmer inside than outside and also provides an unobstructed view of your surroundings. The lightweight Under the Weather pop-up tent folds into a compact circle, which you can easily take wherever you go.
A steel frame maintains the pod’s shape and a seamless floor prevents the entry of water and UPF 50 Sun Protection.
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