Shark Tank season 8 episode 5 introduces a stay-at-home mom pitches her stylish clothing line for little ones; 18-year-old hope the Sharks can help spread his delicious maple syrup products to tables across America; a woman has risked everything for her simple and smart multi-use kitchen accessory; and a young man created a new type of tag for dog lovers. Also, a profile on Kevin O’Leary reveals a lesser-known side of the Shark also known as “Mr. Wonderful.
Season 8 Episode 5 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 5, there is no guest judge.
You can always find a solution if you try hard enough.Lori Greiner
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 1 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 8 episode 5:
- Safe Grabs – Microwave Mat Prevents Finger Burns
- SandiLake Clothing
- Parker’s Maple Syrup
- SiliDog Silent Pet Tags
Shark Tank Air Date: 10/21/16 – Season 8 – Episode 5
|$75,000 for 12%||$75,000 for 25%||Lori Greiner|
Entrepreneurs: Cyndi Lee
Safe Grabs is 100% BPA Free and Food-Grade Silicone certified. Silicone is the future material for kitchenware because it is safer than plastic. All Safe Grabs are heat resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Safe Grabs is also safe to wash on the top rack of the dishwasher. Simply rinse with water and shake excess water to dry or wipe with a damp cloth.
Designed to be durable and flexible for easy handling with double-sided design. You can use it as a hot pad for removing hot dishes, a trivet to protect surfaces from heat and scratches, a splatter guard to confine mealtime messes in the microwave, leverage for opening tough jars, a non-skid and easy to clean placemat.
|$100,000 for 10%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Melissa Lay
In 2014 Melissa Lay learned how to screen print and started creating clothes in her garage. Melissa began selling her clothing on Etsy and within 3 years she had sold over 20,000 shirts. The company has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Forbes, Buzzfeed and Time.
She expanded the product line to include kids leggings, hats, holiday designs and created a line of adult shirts and hats.
|$200,000 for 20%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Joshua Parker
18-year-old entrepreneur Joshua Parker created his line of maple products. He has been making maple syrup since he was 11 years old. He expanded the product line to include Maple Butter and Organic Maple Cotton Candy.
After his appearance on Shark Tank, he was able to get his product on the shelves of giant retail stores including Costco and Whole Foods Markets. Unlike refined sugars on the market, maple syrup has not been stripped of it’s nutrients during heavy processing.
When you decide to buy real maple, you are supporting also small farmers across the northeast who run homegrown family maple farms.
|$100,000 for 15%||$100,000 for 30% + $0.50 royalty per unit||Lori Greiner|
Entrepreneurs: Mikey Lickstein
Silidog Tags is a line of colorful and customizable dog tags made of silicone that can stand up to aggressive play. The tags contain the pet’s name and random phrases. The tags are fully customizable and cost $19.99.
SiliDog was founded five years ago by a University of Florida Master’s student, Mikey Lickstein. Pet ID Tags that are ultra-durable, light-weight, and comfortable for dogs of all breeds and sizes.
SiliDog originally created four classic styles, grew to 20 styles and colors, launched SiliCat Tags. All tags are fully customizable. You can include as much important identifying information as desired. All SiliDog Tag orders include an attachment, front and back customization.
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