Shark Tank season 8 episode 6 introduces a young man and his business partner from Carrollton, Texas, pitch an unusual twist to a common vegetable; two sisters from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, get a Shark to proclaim that their barbeque sauce “could bring a tear to a glass eye;” two millennial entrepreneurs have a way to alleviate the hassle of luggage and packing; and a biochemist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, can make the invisible visible with a device that ensures sun protection. Also, an update on the Grace & Lace accessory line, which Barbara Corcoran invested in during season 5.
Season 8 Episode 6 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 the season 8 episode 6, there is no guest judge.
Make your product easier to buy than your competition’s, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.Mark Cuban
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 8 Episode 6. 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 6:
- Sunscreenr – UV Camera Shows Sunscreen Coverage
- Potato Parcel – Handwritten Potato Messages
- Lulu Bang – Gourmet Sauces
- UNPACK – Travel Without Packing
Shark Tank Air Date: 10/28/16 – Season 8 – Episode 6
|$800,000 for 10%||$800,000 for 33.3%||Kevin O’Leary|
Entrepreneurs: Dave Cohen
Sunscreenr is a device that detects the spots where you may be missing sunscreen. Using SPF 30 sunscreen reduces your chances of skin cancer by 80%. Just turn it on and look through the viewfinder and you can see areas with thin coverage or spots that were missed. Through the Sunscreenr camera, protected skin looks dark and unprotected skin looks light.
What motivated David Cohen and Jon Meyer to came up with this device was watched family members struggle with the disease, they knew something needed to be done to help protect their loved ones from easily avoidable skin damage.
Typical sunscreens work by absorbing UV light before it hits your skin. The Sunscreenr camera can detect how much UV light is being properly blocked and how much is actually cooking your skin.
|$50,000 for 10%||$50,000 for 10% ($500,000 valuation)||Kevin O’Leary|
Entrepreneurs: Alex Craig and Riad Bekhit
Potato Parcel is the ‘spud’tacularly viral service that lets you send a potato with a personalized message on it to anyone. The idea for Potato Parcel sprouted from a viral Reddit post featuring a stamp covered potato which had been mailed to someone.
In October 2015, Potato Parcel was sold to Bay Area entrepreneur Riad Bekhit for $40,000 and moved to San Bruno, California. Potato Parcel has expanded shipping to Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom.
Send your friends or family a gift that they’ll never expect! According to Riad Bekhit, they’ve sold over 70,000 potatoes since the show aired, earning over $700,000 in sales.
|$150,000 for 10%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Jorrae Beard and Kelly Beard
Joyce’s Lulu Bang Sauces come in four distinct flavors, Asian Persuasion, BBQ Fusion, Bourbon Marinade. She named the sauce after her late mother Joyce Beard and late brother Michael “Lulu Bang” Beard.
They developed the recipe for the sauce for their restaurant but it was so well received they began producing them nationwide. They have several other products in development including organic BBQ sauce and blackened seasoning.
|$500,000 for 40%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Aaron Liskov and Andrew Zahornacky
Unpack entrepreneurs, Aaron Liskov and Andrew Zahornacky did not have a clear vision for Unpack and as Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner pointed out during their pitch, the duo did not know what business they were in.
Unpack sends a suitcase full of clothes and toiletries to your travel destination so you don’t need to worry about wardrobe, packing, and lost luggage. Unfortunately for Unpack, they ran out of money and were unable to keep the business going.
When you’re ready to head home, you leave your suitcase behind and the hotel sends it back to Unpack for you, where all the clothes are cleaned and prepared for their next rental.
Status: OUT OF BUSINESS
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