Shark Tank season 9 episode 17 introduces an idea for empowering women; a way to ease people into water sports; a food item for breastfeeding moms; an animal-themed pet apparel company.
Season 9 Episode 17 in depth
In this season 9 episode 17, the guest judge is Sara Blakely.
Sara Treleaven Blakely is an American businesswoman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. She is the founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company with pants and leggings, founded in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2012, Blakely was named in Time magazine’s “Time 100” annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
In 2006, Blakely launched the Sara Blakely Foundation to help women through education and entrepreneurial training.
Since 2015, she has been a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks basketball team, along with billionaire Tony Ressler.
I was always doing something to make money, because in my neighborhood money was power.Daymond John
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 9 Episode 17. 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 9 episode 17:
- Boobie Bars – Herbal Lactation Bars
- ZUP Watersports Board
- Alice’s Table Flower Arranging Events
- Pandaloon – Panda Pet Costumes, Apparel and Accessories
Shark Tank Air Date: 01/14/18 – Season 9 – Episode 17
|$150,000 for 10%||$150,000 for 20%||Daymond John|
Entrepreneurs: Wendy Colson
Boobie Bars are a perfect choice for busy moms on the go especially you working mamas and exclusive pumpers. It is the easiest way to curb hunger while pumping or busy at your desk.
Before Boobie Bar, breastfeeding moms were forced to sip several cups of nasty-tasting herbal teas or pop more than a dozen pills a day in their quest to boost their milk supply.
Wendy Colson founder of the company is a registered nurse and lactation consultant. She created Boobie Bar because she wanted to offer nursing mothers an all-natural herbal lactation bar packed with galactagogues and superfoods – moringa, turmeric, shatavari, flaxseed and more.
|$300,000 for 10%||NO DEAL||NO SHARK|
Entrepreneurs: Glen Duff, Scott Parks and Nick Kierpiec
Zup is a recreation company from Williamsburg, VA that has invented a new kind of wakeboard that can be ridden on a person’s belly, on their knees, or even standing kind of like a surfboard.
Comfortable, non-skid EVA foam padding, allows for multiple foot positions anywhere on the board. ABS Molded construction will keep the board working great after getting beat up over time.
Zup claims to have 100 retailers in the United States, Canada, and Japan in addition to being sold online at Amazon.
|$250,000 for 6.25%||$250,000 for 10% + optional 10% later||Mark Cuban and Sarah Blakely|
Entrepreneurs: Alice Rossiter Lewis
Alice’s Table is a company from Boston, MA, that wants to bring more women into business by hosting flower arranging classes and providing “businesses in a box” kits so that they can teach other women the art of putting flowers in a vase.
Exec takes home 70% commission on ticket sales to each event before the cost of flowers. Its unique Event Exec program empowers women to launch their own events businesses and supports them with an innovative online platform and active community to help them be successful.
Alice’s Table has been featured on Shark Tank, receiving a deal with Mark Cuban and Sara Blakely, in addition to Live with Kelly & Ryan, Create & Cultivate, The Everygirl and more.
|$60,000 for 20%||$60,000 for 35%||Lori Greiner|
Entrepreneurs: Eugenia Chen
Pandaloon is a brand devoted to animal lovers, specializing in the cutest pet costumes in the world! The store was founded by an educator and panda lover, with the help of her furry business partner, Huxley the Panda Puppy. They created the viral Panda Puppy videos that garnered over 200 million views online.
The most famous is the panda bear costume. The available costumes include the panda, a lion, a unicorn, and a bear and are sized to fit small to medium dogs.
The entrepreneur has a master’s in computational science and had taught math at the Salk Institute in addition to sometimes as many as five part-time jobs.
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