Shark Tank season 9 episode 9 introduces an automatic dog potty system that wraps and then seals the waste to maintain a clean and odor-free home from an entrepreneur in Chicago, Illinois; two entrepreneurs from Phoenix, Arizona, designed an app to make tipping easier; twin entrepreneurs from Sacramento, California, hope to make the world of pickup basketball much simpler; and an invention that absorbs moisture and deodorizes sweaty sports gear from an entrepreneur in Ashburn, Virginia.
Season 9 Episode 9 in depth
In this season 9 episode 9, the guest judge is Alex Rodriguez.
Alexander Rodriguez is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), as well as a businessman and philanthropist.
Alex Rodriguez joined ESPN in 2018 as a Sunday Night Baseball analyst.
In July 2020, it was announced that Rodriguez would be part of the judging panel for the Forbes’ Next 1000 list, a franchise that focuses on entrepreneurs from marginalized communities.
Rodriguez formerly owned a Mercedes-Benz dealership in League City, Texas, and in his free time, Rodriguez buys and collects art. He is an investor for eSports team NRG Esports.
The biggest journey in all of our lives is the journey from external to internal validation.Chris Sacca
We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 9 Episode 9. Many scammers claim they’ve received big investments from the Sharks or they have been on the show. If you don’t see a business on this list, they were not actually on Shark Tank. 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 9:
- GloveStix – Deodorizer For Gloves
- Bravo Mobile Tipping App
- HoopMaps App For Pickup Basketball
- BrilliantPad Self-Cleaning Dog Potty
Shark Tank Air Date: 11/05/17 – Season 9 – Episode 9
|$150,000 for 10%
|$150,000 for 17.5%
|Lori Greiner and Alex Rodriguez
Entrepreneurs: Krista Woods
GloveStix and ShoeStix are award-winning, patent-pending odor management systems. After games or practice place them into your shoes or gloves and they will absorb harmful moisture, eliminate odors and inhibit 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria growth on the product surface!
A non-toxic, all-natural, and safe alternative to harsh chemical sprays.
Perfect for hard-to-clean shoes, used or new gear, skates, cleats or boots. Great for lacrosse, hockey, boxing, football, soccer gear and more.
|$150,000 for 5%
|$150,000 for 10% + 4% advisory shares
|Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner
Entrepreneurs: Maria del Carmen Luna and Hector Rodriguez-Luna
BRΛVO marketplace helps you set up a store to pay or get paid by your customers. According to their website, the app can be used “to find service professionals and other people near you securely using your GPS location”.
You can purchase experiences such as pre-concert passes, support your favorite person but also greets and meet backstage and even special edition merchandise.
BRΛVO is committed to transparency, social finance, and security. BRΛVO handles platform issues, payments, security, user experience, and technology.
|$100,000 for 5%
Entrepreneurs: Donte Morris and Dominic Morris
Hoopmaps is an award-winning mobile app that allows people to find pickup games in their area. Hoopmaps is available for iOS and Android and that lets people organize and/or find pickup Basketball games. Basketball lovers can signup for free and after they create a profile, they can use the interactive map to quickly locate the activity of a basketball game.
The App was created by twin brothers Donte and Dominic Morris, who both have attended Sacramento State University.
The idea came out of the disappointment of not finding a place where people are playing pickup basketball. Due to the difficulty of finding games around the neighborhood or in their city, they sought to find an app or something that would assist them. An app that would satisfy the hunger for a friendly, fun, competitive game of basketball, has never been built before.
|$500,000 for 5%
|$500,000 for 8% + $2.5 royalty per unit
Entrepreneurs: Alan Cook
BrilliantPad is an advanced, self-cleaning dog potty for puppies and small dogs under 25 pounds. The typical training pads are often messy and smelly and now can be replaced with the superior BrilliantPad system. A comfortable place for your dog to go potty anytime is provided by BrilliantPad which cleans itself.
When you are stuck in traffic or a meeting or social engagement runs long, or anything unexpected arises and BrilliantPad comes to the rescue by providing flexibility and freedom. When the urge strikes in the middle of the night or the weather is bad, BrilliantPad is ready. Dogs that use BrilliantPad no longer have to be anxiously waiting or searching for a place to go.
BrilliantPad rolls are strong enough to handle both #1 and #2. After your dog goes potty, waste is automatically rolled up and sealed between layers of absorbent and waterproof materials that hold in odor and moisture. BrilliantPad is hands-free for days or weeks at a time.
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