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Season 1 Episode 2

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Shark Tank season 1 episode 2 introduces an inner-city teacher tries to sell the Sharks on his unique way to get children to learn; the owner of a gourmet food business watches the Sharks fight for a piece of the action; an astonishing offer is made for one life-saving idea.

Season 1 Episode 2 in depth

In season 1 Kevin Harrington, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, and Robert Herjavec appear as the sharks in every episode.

In this season 1 episode 2, there is no guest judge.

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I know money has no soul, all right? I never, ever, ever let emotion get in the way of an investment.

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We listed below every entrepreneur and business who has appeared on Shark Tank Season 1 Episode 2. 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 haven’t been 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 1 episode 2:

Shark Tank Air Date: 08/16/09 – Season 1 – Episode 2

A Perfect Pear

$500,000 for 15%$500,000 for 50%Kevin Harrington and Robert Herjavec

Entrepreneurs: Susan Knapp

A Perfect Pear was started by Susan Knapp in 1998 and it is a line of award-winning pear jams and jellies. Susan Knapp presented A Perfect Pear, to the Shark Tank seeing $500,000 for 15% of her company.

Her line of pear-focused gourmet food products is selling across 650 retail stores. The Perfect Pear product portfolio includes jellies, jams, spreads, vinegars, tapenades, marinades, dressings and many others, showing the flavors and health benefits of pears.

Susan soon ran out of money to fulfill orders, because of the growing demand in her products.


Classroom Jams

$250,000 for 10%$250,000 for 100%Kevin O’Leary, Kevin Harrington, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec

Entrepreneurs: Mark Furigay

Classroom Jams is an educational record label and publishing house designed to get students into learning about classic works of literature.

When it was featured on Shark Tank, Classroom Jams was still in very early stages. With the agreement of receiving 5% royalties from all future sales, the inventor agreed to sell his entire company (each of the 5 sharks having 20% equity) and an option to buy 1/6 of the company back.

The product has been discontinued after did not gained any traction.


Crooked Jaw

$200,000 for 20%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Craig French

Crooked Jaw was an action sport, MMA and street-wear apparel company founded in 2005 by Craig French. 

Craig French named the company because Craig breaking his jaw in high school. Major MMA events were sponsored by the company.

The exposure led to a deal with a major retail chain, even they did not make a deal on Shark Tank. Later the company has ceased operations and has been out of business since 2015.



$500,000 for 10%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Robert Allison

LifeBelt is a safety device for seatbelts. It prevents the driver from starting the vehicle unless the seatbelt is buckled with an unsecured seat belt by releasing a 50-decibel alarm.

Robert Allison left the Shark Tank with no deal, despite offers from Kevin O’Leary offering $500,000 and Robert Herjavec offering $1 Million to purchase the patent. Robert eventually signed a $1.7 Million deal with an automotive dealership. 

The LifeBelt was briefly available exclusively online at Safety Mom Direct but neither LifeBelt or its partner store exist today. 


Sticky Note Holder

$100,000 for 20%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Mary Ellen Simonsen

Mary Ellen Simonsen is the inventor of the Sticky Note Holder, which is a computer attachment that holds sticky notes in place for disorganized sticky note lovers.

The Sticky Note Holder did not make any deal but did receive positive feedback from Barbara Corcoran and Kevin Harrington.

Sticky Note Holder later was renamed to Flip-N-Note but has failed to get off the ground. This didn’t stop Mary Ellen to continues creating products. Today she has over 16 inventions to her name.


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