Season 1

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.

Kevin O’Leary

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. 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 1 episode 2:


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

A Perfect Pear

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

Entrepreneurs: Susan Knapp

A Perfect Pear is a line of award-winning pear jams and jellies started by Susan Knapp in 1998. 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.

Status: OUT OF BUSINESS


Classroom Jams

ASKED FORGOTSHARK
$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.

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

Though the product did receive an investment, it never gained any traction and has been discontinued.

Status: ACQUIRED, OUT OF BUSINESS


Crooked Jaw

ASKED FORGOTSHARK
$200,000 for 20%NO DEALNO SHARK

Entrepreneurs: Craig French

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

Craig French named the company because of Craig breaking his jaw in high school. The company has also sponsored major MMA events.

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

Status: OUT OF BUSINESS


LifeBelt

ASKED FORGOTSHARK
$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. 

Status: OUT OF BUSINESS


Sticky Note Holder

ASKED FORGOTSHARK
$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 receive positive feedback from Kevin Harrington and Barbara Corcoran but ultimately no offers were made.

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.

Status: OUT OF BUSINESS


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