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Shark Tank Show Episode 414
1-11-2013This Fridays Shark Tank Show feature's one of the most successful inventions that has ever raised money on Kickstarter.com. In fact, episode 414 will be featuring two of the four contestant's who raised additional seed money using the Kickstarter platform. It seems to becoming a big part of the Shark Tank theme to pick successful campaign's that overwhelmingly raise more money on Kickstarter.com then their initial goals. If you need to raise fund's for your business and have been thinking of trying out for the Shark Tank Show, but have not tried to raise capital from a crowd funding site just yet, you may want to take this into consideration before applying. Keep your goal reasonable with a fair amount of certainty that you can crush those numbers which will certainly add to the credibility to your product.
A very good case study that will be on the Shark Tank this Friday Night is Coffee Joulies. Less then two years ago, two guy's by the name of Dave, started a simple Kick Starter Campaign to help keep your coffee warmer for a longer time. A little over a Month later their campaign ended with over $300k in start-up capital. These guy's have already proven there is a big demand for their invention which will give them a very good edge when they go into the Shark Tank. Look for more of a strategic partnership then just an investment of money coming from the Sharks. This is one product I would like to try for myself.
The other successful Kickstarter project on tonight's Shark Tank Show is called Urbio. Kind of an interesting choice for a name that gives you little clue what it's about. I do however really like the product and can see a very big demand coming from a number of different markets. The Urbio is actually a very cool looking vertical wall garden. With the Urbio you can plant your garden on any wall that gets sun light. The sizes and shapes of the flower pot's come in several shapes and sizes which you can arrange any way you'd like. This is a given that this product would do very well on QVC.
Sub Zero Ice Cream
Sub Zero Ice Cream has a new and very entertaining way of making and serving ice cream. The ice cream stores have changed little years, until now. Forget about 31 flavors, how about over 1 trillion combinations to choose from. That's right, over a trillion different ice cream combinations. If that's not enough to get you into a Sub Zero Ice Cream Store, then maybe the way they make it will. They mix all the ingredient's for your creation first, then flash freeze it at sub zero temperature's at -321 degrees and instantly make the ice cream right in front of you. A super neat idea to get you in the store making the freshest ice cream available. This is a pure franchise play which should be very interesting during negotiations.
Teddy Needs A Bath
Teddy Needs A Bath has a name most would associate with the product straight away. Does your teddy bear need a bath? While I never thought about washing a teddy bear, I can see that there is a market for such a product. One of my kids had a little teddy bear that probably should of been washed more then a few times (a week) but who ever thinks about washing them for fear they would fall apart and ruin their favorite toy. We'll ----sure did and came up with the perfect invention that works on all kinds of stuffed animals. Yet another QVC play? It would seem like a good fit IMO.
Shark Tank Special Update with Litter Jewelry
Litter Jewelry was started by two sister's Mackenzie Burdick and Rachael Mann almost by accident. Creating a head piece out of an old necklace that ended up on a blog picture that got the attention of a jewelry show that wanted their design added to the collection. Taking broken down (litter) jewelery and turning them into one-of-a-kind pieces of art became an obsession for the two sisters.
This is a Great Story with current updates on the Litter Jewelry Success and their new business partner's Daymond John and Mark Cuban.