Saturday, September 14

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10 Worst Shark Tank Pitches

Unsuccessful Shark Tank Pitches

 As an avid reader of Business Insider, I thought this was an interesting article they did on the 10 Most Horrible Shark Tank Pitches. It's more of a picture gallery than an article, so I thought I'd find out how these Entrepreneurs are doing today. Just because you get on the Shark Tank Show and get priceless publicity seen by millions of viewers, does not always mean your invention will be successful. A few of Entrepreneurs worst Shark Tank pitches have failed, while a few have seen great success even though the Sharks did not invest in them.

Squirrel Boss Bird Feeder

 I was actually "shocked" the Squirrel Boss made Business Insider's list of worst pitches on the Shark Tank. Bird feed is expensive these days especially when your feeding the neighborhood squirrels making their daily rounds. Considering the alternative to extinguish these little critters, why not just train them with a little shock to stay away from your bird feeder? The Squirrel Boss may keep squirrels away by remotely shocking them, but they also keep Sharks away from investing in them when you shock them as we'll.

Man Candle

WHAT? The Man Candle made the list of worst Shark Tank pitches? Johnson Bailey came up with this clever idea that all Man Caves need a manly smell with none of those perfume scented candles. Is it a coincidence that his best-selling Man Candle is the "Fart Candle"?

Cougar Energy Drink

We have an energy drink for everything else, so why not have one specifically for older women that call themselves Cougars? There's one thing going after a broad niche and being successful, but a little too narrow of a niche might not be good for a long term growing business. I still like my idea which is to develop the "Sugar Daddy Energy Drink" to go along with "Cougar" and thus doubling the market overnight.

Samson Martin

Here's another very narrowly niche product specifically for pregnant women. The Samson Martin t-shirts are custom printed with your babies due date for proud expecting Mothers. According to Martins Linked-In page, the business that did $1.4 million in sales out of her basement closed up shop May 2012 after the Shark Tank Show. She has now started another clothing business called Trunk Club that is somewhat similar to the Alpha M Dude (didn't Business Insider see this episode?) that teaches men how to dress with style.

Sullivan "Gold" Generator

Now here's an idea that could pay off our National Debt and create unlimited power in the process. Using the Earth's natural rotation, the Sullivan Generator creates a vortex (tornado) which it then stores the energy being produced. Not only will this generator produce an unlimited supply of energy, it also creates fresh drinking water from the Ocean and collects Gold as a by-product from the process.


The Viewsport is taking advantage of the sweat activated technology to see messages hidden on your t-shirt while you're working out. The more you sweat, the easier it is to see these hidden messages. If they had motivational quotes hidden on the t-shirts I think they would do much better than the first one I seen on the website that simply says "Beast" once you've sweat ted enough to see it.

Wake N Bacon

If you love the smell of Bacon as much as I do, then you're going to love waking up to real bacon cooking next to your head while you sleep. That's right, an alarm clock that cooks bacon for you which co insides for when it's time to wake up. Now if it only made the first cup of coffee to go with it, I just might consider.

Fitness Stride

The Fitness Stride claims to give you a workout while not working out. As crazy as that may sound, these $50 large rubber bands actually do work if you can keep them on long enough that is. Stacy Erwin's pitch to the Sharks may have been a memorable one, but as far as making the Fitness Stride as success, he was not. The website say's they are all sold out, but I think it's just a nice way of saying Fitness Stride is out of business.

Flip N Notes

Do you clutter your computer screen with sticky notes? Well if you do then the Flip N Notes has been created just for you. It attaches to the sides of your computer screen which you can easily access without cluttering up your screen. With zero sales and a $500k valuation coming into the Shark Tank, its easy to see why Mary Ellen Simonsen didn't get a deal.

Track Days The Movie

This is the first time a full length Featured Movie has ever been on the Shark Tank looking for an investment to get the movie made. The only problem was there was no script yet, and negotiations were open to fit whatever the Sharks were interested in. The Sharks also needed to commit to a $5 million investment which none of them were willing to do. Even with a script and a few A List Celebrities signed on to the movie, it would still seem like a long shot that any of the Sharks would of bitten.

So there you have it, the 10 Worst Shark Tank Pitches according to Business Insider. What's the worst Shark Tank pitch you have seen on the Show thus far? Mine would have to be the Partie Poche that I instantly thought of when asked this question. To come so close to making a deal of a lifetime, and then blow it all away in a matter of seconds because it was time to listen instead of continuing to talk.


  1. Anonymous12:28 AM

    I would have thought that the negative ion watch band thingy would have made it on this list as that was a total scam.

  2. Life caps should be there that was even more of a scam a dangerous one at that.