A TASTE OF WHAT THE SHARKS WERE FED
Each week, a group of budding entrepreneurs fronted up to pitch their unique idea to a panel of five self-made millionaires, in hopes of snaring an investment.
Many of the products and services presented on Shark Tank impressed, some were soso and a couple were plain bad. As the finale of the hit show nears, the sharks deliver their verdicts on the best and worst moments of the first season.
Steve Baxter: Rescue Swag — a multipurpose first aid kit that doubles as a sling, splint, compression device and water carrier, with space for a personal locating beacon. John McGrath: Ranchero Salsa — Mexican hot sauces. Andrew Banks: Bottle-pops — themed bottle openers that make sounds. Janine Allis: The Scrubba Wash Bag — a small portable washing machine. Its creator Ash Newland knew his numbers, business and direction. Naomi Simson: PB Conveyor Tray — a prototype of a conveyor belt that fits in the tray of any truck.
Steve: I won’t say much but it involved toilet lids, automation and a very, very enthusiastic inventor. John: I think Rent Resume wasn’t a strong offering, compared to others we saw. Andrew: We Teach Me — online learning aggregator that was an interesting business, but the structure and pitch were bad. Janine: I agree — We Teach Me. A great idea but a bad presentation. Naomi: Scope My Project. A bit of humility goes a long way.
Steve: A tie between Bottle-pops and Scrubba Wash Bag. John: Ruby and Ollie’s All Abilities Childcare. Andrew: Bottle-pops. Janine: Scrubba Wash Bag. The opportunities are very exciting. Naomi: Grown Eyewear. SHARK TANK FINALE, CHANNEL 10, SUNDAY, 9PM
Judges Steve Baxter, Janine Allis, Andrew Banks, Naomi Simson and John McGrath.