A PODCAST FEATURING SHARK TANK ENTREPRENEURS
I belong to a community of hundreds of others who have shared the experience of appearing on Shark Tank and it's been a great source of support and learning for me. So I started this podcast hoping that the wisdom and experience of these exceptional entrepreneurs could add value to you too.
Be sure to subscribe to Lessons From The Tank on your favorite platform. I've got an incredible lineup of impressive inventors and business people who have all walked that ominous corridor and gone toe-to-toe with the Sharks!
Maxwell Cohen – Become An Expert
Maxwell Cohen, Inventor of Peelaways disposable bed sheets, was fresh out of college and had no idea what he was in for when he took his brand new product on a “millennial start-up focused” episode of Shark Tank. But the experience, even though it was pretty brutal and didn’t end with a deal, put him…
Beth Fynbo – It’s Never Too Late To Chase Your Dreams
Can you relate to this scenario? You’re trying to enjoy a nice meal at a restaurant, but you (and others) are constantly distracted by your child throwing their toys and utensils on the floor. Take a bite – pick up a toy. Take a bite, pick up a fork. Take a bite, pick up a…
Lindsey Fleischhauer – Shopping With Babies – The Struggle Is Real
Lindsey Fleischhauer – Shopping With Babies – The Struggle Is Real If you’ve ever tried grocery shopping with a baby, you know the struggle is real! Carrying a car seat on your arm while searching through the aisles almost feels impossible, but placing a huge car seat in the shopping cart limits your space for…
Kim Meckwood – Try, Try, and Try Again
Kim Meckwood – Try, Try, and Try Again Kim Meckwood is a two-time breast cancer survivor and one of the most determined people I’ve ever met. Her story of grit and unbelievable perseverance is beyond inspiring! She holds the record for the most auditions before getting on Shark Tank with seven tries! “No” just means…
Garret Lamp – Don’t Stop Until You Make It
Garret Lamp – Don’t Stop Until You Make It Don’t Stop Until You Make It Hustle and perseverance are non-negotiables for entrepreneurs, and no one knows that better than Garret “Buddy” Lamp. In this episode of Lessons From The Tank, Buddy shares stories of his determination as a young adult and how he was constantly…
Jessica Levison – The Importance of Optimism
It can be difficult for people, especially children, to maintain a balanced diet. But what if some of your favorite delicious treats were suddenly made healthy? Thanks to Jessica Levison, founder of Peekaboo Ice Cream, you can easily meet that desired veggie intake while eating dessert. And the best part is – the veggies are…
Ryan Chen – From College to Real World
Kent Yoshimura and Ryan Chen are not your typical entrepreneurs! Kent trained with the Japanese Olympic Judo team, painted as a muralist for the city of Los Angeles, and competed internationally in Muay Thai. Meanwhile, Ryan trained with the U.S. Paralympic team while holding a 2nd-degree black belt in Kendo. Both have degrees in neuroscience,…
Tim Taft – Don’t Discourage Small Business
From cat toys to dog houses to chicken coops, Tim Taft’s INNOVATION PET business has grown and changed in more ways than he could ever have anticipated since he appeared in Season 7, Episode 21 of Shark Tank. In this episode of Lessons From The Tank, Tim shares valuable wisdom from lessons learned the hard…
Nancy Kalish – Enthusiasm Always Wins
In this episode of my Lessons From The Tank Podcast, I talked with former health journalist and certified health coach Nancy Kalish, Founder of Rule Breaker Snacks. Nancy knew all about healthy eating but could never find a way to properly satisfy her sweet tooth. She came across some interesting plant-based dessert recipes on the…
Michael Benarde & Shirah Benarde – Turning Passion Into A Business
Brother and sister team Shirah and Michael Benarde appeared on Season 12, Episode 12 of Shark Tank, and scored one of the fastest deals in the show’s history! Lori Greiner immediately recognized the life-saving potential of their invention, NightCap – a hair scrunchie that converts to a drink cover to help keep women safe from the all-to-common problem of drink spiking at parties and bars.
Schuyler Ellers – Put Yourself Out There
When Schuyler Ellers pitched his one-of-a-kind product on Season 11, Episode 22 of Shark Tank, it was definitely one of the show’s most engaging, fun, and colorful segments! The Sharks loved his creative clothing line made from repurposed, vintage, handmade afghans. They loved his pitch too, and especially Schuyler himself.
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