Veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs try to enlist the Sharks' investments in their products--will it be a mission accomplished? Two military spouses from Murfreesboro, TN have built a handbag empire using upcycled military materials and piecework from other military spouses--but will the $200+ price point for a bag deter a deal? A former Marine from Columbia, MD and his business partner from Dallas, TX try to sell the Sharks on their gloves that put wireless control of your phone at your fingertips, even while on the ski slopes and motorcycles. A former Air Force Major from Phoenix, AZ looks to franchise her personal organization business that can keep Americans' homes "majorly" de-cluttered. Two veteran army rangers tout their product line, which empowers locals who make "cool products in dangerous places"--namely Colombia, Afghanistan and Laos--from sandals to sarongs and jewelry. They promote peace through business instead of bullets. Shark Tank revisits Air Force veteran Kristina Guerrero of La Pine, OR, owner of Turbopup, the canine meal bars, in which Daymond John invested last season, to see how her business has expanded in just 18 months.
PITCH: R. Riveter
An Army of Military Spouses have come to the aid of their country as a modern-day Rosie the Riveter. Rather than riveting combat equipment, the company is contracting military spouses to make Handmade bags and accessories. Like Rosie, R.Riveter represents the talent and work ethic of military Spouses by providing mobile and creative income. The company began with two military spouses in a small attic and grew into a portable employment opportunity, creating jobs for military spouses coast to coast. With a mission to inspire, employ and empower, R. Riveter is the accessory for the All-American woman.
Learn More: Visit www.rriveter.com
BearTek are smartgloves that wirelessly control your phone, music, GoPro camera, and has the potential to control the world by simply tapping your fingers together.
Learn More: Visit www.beartekgloves.com
PITCH: Major Mom®
Major Mom® is a residential organizing services and products company serving residential clients in Denver Metro, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Phoenix. Major Mom® is a team of highly-trained organizers not consultants. Their employees do all the hands-on organizing, decluttering, room redesigns and rearrangements. They also haul off all the client's donations as part of their services. Visit their website to purchase organizing workshops, ebooks and gift certificates.
Have a majorly organized day!
Learn More: Visit www.majormom.biz
PITCH: Combat Flip Flops
Veteran owned and operated, Combat Flip Flops is on a mission to create peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict. Our willingness to take bold risks, community connection, and distinct designs communicate, "Business, Not Bullets" -- flipping the view on how wars are won. Through persistence, respect, and creativity, we empower the mindful consumer to manufacture peace through trade.
Learn More: Visit www.combatflipflops.com