The Kiernan's had a problem that many Americans relate to...nocturnal vermin were digging into their trash! So Melissa challenged her husband to find a solution to their garbage can nightmare, and Kevin created the perfect solution: The Last Lid! The Last Lid is a fabric garbage can lid that prevents animals from getting in. There is nothing else like it on the market and because trashcan manufacturers don't sell replacement lids, the Kiernans hope the Sharks will see two reasons to invest.
Many women have breast implants, and with this, um, augmentation, comes an adjustment that not many women with implants are prepared to face: the challenge of sleeping while laying on their stomach! So Amanda Schlechter, a breast implant convert herself, and 'stomach' sleeper created the Ledge Pillow, a fully patented wedge-type pillow that allows women with implants to comfortably sleep on their stomachs.
M3 Girl Designs was started by ten-year old Maddie Bradshaw when she created Snap Cap jewelry – "the original interchangeable bottle cap necklace." Maddie was recognized in 2010 in Inc.com's list of 30 Under 30 Entrepreneurs of the year, and has also published a book designed to inspire kids to start their own businesses. In 2010, M3 Girl Designs had a gross income of $1,327,000.! Will the Sharks take a bite of ten year-old Maddie and her sister and Mom?
Hair colorist Shane Talbott and psychologist Steven Nakisher have been business and life partners for the past 14 years. They have a self-proclaimed passion for luxury, sophistication, glamour and… tea. Their high-end brand Talbott Teas did $100,000 in sales in 2009, and then tripled to $350,000 in 2010 after being chosen as one of Oprah's Favorite Things as both an on air giveaway in November and in the December issue of O Magazine . You can now find Talbott Teas in Dillards, Bloomingdales, Whole Foods and they recently appeared on QVC. Since their business grew so quickly, they lack the capitol to create inventory and meet demand. With $680,000 of their own money invested, their biggest fear is that without the Sharks' help Talbott Teas could be the first company to go under after being on the Oprah Show.