EPISODE GUIDE Season 1

Every business and entrepreneur who has appeared on Shark Tank is listed below, from the most recent to Season 1 in 2009. There are many scammers out there claiming to have been on the show, and usually they say they’ve received big investments from the Sharks. If you don’t see a business on this list, then they were not actually on Shark Tank. You can also check ABC’s episode guide and on Wikipedia.

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SEASON 1

Air Dates: 08/09/09 – 02/05/10

EPISODE 1

Ava the Elephant – Children’s Medicine Dispenser

Children who hate taking medicine will love Ava the Elephant.  Any parent will tell you that dispensing medicine to...

Mr. Tod’s Pie Factory

Mr. Tod’s Pie Factory makes baked goods from scratch using only the finest natural ingredients. Pies are available in...

Wispots Waiting Room Advertising

Kevin Flannery spent six years developing WiSpots, an interactive system that provides advertiser-supported wireless access to patients in high-traffic...

College Foxes Packing Boxes

Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman already had a successful business. They started hauling away unwanted items for Omar’s mother’s...

Ionic Ear Bluetooth Implant

Darrin Johnson had solved the problem of Bluetooth earpieces falling off and getting lost. His answer was to surgically...

EPISODE 2

Classroom Jams

Update: Classroom Jams is no longer in business. Classroom Jams was an educational record label and publishing house designed...

A Perfect Pear

Susan Knapp sold Yellow Pages ads to small businesses. She was inspired by their stories and turned her Cinnamon...

Crooked Jaw Clothing

What would you do if you had a broken jaw? Craig French created Crooked Jaw Fashions as he recuperated...

Lifebelt Seat Belt Safety Device

Lifebelt was the only safety device on the market that ensures drivers and passengers will wear their seat belts....

Sticky Note Holder (Flip-N-Notes)

Mary Ellen Simonsen was frustrated with sticky notes falling off of her computer monitor and with being unable to...

EPISODE 3

50 State Capitals Flashcards

50 State Capitals Flashcards was fast and fun way to learn the state capitals intended to help boost test...

Voyage Air Guitar – Fold Up Guitar

Guitars feel right at home on the road or around a campfire, but guitars aren’t exactly built for travel....

Stress Free Kids

Lori Lite’s son was hyperactive, and every night, she spent a long time calming him down so that he...

TurboBaster

The TurboBaster was a battery-operated kitchen appliance that replaced all bulb basters, basting brushes and marinade injectors. Marian Cruz’s...

Recycled Chopstick Art

These baskets are made from post-use chopsticks collected from restaurants. Research shows that literally billions of single-use chopsticks are consumed...

EPISODE 4

Graffiti Removal Service

Graffiti Removal Service is a mobile service based in Portland, Oregon that can quickly remove all types of graffiti...

Coverplay – Play Yard Slip Cover

Every mother appreciates having a clean, safe space for their child to play.  A portable play yard or playpen...

Soul’s Calling – Inspirational Gifts

Soul’s Calling offered gifts and accessories with a positive message and positive energy. The product line included the Inspirella,...

Gift Card Rescue – Buys and Sells Gift Cards

Update: GiftCardRescue has closed and ceased doing business on July 15, 2016. Each year 10% of all gift cards go unused....

EPISODE 5

Body Jac by Cactus Jac

Update: This product was discontinued in 2012. Though Barbara Corcoran did invest, she later admitted it was one of...

Face Blok

During a swine flu outbreak in 2009, Irina Blok came up with the idea of fashion surgical masks. The...

Good Grief Celebrations

Rikki Farrar’s mother had been ill for a long time, and when the end neared, she asked Rikki to...

My Therapy Journal

Alexis and Rodolfo Saccoman came to the US from Brazil as children. Their father worked in a factory while...

Granola Gourmet – Low Glycemic Energy Bars

Update: Granola Gourmet has been discontinued. Granola Gourmet are all natural low glycemic energy bars fortified with flax, omegas, and...

EPISODE 6

Under-Ease Underwear – Anti-flatulence Underwear

Update: Under-Ease is no longer in business Frequent flatulence is a problem experienced by many. Digestive issues ranging from lactose...

Element Bars – Customizable Energy Bars

Element Bars are customizable energy bars you can order online. You choose your own ingredients and get a custom...

Kalyx Sports Bras

Kalyx Technologies makes comfortable sports bras that offer a solution to exercise induced breast pain. The creator of Kalyx...

Pork Barrel BBQ Sauce

Only guys who’ve worked on Capitol Hill could come up with a name like “Pork Barrel” for their barbecue...

The Fizz – Ice Cream Floats

The Fizz is the ice cream float reinvented for the modern world. It’s a clever attachment, loaded with delicious...

EPISODE 7

Grill Charms

Similar in concept to the wine charm these dime-sized solid stainless steel charms are placed in your food before...

Soy-Yer-Dough

Sawyer Sparks was studying agriculture economics at Purdue University when he learned that his professor’s daughter suffered from...

Boogie Box Fitness

Dede Barbanti-Parra and Kathy Lamm brought with them two women and a man to vigorously demonstrate a Boogie Box...

Funhouse Amusement Park

Todd Robbins was a magician engaged in off-the-beaten-track entertainment. David Adamovich was a PhD in a kinesiology, an ordained...

EPISODE 8

Treasure Chest Pets: Toys with Hidden Compartments

Treasure Chest Pets was a line of plush stuffed animal toys, created by Lisa Lloyd, with hidden compartments for...

Washed Up Hollywood: Belts & Buckles

Update: Washed Up Hollywood has been discontinued. Washed Up Hollywood was a line of Hollywood inspired belts and buckles created...

Throx: Socks Sold in Threes

Throx are socks sold in packs of three and playfully marketed as the cure for the missing sock, an...

NoteHall: Buy & Sell Classroom Notes

Update: Notehall was acquired by Chegg Notehall was an online marketplace where college students could sell notes that they take...

EPISODE 9

Gayla Bentley Fashion

Gayla Bentley was a fashion designer of high-end clothing for women sizes 12 through 28. Gayla calls them the...

Virtusphere VR Platform

Virtusphere is a VR platform allowing users to be fully immersed into an interactive virtual experience. It expands the...

Chill Soda

Dan Mackey created a healthy alternative to traditional sodas. The teachers in his family were appalled when California got...

Cornucopia Express Pet Food Supplements

Dr. Geoffrey Broderick, his daughter, Kristina, and their dog, Casey, were in the Tank to get an investment for...

EPISODE 10

Jump Forward College Sports Recruiting

Adam McCombs created Jump Forward, and Brian Duggan is the company’s strategic advisor. The two are heavily credentialed, Adam...

Mr. Poncho Earbuds Holder

Sandy Hyun and Roman Pietrs, jewelry designer and graphic artist respectively, invented Mr. Poncho as a solution to a...

The Uro Club

Dr. Floyd Seskin was a urologist in Florida. Many of his patients were men, and many of those men...

The Bobble Place – Custom Made Bobbleheads

Jeff Wolsky always loved bobbleheads—those dolls whose heads keep bobbing up and down. And he always wanted a bobblehead...

EPISODE 11

Ink Flip Printer Ink Refills

There are many who can empathize with Andy Sperry when he ran out of printer ink in the middle...

Romp and Roll

In 2004, Romp n' Roll founders Babz and Michael Barnett opened the first location. Parents themselves, they recognized the...

Chef in Black

Dorene Humason spent more than 20 years in the food industry as a buyer and sales representative. She worked...

Hell’s Bells Helmets

Marix Stone was a sculptor who had been designing custom-made motorcycle helmets for years. He and his company’s CEO,...

The Twister Golf Ball Cleaner

Inventor and police officer Alfonzo Dowe was a long-time die-hard golfer and knew that golf balls need to be...

EPISODE 12

PODillow

Lying by the pool or on the beach is relaxing. You get to chill and catch some sun without...

Grease Monkey Wipes

Grease Monkey Wipes are an individually packaged degreasing and cleaning wipe that utilizes a natural, non-toxic, citric-based cleaning agent...

The Factionist

Nate Berkopec was a New York University business student. His clothing line, The Factionist, was made up of environmentally...

Wee Can Shop

Sister and brother, Kimberley and Matthew Foley, were the owners and creators of Wee Can Shop, a mini shopping...

EPISODE 13

Caffeindicator

Michael Shiavone ordered a decaf coffee late one night, then couldn’t sleep. He knew the server had made a...

Captain Ice Cream

Tim Gavern grew up in the ice cream business. His grandmother and mother both owned ice cream parlors, but...

Lipstix Remix

Ladies, don’t you hate when you can’t get all the lipstick out of the tube? Lipstick is made that...

Legal Grind

Legal Grind was founded by attorney Jeff Hughes in 1996 using a "Coffee and Counsel" model - combining a...

EPISODE 14

Qubits – Educational Toy

Everyone is familiar with Legos, K’nex and other building toys. For decades, children have been playing with these and...

Nubrella Hands Free Umbrella

Nubrella Inc. is located just outside of metropolitan Boston. The company owns numerous patents throughout the US and Internationally....

Llama Brew – Plant Food Made From Llama Manure

Llama manure? Really? Yes! Yes! Llama Brew Plant Food has advantages that llama manure brings to your garden. Llamas...

Pillars of Slippers

Nicole Jones loved shoes. It was only natural that she go into the shoe business. Her company, Pillars of...

SENDaBALL

Successful businesses can begin in the most unexpected places. Like in line at a post office. Michele Kapustka had...

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