This week on Shark Tank, an entrepreneur from Denver, Colorado, has an ingenious line of office products that makes working or learning more functional and eco-friendly. Firefighters from Norfolk, Virginia, believe they have a safety product that will save lives. A pair of entrepreneurs from Westwood, Massachusetts, introduce their healthy take on a favorite childhood drink, while a restaurateur from Los Angeles, California, pitches the Sharks what he believes is the future of restaurants.Sharks:
mcSquares designs and manufacturers innovative whiteboard products in Denver, CO. Anthony Franco, a serial entrepreneur with years of experience facilitating workshops, developed our reusable Stickies sticky notes, whiteboard Tiles and layered whiteboard Tablets to empower communication, collaboration and creativity for teams. Originally designed for face-to-face collaboration in classrooms and offices, mcSquares products are a perfect addition to home offices and home learning environments. Our tools replace thousands of sticky notes each, and mcSquares plants a tree for every product sold.
We are Rescue Ready, creators of innovative and realistic fire escape ladders for the modern house fire. We are a team of Firefighters, Dads, Moms, Engineers and Entrepreneurs determined to provide you and your family with a practical and realistic means of escape from the modern house fire, or any other life-threatening situation in your home. Residential building materials have evolved, and fires are burning hotter and faster than ever before. While several aspects of the fire safety industry are keeping up, others such as fire escape ladders have been left far behind. We set out on a journey over fours ago to provide families with fire escape ladders that made sense. With over 25 years of combined service with Norfolk Fire Rescue, in Norfolk, VA, we have seen what works, and unfortunately seen what doesn’t. Built around our fire escape ladders and children’s book, Rescue Ready has developed a brand that is committed to educating the public on current fire safety standards and providing families with a means of escape when and if the unimaginable happens. Fire Safety can be difficult to talk about, but we have learned that if it gets ignored, the outcomes can be tragic. We hope that our products will provide you with a sense of security and confidence when it comes to fire safety. Please get involved, embrace the conversation, and allow us to help you prepare your house for a worst-case scenario!
Love chocolate milk? Us too. That’s why we founded Slate Milk – the first line of lower sugar, high protein, lactose free chocolate milks for adults. Using milk sourced from family-owned farms, our creamy cans of nostalgia do not require refrigeration and can be shipped to doorsteps across the USA and beyond!
Salted is building the restaurant group of the future, without the overhead of actual restaurants. We believe the future of restaurants doesn’t look anything like what we see today. The most successful brands will exist outside four walls and will develop meaningful customer relationships through exceptional food and service, authenticity, and omni-channel marketing and storytelling. With our brands, Califlower Pizza, moonbowls, ginger bowls, and The $5 Salad Company, we’re offering delivery-first restaurants, which means we’re focused on bringing the good stuff to you! We’re focused on a new type of restaurant model, built for the digital age and a consumer that cares more than ever about the quality of the food they’re putting into their bodies and bringing into their homes. We have locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Columbus, all of which are designed for pick-up and delivery only.