Shark Tank

Shark Barbara Corcoran - This fiery real estate mogul turned a $1,000 loan into a real estate empire worth more than 2 billion dollars!

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Meet Barbara's Entrepreneurs!

Bee Free HoneeKatie Sanchez & Melissa Elms

While trying to make apple jelly, Katie Sanchez made an unfortunate, yet fortuitous mistake, she discovered how to make HONEE from Apples! In 2013 Melissa Elms, a sales and brand building executive, joined the company and Bee Free Honee launched into 1000+ brick & mortar stores. With their focus on educating the public about saving pollinators and specifically the honey bee, they’ve created quite a buzz! Their campaign, Saving Bees One Apple at a Time, as well as their financial commitment to donating $.10 from the sale of every bottle, has created a sea of opportunity for this women-owned and operated company.

Cousins Maine Lobster Jim Tselikis & Sabin Lomac

Cousins Jim and Sabin are native Mainers with a passion for sharing fresh Maine lobster. After a vodka-fueled meeting of the minds in 2011, they brainstormed a way to bring a real Maine taste to California. Fast forward four years and Cousins Maine Lobster can be found in 10 cities in the U.S. with 19 food trucks, a brick and mortar Lobster Shack in LA and a successful online distribution service that provides the Cousins Maine Lobster experience for hungry patrons at home.

Daisy Cakes Kim Nelson

Kim Daisy, founder of Daisy Cakes, learned to bake at the apron strings of her grandmothers and great aunt Daisy.  Since then she has become one of America's hottest entrepreneurs and small business success stories after securing a deal with Barbara Corcoran on "Shark Tank". Kim has proven that tenacity and unflappable confidence are recipes for achieving the American Dream and building a multi-million dollar business.

Frill Clothing Sharon Bui & Kate Steadman

Sharon Bui, a sorority and marketing girl from North Carolina, came up with the idea of Frill after having difficulty finding stylish and affordable clothing options for sorority recruitment. In 2011 she approached Kate Steadman, another North Carolina gal with experience in the apparel design and production field, and Frill was born! Putting their talents together and combining what little money they had, the two designed outfits that are perfect for any day of sorority recruitment. Kevin O'Leary, along with Barbara, invested in Frill and the brand now prides itself on being The One Stop Sorority Shop. Today, Frill dresses thousands of sorority girls across the country!

Grace & Lace Melissa & Rick Hinnant

Melissa Hinnant, owner of Grace and Lace, is a lifelong DIY girl who made a pair of lacey legwarmers for herself in 2011 that received raving compliments everywhere she went. She listed some for sale online and within days was overwhelmed with orders she could not possibly fulfill on her own! What started as an “accidental company” quickly turned into a full-blown women’s clothing line, with fashion pieces for every woman and every season!! A true Shark Tank success story, Grace & Lace is also passionate about making a difference in the world. A portion of every sale goes toward building orphanages in India, taking orphans off the street and providing for their core needs.

Hold Your Haunches Jenny Greer & Erin Bickley

Jenny Greer and Erin Bickley, the “Head Haunchos,” started Hold Your Haunches started back in 2010. The idea came to life during their daily walk, while discussing their dissatisfaction with body shaper clothing not keeping everything in place! They put their heads together and developed Hold Your Haunches, a line of luxury fashion pants that feature a layer of highly graded compression shapewear for the shapely and smooth silhouette every woman is looking for.

Hoppy Paws Trina Barkouras

Trina Barkouras is a creative design maniac with a P.H.D. in Motherhood.

After 20 years of requests from friends and family to share her secret to making the Holidays special… Hoppy Paws was born! Now families everywhere can share her HOPPY Holiday tradition. Hoppy Paws can be found in major retailers,  at and at

Nardo's Natural Danny, Kyle, & DJ Mastronardo

In 2009, the Mastronardo brothers discovered the health benefits of coconut oil and decided to formulate a locally sourced, all-natural skincare line. Inspired by the New York Firefighter calendar, the brothers pose shirtless along with the ingredients that make Nardo’s Natural skin care so unique. Since Shark Tank, the brothers have inked a deal with a major factory to produce and bottle their product and are in talks with a hotel distributor to put Nardo’s Naturals on the luxury hotel map all across the nation.

Pipcorn Jen & Jeff Martin

At 26 and 23 brother and sister duo Jeff and Jen Martin discovered the absolute best popcorn they had ever had. So with no money but lots of ambition they decided not only were they going to start a popcorn company but it was going to be a huge success. They started hand stamping bags and selling Pipcorn at outdoor markets in Brooklyn. Now in every single Whole Foods, they have innovated the popcorn aisle, while standing by their core belief that a product should be good for you and for the world we live in.

Pork Barrel BBQ Heath Hall & Brett Thompson

Were Washington lobbyists hustling pork barrel spending on the US senate floor. They decided to launch their BBQ sauce business to supplement their income on weekends. It was their Shark Tank appearance that got them the cash from Barbara and notoriety they needed to go from selling 5 small stores to 500 large grocery stores within months. They'll also be opening the new Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant chain this spring. The catch? Heath Hall looks just like an adorable pig and Barbara made dressing like a pig the marketing gimmick part of the deal.

Q-Flex Andrea Cao

Andrea Cao is a 15 year old CEO, entrepreneur, and horse trainer from San Luis Obispo, CA. At just age 13 she created the Q-Flex, an acupressure and massage tool after her mom, Hong Cao, started coming home from work with extreme back pain. Partnering with her mom, Andrea started marketing the Q-Flex locally door-to-door. Fast-forward a couple of years and the Q-Flex is now selling nationally in Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers and websites.

Raising Wild Swimwear Shelly Hyde & Kara Haught

Floridian sisters, Kara Haught and Shelly Hyde, launched their own line of swimsuits as an answer to their ongoing struggle to find fashionable suits for active women. Raising Wild swimwear empowers women to get out of their beach chairs and confidently enjoy life's adventures. After only two years in business - and one day in the Tank - Raising Wild is the answer to "the swimsuit struggle" for thousands of women across the globe.

Ride On Carry On Darryl Lenz

Flight attendant Darryl Lenz noted that baby strollers were a complete hassle at airports. So she invented a clever chair that attaches to carry-on luggage and lets children get a free ride! Her chair folds flat, goes right through security, and fits neatly into the plane's overhead bin. Since Darryl and her husband showed their Ride On Carry On chair on Shark Tank, the chairs—now in four new colors--have flown off the shelves in the US and abroad!

Ry’s Ruffery Ryan & Daniela Kelly

Ryan Kelly created Ry’s Ruffery when he realized that his dog, Barkley, didn't like mass-produced, generic dog treats. Made from all-natural ingredients, 10-year old Ryan began selling his dog treats at his brother’s lacrosse games and at the local dog shelter. Since his appearance on Shark Tank, Ry’s Ruffery is now sold in major retail chains across the country and Ryan has been nominated for Ernst & Young’s entrepreneur of the year and is one of Crain’s Top 2o Under 20.

Scratch & Grain Baking Co. - Taya Geiger & Leah Tutin

In 2011, two moms & neighbors from Portland, Oregon, set out to make homemade baking easy and fun. They created a health(ier) product that takes the not-so-fun parts out of baking. They launched the Scratch & Grain with four flavors of Cookie Kits. Scratch & Grain Baking Co. now offers an extensive line of gourmet baking kits, including 6 flavors of Cookie Kits as well as popular items such as cornbread, brownies, muffins, bars, and cake mixes. Their products, offered in Organic and Gluten-Free varieties, can be found at and in over 5,000 grocery stores nationwide.

The COOP Juliet Ward & Lucinda Lent

Juliet Ward and Lucinda Lent were friends for many years before they had kids. They hung out in cool places, had interesting conversations, and wore high heels. Then they had kids. Their cool coffee houses and leisurely lunch hangouts were traded in for windowless play spaces overrun with junkie toys and cutesy murals. Not content to accept this fate, the ladies came up with the concept of the COOP. A Cool, modern playspace for kids, that doesn't forget the adults desire to be in a space that caters to them as well (hello...CAPPUCCINO BAR!!!!). The COOP is open, it is clean, it is modern, and it's lots of fun.

Tom + Chee Trew Quackenbush & Corey Ward

Tom and Chee is reinventing the way America thinks about grilled cheese! Starting in a small tent on Cincinnati's iconic Fountain Square, they have now grown their business with corporate owned stores and a quickly expanding franchise business. With a menu full of specialty grilled cheese, made with fresh ingredients, house roasted meats and soups made daily, Tom+Chee's new twists on a classic are taking America by storm. When you are done with your grilled cheese and tomato soup, don't forget to finish off your meal with a Grilled Cheese Donut for dessert!

Villy Customs Fleetwood Hicks

When Fleetwood Hicks and his four-legged sidekick, Villy, walked onto the Shark Tank set, everyone wanted to own one of his custom fashion bicycles. His candy-colored cruisers were so enticing he snagged two Sharks, Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban, and convinced them to plunk down a half a million dollars. Villy Custom, the Villy Vonka of bikes, now sells fleets of custom branded bikes to Fortune 500 corporations, upscale hotels/resorts and real estate communities. If you want to know how to build instant remarkability into your product, service, or life - let Fleetwood inspire your organization.