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Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby Scrupulous » Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:45 pm

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I'm guessing the contestants are required to be forthcoming with IP details. I've heard some pretty shaky references to the type of protection acquired, like the guy with the molded decorations for biker helmets. Yeah, but if you're gonna mention a provisional to these guys, you better be prepared to show some understanding of the projected claims.

Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby coolmax » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:51 pm

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I hope it's not to late for someone to enter?

Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby jackbnimble56 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:27 pm

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Hell, I threw my hat in the ring after all, no ventured nothing gained, right?

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Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby Gizmo » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:07 am

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Go for it Jack,

Good Luck.

Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby inventor-x » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:32 am

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Hi Jack

You might want to get ahold of Leslie Haywood - Grill Charms

Go to section - The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch

Anybody watch the Big Idea? - page 3

Leslie Haywood, Founder and President, Charmed Life Products LLC
http://www.grillcharms.com/">www.grillcharms.com

Air Time 8)

Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby jackbnimble56 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 7:02 am

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I've watched the show before but I keep forgetting when it's on so I haven't seen that many episodes. I've definitely thought many times what it would be like to get on the show and pitch to those guys. One thing I've noticed is that the sharks typically want majority ownership (51%) in just about anything they invest in and typically, the contestants really don't want to give up that much control. But I feel like I'm at the opposite end of that spectrum. I want to go in there, make my pitch and them tell them I'm willing to give 100% ownership centered around the intellectual property rights. As I've said before, I really don't want to manufacture the Magic Toob. I'd much rather license it or simply sell the rights to it and be done with it. How do you suppose that would be received?

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Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby inventor-x » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:34 am

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Hi Jack

Oops - I forgot to mention in my last post that Leslie Haywood - Grill Charms Inventor was also on the Shark Tank show :oops:

Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby Roger Brown » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:54 am

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I know Leslie and she has the determination and drive that a large number of Inventors are missing that hold them back from succeeding. You can have the best product in the world but if no one knows about it does it do you any good?
Leslie works daily to promote her product, find new clients, fill orders, broaden her contact list and many other chores to keep her moving upward. You take that kind of ambition and compare it to the Inventor with a great idea who sits at home waiting for the clients to find them, does no research, is not out front promoting themselves or the product, and complains about the lack of success.
Leslie understands if she wants her product to survive and move forward she has to treat it exactly as what it is A BUSINESS!

Look at the press she has gotten

http://www.mominventors.com/2009/09/30/ ... hark-tank/

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_q ... ywood&aq=f
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I have gotten 9 products licensed spending less than $100 on each, you can too.

Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby inventor-x » Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:43 pm

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Hi All

Shark Tank Update:

ABC Announces New Season of “Shark Tank” to Air in 2011 - August 10th, 2010

“SHARK TANK” RETURNS FOR SEASON TWO IN A SNEAK PREVIEW, SUNDAY, MARCH 20 - 2011

ABC will air a special sneak preview episode of Season Two of its hit reality series, “Shark Tank,” SUNDAY, MARCH 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET). During its first season, the investors known as Sharks offered over $10 million of their own money in investment deals to bankroll a creative array of innovative entrepreneurs. Season Two of “Shark Tank” will feature two guest Sharks: high tech billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban and successful comedian and self-made businessman Jeff Foxworthy. They jump into the Tank with the other Sharks to appear separately in the show’s nine episodes. “Shark Tank” will air in its regular time slot beginning Friday, March 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

http://inthesharktank.com

http://abc.go.com/site/casting
The producers of the ABC reality series Shark Tank are on a nationwide search to discover the next .... April 9, 2011. Los Angeles, CA Reality Rocks ...

http://www.2011auditions.com/abc-shark-tank
Location: Chicago, Illinois, Las Vegas, Nevada, Los Angeles, California, New York City, New York

I find it odd that they give Audition locations - But NO Audition dates.

I also find it odd that the networks that produce these shows DO A TERRIABLE JOB of Advertising & Promoting these Inventor shows.

It would be WAY TO SIMPLE to Advertise these Inventor shows DIRECTLY at least (90) days in Advance with Audition dates & locations without having to contact a PRODUCTION Crew :?:

For most Inventors their are way to many SHARKS & THEIVES trying to steal Inventors Ideas daily - Which makes the networks & production crews put themselves in the category of NOT to be trusted with Inventors Ideas - Most Inventors have way to much time & money Invested into their Ideas/Products to willingly just give it to someone that they do NOT know or trust for FREE.

Episodes: Shark Tank - 18 total Episodes - This Includes ALL episodes starting in 2009

3/20/2011: Shark Tank Season 2, Episode 1
3/25/2011: Shark Tank Season 2, Episode 2
4/1/2011: Shark Tank Season 2, Episode 3
4/15/2011: Shark Tank

Mark Cuban
Reality Cast Member Season 2, Episode 1
Shark Tank
Sun, Mar 20, 2011

Jeff Cohen
Appearing Season 2, Episode 2
Shark Tank
Fri, Mar 25, 2011

Mark Cuban
Reality Cast Member Season 2, Episode 2
Shark Tank
Fri, Mar 25, 2011

Google Shark Tank for more Information if needed.

Re: "Shark Tank" Contest

Postby jackbnimble56 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:54 pm

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I think it's worth reminding people that shows like these are primarily about entertainment. It's great that they give inventors and entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their ideas but it needs to be noted that this isn't the way most products get to market...

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