‘Shark Tank’ preview: Camp No Counselors, VP Cabs, Gladiator Lacrosse, Extreme Vehicle Protection, Misto Box
We’re a little late on this “Shark Tank” preview (blame a busy news day Thursday for that), but better late than never, right? We’re going to have four very different sort of products featured in this episode, and also an update on a company in Misto Box that had a big investment from Mark Cuban a few seasons back.
As per usual with these articles, we’re starting off by sharing the synopsis. All of the Sharks pictured above are featured in this episode save for Lori Greiner.
“A former business analyst from West Hollywood, California, aims to bring back the nostalgic joy of sleep-away camp to adults; two business partners from Smithtown, New York, and Wilmington, North Carolina, pitch a product that will protect your car from extreme weather conditions; a 15-year-old entrepreneur from Boca Raton, Florida, hopes to win over the Sharks with her redesigned lacrosse equipment; and a man from Fairfield, Ohio, presents a revamped video game version of the classic pinball machine for the home. Also, an update from Samantha Meis and Connor Riley and their coffee subscription “experience,” Misto Box, in which Mark Cuban invested in during season four.”
Camp No Counselors – Just in case you really enjoyed “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” this is probably your way to capture that feeling as adults. It’s a way for grown-up campers to have fun and relive their glory years with friends. There’s a part of us that wants to roll our eyes at the idea, but it almost feels like a cruise ship without the ship. There could be something here!
Gladiator Lacrosse – Quality lacrosse equipment. There is probably a hole in the market for this, but is there enough of a market as a whole to get the Sharks to bite on what doesn’t appear to be proprietary? That’s going to be the challenge here more so than anything else.
VP Cabs – The idea here is incredible, since you’re talking basically about a pinball machine that is replicated using a screen and digital technology. It’s basically a way to replicate pinball without having the inner workings of an actual machine. It’s a really cool idea, but here’s the one issue: These are EXPENSIVE. Think thousands of dollars.
Extreme Vehicle Protection – We’re not going to pretend that this is the flashiest idea we’ve ever seen for a company. It’s not. It’s basically a giant waterproof bag that you put on your car to keep it safe from floods. Yet for under $300 for most varieties, it’s not a terrible investment.
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