July 29, 2010
8 tonight CHANNEL 6 A Maryland entrepreneur originally from Ghana wants an investment for an Internet business. A man from California wants to franchise his graffiti-removal operation but resists when the Sharks, including Daymond John (right), try to control his business.
February 11, 1989 |
For years, the skeptics scoffed at the mere mention of an aquarium in Camden. Yesterday, the curious actually were turned away from a power lunch billed as a discussion of the waterfront project. About 300 members of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey gathered in Camden's posh, panoramic Harbour League Club to talk of a penthouse restaurant, 2.5 million square feet of office space and condominiums on Camden's waterfront. Chairman Joan Davis of the city's Redevelopment Authority unveiled a rendering of a technicolor billboard advertising Camden's past and future: Campbell's soup-can water towers; Little Nipper, RCA's famous dog-with- gramophone, and the golden aquarium, enticing viewers to "become part of our bright future.
March 10, 2015 |
YOU MAY HAVE watched Christopher Gray's appearance last month on ABC's "Shark Tank," when the 23-year-old entrepreneur sparked a walkout some call the biggest on-air fight in the show's history. But even before Gray's successful appearance on the show, during which entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to would-be investors, articles had already piled up about the fourth-year college student and the 99-cent Scholly app he created that links students with college scholarships. Well, get ready because here comes another one. I just can't say enough about Gray.
August 15, 2016
THE PHILLY-BORN PiperWai brand doesn't look like drugstore deodorants and antiperspirants. Packaged in a teal-wrapped glass jar, the soft grey solid seems - and smells - more like a fancy candle than a morning hygiene standby that absorbs sweat and eliminates odor. But, judging from the product's 800-jars-a-day sales, that's what it does. Two West Mount Airy besties created PiperWai, named after a family dog and a tribe in Guyana, as an alternative to aluminum- and paraben-laden big-name brands.
February 25, 2016 |
Mind-blowing. Whirlwind. Crazy. Amazing. Hectic. Gratifying. Those are the words childhood friends Jess Edelstein and Sarah Ribner used Tuesday to describe the entrepreneurial explosion that's reverberated since the public went wild for their PiperWai natural deodorant after its Dec. 11 debut on ABC's Shark Tank . Some of the comments on their Facebook page? Not quite so uplifting. Where's my order?! This is terrible customer service. Empty promises . Those were the most common ones, Edelstein said, as response to their TV appearance so overwhelmed the fledgling company that orders placed in response to it - many undoubtedly anticipated as Christmas gifts - have just been shipped.
May 23, 2015 |
Beatrice Fischel-Bock, Madeline Fraser, and Lizzie Grover studied interior design at George Washington University. But they got a crash course in business management during a recent appearance on Shark Tank , the ABC reality series that matches investors and entrepreneurs. The website of their online interior-design business, Zoom Interiors, got 40,000 hits the night the show aired and has been buzzing ever since. Fraser, who had been bracing herself for trolls, was surprised: "We're booked for two weeks solid with clients right now. We have like 800 clients on the books, and it's growing every day. " That followed an offer on the show from real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran to invest $100,000 in return for a 33 percent stake in the business.
March 5, 2016 |
The Pennsylvania Treasury Department will feature a Shark Tank record-setter at its inaugural Small Business Initiative (SBI) event on March 11 at Drexel University's Bennett S. LeBow College of Business. Gregory Coleman, cofounder and COO of Nexercise Inc., the Rockville, Md.-based fitness company whose latest product is the Sworkit app, will be the keynote speaker at the half-day SBI workshop series. On a February episode of Shark Tank , Coleman and Nexercise partner Ben Young scored the show's largest deal for a tech product - $1.5 million from investor Mark Cuban.
March 27, 2013 |
Keith J. Mastronardo, 24, of St. Petersburg, Fla., an Upper Merion native who was a partner in a skin-care start-up seen on reality TV, died Tuesday, March 19, in a motorcycle accident in Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Mr. Mastronardo was riding a motorcycle east on Belleair Road in Largo when he swerved to avoid hitting an animal and was thrown off the bike. Police said Mr. Mastronardo was hit by a car driven by Jerome E. Mullarkey, 77, of Clearwater. Mr. Mastronardo died from his injuries at Largo Medical Center; the driver and a passenger were unhurt.
July 15, 2013 |
Oh, what a ride the smiling sponge has been on. In 2011, Scrub Daddy was an undisputable cleaning hit - but pretty much only in the opinion of its inventor, Aaron Krause, and some of his family and friends. The Voorhees resident couldn't get onto store shelves the charming yellow scrubbing disc, carved from a high-tech foam, that turns hard in cold water and soft in hot. Then came an October 2012 appearance on Shark Tank , ABC-TV's competition show for entrepreneurs. Not only did Krause get national exposure, but he landed one of the judges as a minority investor.
August 6, 1997 |
Graduates of the junior staff program at the New Jersey State Aquarium are thanked for helping out while getting a summer of science enrichment. At the shark tank yesterday was Michael Crowther, aquarium chief, giving awards to (from left) Camden youths Tawanda Price, 16; Mai Phan, 17; and Demetrius McKay, 18.