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    5 Best Pitches from Kids in Shark Tank USA


    Update: This article was last updated on 5th february  2024 to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.


    Have you ever seen Shark Tank and thought, “I could do that!” 

    Well, you’re not alone! 

    Young kids nationwide are jumping on the Shark Tank bandwagon and showing the Sharks what they’ve got. But the real question is, “What makes a good pitch?”

    The Four Cs—content, conciseness, clarity, and compelling delivery—make up a flawless pitch. 

    This article features five Shark Tank proposals from teenagers who followed all four Cs and wowed the audience. You won’t want to miss it!

    # Pitch Title Brief Explanation
    1 Touch Up Cup by Carson Grill 15-year-old Carson Grill and his father pitched their patented paint storage container with an airtight seal and stainless steel springs. They secured a deal with Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms, for $200,000 in exchange for 25% equity. Carson impressed with his business knowledge and strategic partnerships.
    2 The Baby Toon by Cassidy Crowley Cassidy, a 10-year-old from Hawaii, pitched her innovative baby spoon, The Baby Toon, with a unique silicone design. Lori Greiner invested $50,000 for a 50% stake. Cassidy impressed the sharks with her practicality, charm, and entrepreneurial spirit, gaining admiration even from sharks who didn't invest.
    3 Leaderboard by Carson Kropfl Carson Kropfl, a 12-year-old inventor, pitched Locker Board, manufacturing smaller skateboards from recycled materials. Richard Branson invested $65,000 for a 20% stake. Carson's business acumen and innovative product, along with its eco-friendly aspect, attracted the sharks' interest.
    4 Wise Pocket by Sofi Overton Sofi Overton, a 13-year-old entrepreneur, presented Wise Pocket socks and leggings with pockets. Lori Greiner and Daymond John invested $30,000 for a 33.3% stake. The sharks were fascinated by Sofi's entrepreneurial energy, her ability to fund the business, and the charitable aspect of donating socks.
    5 The Measuring Shovel by Maddox Pritchard Maddox, presenting The Measuring Shovel, asked for $40,000 for a 15% equity stake. Kevin O'Leary and Lori Greiner invested $40,000 for 30%. Maddox impressed the sharks with his confidence, eloquence, and the practicality of his invention, which had measurement markings for landscapers. Sharks admired his articulation and independence.
    Touch up Cup

    1. Carson Grill Pitches ‘Touch Up Cup’ 

    15-year-old Carson Grill, along with his father, Jason Grill, pitched their patented paint storage container, Touch Up Cup, to investors on an episode of “Shark Tank”. Carson explained that the container has an airtight silicone seal that can keep paint fresh for over 10 years and has stainless steel springs to mix and remove clumps when shaken. 

    The father-son duo asked for $150,000 in exchange for 10% equity, and Carson led the pitch, impressing the Sharks with his knowledge of the business and its sales. The Grills ultimately accepted a deal with Blake Mycoskie, founder of Toms, who offered $200,000 for 25% equity.


    What did the sharks like about Carson? 

    Carson’s expertise and presentation impressed the sharks, especially given his age. They also liked that he had already secured a strategic partnership for manufacturing and had a track record of successful sales in retail locations.

    The Baby Toon

    2. Cassidy Crowley pitches “The Baby Toon”

    Cassidy Crowley with her mother Lori Crowle. Cassidy Crowley pitched her innovative product called The Baby Toon on Shark Tank. The safe baby spoon design eliminates the traditional utensil design and its hazards for infants. 

    It had a unique silicone design that was safe for babies to use. It also doubled as a teething ring, providing additional functionality for parents and babies. The 10-year-old from Honolulu, Hawaii, was seeking a $50,000 investment and a 50% stake in her company and ultimately received an investment from Lori Greiner.


    What did sharks like about Cassidy? 

    Cassidy dazzled the sharks with her knowledge, practicality, charm, wit, and most importantly, her entrepreneurial spirit. Even though only one shark invested in her company, all the sharks were impressed by her, and some, like Daniel Lubetzky and Kevin O’Leary, offered words of encouragement and praise.

    Carson Kropfl Pitches

    3. Carson Kropfl Pitches “Leaderboard”

    Carson Kropfl, a 12-year-old inventor, appeared on the ninth season of Shark Tank with his business venture, Locker Board. Locker Board manufactures smaller skateboards made from recycled materials. 

    He secured a $65,000 investment from Richard Branson in exchange for a 20% stake in his company. He believes being a young entrepreneur has its advantages, including access to mentoring and assistance.



    What did sharks like about Carson? 

    Carson’s business acumen and drive to succeed at such a young age attracted the Sharks. They were especially struck by his innovative product, Locker Board, and the fact that it was made from recycled materials. Additionally, Carson’s ability to effectively pitch his business and communicate his vision for the company was also a factor in their interest.

    Sofi Overton Pitches

    4. Sofi Overton Pitches “Wise Pocket” 

    Sofi Overton entered Shark Tank season 11 with her company, Wise Pocket Products. The 13-year-old entrepreneur creates socks and leggings with pockets to hold phones and devices and donates a pair of socks to children’s shelters for every purchase.  Overton impressed the Sharks with her determination, having invested $10,000 of her own money earned through business pitches and competitions. 

    Lori Greiner and Daymond John offered her $30,000 for a 33.3% stake in the business, which Overton countered with $35,000 for a 25% stake, which they accepted. The ultimate goal is to license the socks.


    What did sharks like about Sofi? 

    The sharks were fascinated by Sofi’s entrepreneurial energy and her ability to fund her business by saving and earning money through competitions. 

    They also appreciated the fact that Sofi’s business was not just about making money but also about helping others.

    Maddox Pritchard Pitches

    5. Maddox Pritchard Pitches “The Measuring Shovel”

    Maddox Prichard appeared on Shark Tank Season 11 to pitch his invention, The Measuring Shovel, a shovel with measurement markings that make spacing and depth easier to calculate for landscapers. 

    Maddox asked for $40,000 in exchange for a 15% equity stake in his company, and eventually, Kevin O’Leary and Lori Greiner offered him $40,000 for 30% of the company.

    What did sharks like about Maddox? 

    Maddox’s confidence and eloquence during his pitch, despite being under pressure from both the Sharks and the cameras, went in his favor. 

    Sharks also appreciated Maddox’s articulation, and some even praised his parents for instilling in him the confidence and independence needed to make his own decisions.

    Moonpreneur understands the needs and demands this rapidly changing technological world is bringing with it for our kids. Thus, we are on a mission to educate and ignite the flames of entrepreneurship through our holistically created online STEM programs, which will help kids master the futuristic sciences such as Robotics, Game Development, App Development, Advanced Math, and much more!! 

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    Sonal Mishra

    Sonal Mishra

    As a Content Marketing Consultant, I leverage my creative background and apply design thinking to create value-based content. Whether it's through storytelling or other means, my goal is to make a positive difference.
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