The brain power behind PowerPots will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank this Friday at 9/8c. Credit: ThePracticalPower, YouTube.
Former ACerS editor Peter Wray blogged about Power Practical’s efforts (here and here) to crowdfund their PowerPots—equal parts cooking pot and portable energy source for your electronic devices—that use built-in thermoelectric units to power the pots.
They were successful, convincing 1,047 people to back their thermoelectric cookware to the tune of $126,204. Now, they’ll need to convince the sharks on ABC’s hit show that Power Practical is a sound investment.
(For those who aren’t familiar with the show, the “critically-acclaimed business-themed show” gives startups and those with the entrepreneurial spirit a chance to pitch their products before a roster of “self-made, multimillionaire and billionaire tycoons.” Landing a business deal with one of the sharks could mean big things—and big bucks—for a company.)
They do a pretty good job explaining the power behind PowerPots to the layman (see their YouTube channel here), and as a regular viewer, I’d venture a guess that they’ll be able to convince at least one shark to make an offer they can’t (or can) refuse.
Tune in Friday night at 9/8c and see if Power Practical will sink or swim in the “Tank.”
Feature image credit: ThePracticalPower, YouTube.