The brain power behind PowerPots will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank this Friday at 9/8c. Credit: ThePracticalPower, YouTube.

Shelve your Friday night plans—or, at the very least, set your DVR—the guys from Power Practical are making their way to the “Shark Tank.”

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.