It's been about 6 months in the making, but I'm excited to finally share something really amazing for me, for my business partner Tim and most importantly for our company, Grease Monkey Wipes.
On Friday January 15, 2010, Grease Monkey Wipes will be featured on the Mark Burnett produced reality TV show Shark Tank on ABC. That's right - we are going prime time!!
The premise of Shark Tank is this: entrepreneurs pitch their business to 5 multi-millionaire investors in hopes of getting funding in exchange for equity.
We can't share what happened to us... for that you have to wait and see. Obviously our fingers are crossed.
For an inside look into how long Tim & I have been waiting to announce this... we started the application process in June. We shot our audition video about 2 weeks before my Ironman, worked on more paperwork in July, and were finally selected to go to Los Angeles to pitch our company in August. (Remember my LA trip where I got to hang with my friend Lara? Yeah, that was all to go shoot this tv show. Sneaky, sneaky I am!)
Below are some pictures from our very own trailer on the Sony studio lots.
And here's a sneak peak of what we were up against... Kevin O'Leary (i.e. you crazy chickens!) was shooting us as we set up to pitch!
At any rate, at this particular moment - we are relishing the experience. I am every combination of nervous, excited, scared, thankful and just very grateful for the opportunity.