Posts Tagged ‘Shark Tank’


Rockford Spectrum students test waters in ‘Shark Tank’ competition

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

ROCKFORD — A parkour gym, a 50-meter pool, a murder mystery museum, a zombie survival park and an international market.

The list reads like notes from a tourism brainstorming session, but the ideas actually were hatched by a group of sixth-graders at Spectrum Progressive School as part of their “Bring it to Rockford” competition.

The students modeled their competition after the popular television show “Shark Tank,” during which entrepreneurs pitch business ideas to a panel of celebrity investors.

One by one, the school’s sixth-graders entered and exited “the shark tank” — a small table set up in front of the judges. They’d give their pitch, answer a few questions and sit down.

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New Product Release, Rockford’s Own sockTABs

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


Award-winning Entrepreneur Unveils Simple Solution to Everyday Household Problem

Rockford, IL (October 24, 2014) – The Burress family, creator of the original sockTABs ™, will announce the formal release of their ingenious pairing device at a press conference to be held at EIGERlab on Wednesday, October 29, at 10 a.m.

American-made sockTABs provide a simple solution to an everyday household problem: the infamous “sock monster!”

Tracie is proud to share that she’s completed the second round of ABC’s Shark Tank. To impress the Shark Tank judges—knock their socks off, so to speak—she is now counting on buyers in the Rockford Region to support this product with great sales volume. She’d love to bring positive, national exposure to Rockford while obtaining capital to grow. sockTABs are currently available for purchase at b jones Boutique, Crimson Ridge, Porch, Tom Harmer and; retail price, just $9.99 for 24 tabs. Currently, negotiations are underway with major retailers in the region—expect to announce partnership in the near future. The tabs not only pair socks but also serve as a stylish fashion accessory, like cufflinks for socks.

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