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Ep. 172 - Kressa Peterson - Shower Toga (Shark Tank)

Ep. 172 - Kressa Peterson - Shower Toga (Shark Tank)

May 17, 2021

Nick and Kressa chat about the origin of the business and how it evolved after a Kickstarter campaign. Listen to what happened after Shark Tank and then the pandemic. Kressa is a great storyteller with lots of impactful stories and business lessons!

Ep. 171 - Lindsay McCormick - Bite Toothpaste Bits (Shark Tank)

Ep. 171 - Lindsay McCormick - Bite Toothpaste Bits (Shark Tank)

May 14, 2021

Nick and Lindsay talked about building Bites from the ground up and how they really wanted to make an impactful difference with the options available today. She discusses the time in the tank and lessons learned. Listen to the story of the Shark Tank effect and how everything is going with Bites today!

Ep. 170 - Vance Zahorski - Line Cutterz (Shark Tank)

Ep. 170 - Vance Zahorski - Line Cutterz (Shark Tank)

May 7, 2021

Nick and Vance discuss the meaning of going "all in" and taking risks. Lots of solid building a business advice and how to make your dream a reality. Plus hear about all the excitement in the Tank.

Ep. 169 - Tina Marie Scheer - Panama (Survivor)

Ep. 169 - Tina Marie Scheer - Panama (Survivor)

May 3, 2021

Nick and Tina discuss the tragedy that occur prior to her leaving for Guatemala season. She shares her insight and personal story in the hopes this can help others. Tina tells us about Charlie helping her prepare for Survivor and he asked if she wins he wants to go to Letterman with her. Everyone has a story and WWUA podcast loves to share peoples stories with you, this was a memorable one!

Ep. 168 -  Jim Selikis & Sabin Lomac - Cousins Maine Lobster (Shark Tank)

Ep. 168 - Jim Selikis & Sabin Lomac - Cousins Maine Lobster (Shark Tank)

May 3, 2021

Nick talks to Jim and Sabin about building a strong brand and the highs and lows they experienced along the way (especially on opening day). They also discuss why they felt Barbara was their #1 Shark of choice and why she has exceeded all their expectations.

Ep. 167 - David Scharfman - Just the Cheese (Shark Tank)

Ep. 167 - David Scharfman - Just the Cheese (Shark Tank)

April 30, 2021

Nick and David discuss how his Dad started the business and after a family discussion they started developing a cheese snack. David discusses the journey of the business, using Amazon, and being out front of the Keto diet. And of course he tells us about his Shark Tank experiences and "the Shark Tank effect" (i.e. the night of airing).

Ep. 166 - Lili Yeo - Goumi Kids (Shark Tank)

Ep. 166 - Lili Yeo - Goumi Kids (Shark Tank)

April 26, 2021

Nick talks to Lili about creating a line of baby products that are better way to do things. They talk about her comfort level in the Tank, especially when it came to the Q&A. Hear about what happened just as due diligence started and how the Shark Tank effect impacted the business.

Ep. 165 - Sean Bingham - Adventure Hunt (Shark Tank)

Ep. 165 - Sean Bingham - Adventure Hunt (Shark Tank)

April 23, 2021

Nick and Sean talked how they built Adventure Hunt, what led them to Shark Tan, and all the fun and interesting stories that took place with the Sharks.

Ep. 164 - Kori Sutton (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 164 - Kori Sutton (Hell’s Kitchen)

April 22, 2021

Nick and Kori talked about her journey to Hell's Kitchen, what it was like cooking in the kitchen, and how she continued to strive to be the best. She also talks about what means to her to be in the final two and how amazing the experience has been for her.

Ep. 163 - Mary Lou Davis (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 163 - Mary Lou Davis (Hell’s Kitchen)

April 22, 2021

Nick and Mary Lou talk about her audition, not being intimated by other chefs resumes and just committing to doing her best. She talks about her relationship with Cody and respect for the others. She tells us about the VIP lounge, getting a black jacket, and her excitement about making it to the final three.

Ep. 162 - Joe Altieri - FlexiScreen (Shark Tank)

Ep. 162 - Joe Altieri - FlexiScreen (Shark Tank)

April 19, 2021

Nick and Joe spoke about having an established business with solid year over year growth, distribution, patents, etc. Joe describes how Shark Tank propelled them to next level. Joe was in the Tank for over 2 hours, one of the longest episode taping in Shark Tank history!

Ep. 161 - Brian Santos (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 161 - Brian Santos (Hell’s Kitchen)

April 16, 2021

Nick and Santos talk about his motivation to go into Hell's Kitchen. He talks about prepping, being on the line, interacting with his teammates. He also talks about Chef Ramsey and his favorite challenges and rewards as well as what he didn't like.

Ep. 160 - David Chodosh - The Fizz (Shark Tank)

Ep. 160 - David Chodosh - The Fizz (Shark Tank)

April 12, 2021

Nick and David discuss his passion for creating and inventing. David talks about creating The Fizz and some of the challenges with building the business. he takes us through his journey in the tank and what he learned from the Sharks.

Ep. 159 - Heather Williams (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 159 - Heather Williams (Hell’s Kitchen)

April 9, 2021

Nick and Heather discuss her challenging signature dish that came together at the perfect time, her personal relationships while on the show and post HK, and the social media comments that had an emotional drain on her. Heather talks about when she realized she can win this competition and why she fell just short.

Ep. 158- Jerry Hancock - Sub Zero Ice Cream (Shark Tank)

Ep. 158- Jerry Hancock - Sub Zero Ice Cream (Shark Tank)

April 5, 2021

Nick and Jerry discuss an already established business with solid numbers. Their strategy to understanding each sharks strengthens and their specialty. They discuss their presentation and the uniqueness of it.

Find out which Shark was perfect for the business but why that Shark could not cut a deal with Jerry.

Ep. 157 - Giacomo Alfieri (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 157 - Giacomo Alfieri (Hell’s Kitchen)

April 2, 2021

Nick and Giacomo discuss his experiences in HK as one of the youngest chefs in his season. Giacomo shares some interactions and stories that didn't make the edit. Entertaining but also eye opening to hear about his Hell's Kitchen journey.

Ep. 156 - Yannis Moati - Hotels By Day (Shark Tank)

Ep. 156 - Yannis Moati - Hotels By Day (Shark Tank)

March 29, 2021

Nick talks to Yannis about how he started Hotels by Day, and how he recognized a problem and created a solution. He discusses the mixed reception from the Sharks in the Tank. Also, he tells us how the business is doing today and how its evolved since his time in the tank.

Ep. 155 - Ashley Nickell (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 155 - Ashley Nickell (Hell’s Kitchen)

March 26, 2021

Nick and Ashley discuss her audition process, and how she found out she was selected. She tells us what its like to participate as a chef, as a competitor and some of the relationships she developed while on the show. (And yes, she tells us all about Jared.) She shares her favorite competitions, rewards and her thoughts on Chef Gordan Ramsey.

Ep. 154 - Tracey Noonan - Wicked Good Cupcakes (Shark Tank)

Ep. 154 - Tracey Noonan - Wicked Good Cupcakes (Shark Tank)

March 22, 2021

Nick and Tracey discuss how spending more time together with her daughter (Dani) turned into an incredible product and business. Tracey tells us about her journey to the tank and some really solid business guidance as well.

Ep. 153 - Tonnie Rozier - Tonnie’s Minis (The Profit)

Ep. 153 - Tonnie Rozier - Tonnie’s Minis (The Profit)

March 19, 2021

Nick and Tonnie discuss why he reached out to Marcus and The Profit, what impact Marcus had on the business and how things are going today. Listen to some of the challenges in building a business in NYC metro area.

Ep. 152 - Sara Polon - Soupergirl (Shark Tank)

Ep. 152 - Sara Polon - Soupergirl (Shark Tank)

March 15, 2021

Nick and Sara discuss her previous career and how she became an entrepreneur. She tells us about creating her soup and her very interesting journey with Shark Tank. Listen to who her mentor was and how their relationship developed.

Ep. 151 - Taylore Woods - Ashtae Products (The Profit)

Ep. 151 - Taylore Woods - Ashtae Products (The Profit)

March 12, 2021

Nick and Taylore talk about the family business and how impressive her Dad and Mom are in building the business.

Ep. 150 - Heath Hall - Pork Barrel BBQ (Shark Tank)

Ep. 150 - Heath Hall - Pork Barrel BBQ (Shark Tank)

March 8, 2021

Nick and Heath discuss everything from starting the business, the Shark Tank process, lesson learned in the Tank and how things have evolved for their business. Heath talks advantages and disadvantages of being in the first season.

Ep. 149 - Maribel Miller (Hell’s Kitchen)

Ep. 149 - Maribel Miller (Hell’s Kitchen)

March 5, 2021

Nick and Maribel discuss her journey getting on the show, all of her experiences and insights while in the kitchen and what she learned about herself.

Ep. 148 - Rosy Khalife - Surprise Ride (Shark Tank)

Ep. 148 - Rosy Khalife - Surprise Ride (Shark Tank)

March 1, 2021

Nick and Rosy creating Surprise Ride, and great influence their parents were in their personal and professional maturation. Rosy explained how "present" you need to be during the Shark Tank audition process. Working with the producers and ensuring you are ready to go on air date.

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