Last year I profiled a new product called Grease Monkey Wipes, individually-packaged cleaning wipes ideal for cleaning bike chains, frames and your hands. I have used several and found them convenient and effective. Well, the owners, Erin Whalen and Tim Stansbury, are taking their product to an ABC-TV prime-time show called Shark Tank to see if they land some venture capital to keep their cranking out their product. Here's the press release:
Austin, TX, January 4, 2010 – Erin Whalen and Tim Stansbury, co-owners of Grease Monkey Wipes will be featuring their innovative new product on ABC’s prime-time reality television show “Shark Tank” on Friday, January 15 (9 PM ET/8 PM CT).
Grease Monkey Wipes are individually packaged cleaning wipes that use an all-natural, citrus formula to handle heavy duty cleaning. Each non-toxic, pre-moistened wipe can easily remove grease, grime, oil, tar, ink, adhesives, and other stubborn messes.
“Shark Tank” from Mark Burnett, executive producer of "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," and Sony Pictures Television is a popular, reality television series that gives ambitious entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their product to a panel of five ruthless, multi-millionaires (known as the “sharks”) with the goal of landing enough venture capital investment to propel their idea forward.
When the Sharks hear a really top-notch idea, and more than one of them wants to sink their teeth into it, a feeding frenzy may erupt. But convincing real-life millionaires to part with their own money is no easy task, because when the idea is poor, the “sharks” will tear into the ill-prepared presenters and pass on the idea.
Tune in Friday, January 15 (9 PM ET/8 PM CT) as Erin and Tim demonstrate the features and benefits of Grease Monkey Wipes. And see if they swim away with a deal or become chum for the “sharks.”