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Startup founders who landed a $55,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' rehearsed their pitch while running, dodging a hair dryer, and even punching each other in the face

Startup founders who landed a $55,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' rehearsed their pitch while running, dodging a hair dryer, and even punching each other in the face

Before they appeared on “,” the founders of Cousins Maine Lobster rehearsed their pitch over and over again. To make sure they had it down, they tried to distract each other, by blowing a hair dryer in each other’s faces, reciting their lines while running, or even punching each other in the face. Ultimately, cofounder Jim Tselikis said, their actual pitch was easier than the rehearsals — and they landed a $55,000 deal with Barbara Corcoran. In the months leading up to their appearance on “Shark Tank,” […]

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'What the hell were we thinking?' Startup founders who landed a $55,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' nearly missed their big break

'What the hell were we thinking?' Startup founders who landed a $55,000 deal on 'Shark Tank' nearly missed their big break

cousins maine lobster” /> The founders of Cousins Maine Lobster appeared on “” in 2012. They landed a $55,000 deal with Barbara Corcoran. When the “Shark Tank” producers initially reached out to them, the founders declined — twice — because their business was only two months old. Looking back, they say going on the show was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Cousins Maine Lobster opened for business in April 2012. In July, they landed a $55,000 deal with Barbara Corcoran on “Shark Tank.” But […]

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