The Startup Toolbox Presents
Conversations with Shark Tank Winners
Tuesday, March 10th, @ 6:30 p.m. Reserve Your Seat Today!
Think you have what it takes to make it on Shark Tank? Ever wanted to know what it takes to get onto the show? What happens to the winners after they get the funding from a Shark? What’s it like to become business partners with a multimillionaire/billionaire?
Join us for an unscripted, fun, conversation and Q&A session with not-one- but TWO Shark Tank winners- Entrepreneur / Inventor of the ShowNo Towel- Shelly Ehler and Dr. Edna Ma of BareEase as they come and share their experience Before, During and After appearing on Shark Tank.
In this open panel discussion we will cover:
- The most important part of your financial model
- How to develop and test your Business Funding Pitch
- How well you should be prepared before going on the show
- What to expect from a Shark after the being on the Shark Tank
- Many useful tips on Business Funding, Business Development and much more.
Panel Facilitator: Rey Ybarra
Rey Ybarra is a speaker, interactive reality TV creator and author of the book Conversations With Shark Tank Winners. Rey is an interactive reality TV creator and talk show host with over 18 plus years’ experience. He frequently lectures about pitching your business for funding, and hosts live presentations for entrepreneurs, business owners and colleges.
Edna Ma, MD
A woman of the world, Dr. Edna Ma has devoted her career to pain management. She is a practicing, board certified anesthesiologist, working both in academic and private hospitals in Los Angeles.
Dr Ma received her B.S. degree in biology and her M.D. degree from the University of Colorado, and completed her residency training at UCLA’s Department of Anesthesiology.
As an entrepreneur, Dr. Edna launched BareEASE, a prep kit that numbs the skin before bikini waxing or laser. BareEASE, with its patented formula, is now addressing some of the everyday pains women encounter with beauty procedures. Dr. Edna challenged her own pain threshold in the wild as a contestant on the hit reality TV show “Survivor: South Pacific.” BareEASE was featured on the popular show SHARK TANK.
She’s able to juggle all of these roles and enjoy her “tiger mom” responsibilities of raising children with the help of her supportive husband.
Shelly Ehler is an inspiring entrepreneur who took a simple idea, believed it with all her heart and made it come to life! She is the inventor of the ShowNo towel and was featured on ABC’s Emmy nominated reality show, Shark Tank.
Shelly had three “Sharks” fighting over her and is the only entrepreneur in the show’s history to ever leave with a check in her hand. Her towel has also been featured on The Today Show, The View and Good Morning America.
Shelly’s story of overcoming challenges and following the voice of her heart is truly inspiring. Her motto is, “Dream it, Believe it, Let it Go.”
She believes anything is possible when you follow your heart in faith. She is a wife and mother of two young boys and lives in Ventura County, California.
About The Startup Toolbox
The Startup Toolbox is a bi-weekly business roundtable/networking and referral group which offers a forum for entrepreneurs at any stage of their business to come out and informally discuss ideas or challenges within their business and to gain some relevant and timely insight and connections that can be used to build their businesses and make their businesses grow. The group is for those who are serious about learning, sharing and growing their business while contributing to the development of others. Come out and be a part of the learning and fun!
Contact: David Oshima– David@kleverdog.com 323-924-8463 x3
418 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90018
$20 per person. Tickets for the event are available on Eventbrite. Each attendee will receive a downloadable copy of Rey’s book, Conversations with Shark Tank Winners. Snacks and beverages provided by our sponsor, Integrated Corporate Solutions.
As I have attended Conversations with Shark Tank Winners before; I can highly recommend this live Q&A with real Shark Tank Contestant Winners.
No Gurus! Just real business people that have taken their product on the show and won. This is the best way to find out what someone needs to do get their product market and investor ready. – JW