Eugene Man Survives “Shark Tank”

  EUGENE, Ore. — A man from Eugene strikes gold almost instantly after being on the hit television show “Shark Tank”. Mark Peterson swam with the sharks and survived. Since being on the show, sales for his product, the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket, have soared tremendously. After being in business for two years, he sold … Continue reading »

Eugene Inventor on “Shark Tank”

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene inventor got quite the exposure for his business on a TV show recently. On Feb. 13, the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket owner, Mark Peterson, was featured on the ABC hit TV show “Shark Tank”. Since his appearance on the show, Peterson says Shark Tank has given his business more exposure … Continue reading »

Striking Gold on “Shark Tank”

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man who survived the sharks is sharing his story after making an appearance on the hit television show “Shark Tank”. His episode will air this week. Mark Peterson invented the “Gold Rush Nugget Bucket” back in 2011, hoping to get his kids out of the house and away from the … Continue reading »

Eugene Inventor to Appear on Shark Tank

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene inventor is hoping his golden idea will get him a large investment. Mark Peterson will appear on the ABC TV show Shark Tank this Friday with his invention, the Gold Rush Nugget Bucket. He invented the bucket to get his daughters outside and pan for gold as a hobby, instead … Continue reading »

Life After Shark Tank: Chopstick Art

EUGENE, Ore. — Shark Tank–it’s an ABC show about making money and making deals. Most sales pitches promote something new. However, during season one, season one, a Eugene artist dared to bait the sharks with a used product. Oregonian Bryan Parks first pieced together an idea while on a trip to China. He wondered, what … Continue reading »

Wild Friends Foods

PORTLAND, Ore. — Many start-up companies need investors. They dream of pitching an idea on ABC’s hit show, Shark Tank. Two University of Oregon students took a chance, their on-line product now available in grocery stores nationwide. Behold the power of peanut butter. Creamy or chunky and packed with protein. It sticks to the roof … Continue reading »

Life After Shark Tank: Part 2

EUGENE, Ore. — Do you think you have what it takes to swim with sharks? Two University of Oregon students walked away with a win on the ABC show Shark Tank. Now their on-line products are now available in stores nationwide. We’ll have the wild story behind Wild Friends Foods tonight on KEZI 9 News … Continue reading »

Life After Shark Tank: Part 1

EUGENE, Ore. — Some Oregon entrepreneurs took the plunge on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. How is business after the show? Click on the video above to find out how Pedal Powered Smoothies made the cut and grew from a sidewalk stand to a healthy blending machine.

Interview: Duck Tank Competition

EUGENE, Ore. — A spin-off of the show Shark Tank, called the Duck Tank, is happening Thursday at the University of Oregon. The competition focuses on digital creativity as four student teams square off in the competition for $15, 000 in prizes. Jason Germany and Ken Kato, faculty coaches for the competition, joined us live … Continue reading »

Corvallis “Shark Tank” Spinoff Event

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Two Corvallis entrepreneurs were selected in a local spinoff rendition of ABC’s “Shark Tank” to be part of the OSU Advantage Accelerator, a program that will help them expand their businesses. The OSU Advantage Accelerator, a Corvallis program, teamed up with the Willamette Innovators’ Network Tuesday evening for the Shark Tank event. … Continue reading »

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