7 Inspiring Portland Start-Ups Featured on Shark Tank
Sentinel was born to cater to visionaries and entrepreneurs, folks who are sentinels in their own right. Those who hustle to pave the paths for future generations in business and beyond. The city of Portland itself happens to be an oasis of creativity, sparking ingenuity and change around every corner. It’s a place where epic minds meet, and we’ve highlighted a few results of said minds below. Read on to learn about local start-ups that made it big time when they were featured on ABCs Shark Tank.
As the company puts it, this is ‘a place where incredible and edible unite’. Founders, and sisters, Joan and Julia have had a passion for cookie dough since childhood. In 2011, they set up shop in Peoria, IL and began their mission to create safely edible cookie dough that could be shared with the world. With many delectable flavors to offer, their products are now available at independent and fresh markets across the country. Swing by the store on NW 13th, just a 10-minute walk from Sentinel, and make your cookie dough dreams come true.
Founded in 2018 by childhood buddies Chico Guerra and Mason Beuchler, Zuum brought self-balancing electric skates to the world. The entrepreneurs aimed to reinvent the way people think about traveling, from having fun around the house to jaunts around town. Would you try them?
Blankets inspired by nature and created with modern tech and materials, Rumpl blankets are perfect for all Pacific Northwest adventures. Wylie Robinson, Founder and CEO, is dedicated to sustainability and continues to grow the successful brand with new products, designs and partnerships.
This creative jerky is made of shiitake mushrooms, which create an umami taste with a satisfying meaty texture. Creator Michael Pan used an old family recipe to create a vegetarian snack that appeals to all folks. Try out the array of flavors, you won’t be disappointed.
Founder and CMO Junea Rocha brought a Brazilian staple, pão de queijo, to the masses when she created Brazi Bites. These gluten-free cheese bread bites go from freezer-to-oven in 20 minutes and are the perfect snack for kids and adults alike. The brand exploded after being on Shark Tank and has now expanded to offer lines of empanadas and breakfast sandwiches.
Started in 2017 from the former Bee Thinking, this sweet (pun intended) company is committed to providing beekeepers with sustainable, high quality beehives and beekeeping supplies. They also donate funds and hives to organizations who support bees and other pollinators.
Local Portlander Heidi created these plant-powered dips that are packed with veggies and appeal to all types. From Beer Cheez to Queso and Bourbon Dip, the deliciousness doesn’t end.