SSEKO SHARK TANK EPISODE

Liz Bohannon started with a chicken farm and advanced to a tank full of sharks. They formed partnerships with local organizations in Kenya and Ethiopia with the goal of becoming one of the largest employers of women in the region. Sseko sandals originally entered the Shark Tank in February of By Jaclyn Trop February 27, We worried about protecting our brand integrity and about the uncontrollable nature of reality television so we almost passed up the opportunity. At that time, we interviewed founder Liz Forkin Bohannon about her company. It paid off, big time. By the end of the school year, Sseko will have sent 60 girls to college and employed about more who are not of schooling age.

Updated Jun 26, at 4: They closed on the full amount a month before the episode aired. We worried about protecting our brand integrity and about the uncontrollable nature of reality television so we almost passed up the opportunity. They formed partnerships with local organizations in Kenya and Ethiopia with the goal of becoming one of the largest employers of women in the region. Heavy interviewed the company’s founder to see how they have grown since the show. Before the show aired, we secured our entire round of funding. Here is what she told us about….

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We caught up with her today as the episode is reairing to see how her business is faring. Eventually, the couple plans to scale Sseko to build a production house that could produce for independent and major U.

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Buy Sseko sandals here. Bringing on investors is a bit like getting married. Bohannon promised three women that, if they made sandals for the next eight months, they would get to college. By the end of the school year, Sseko will have sent 60 girls to college and employed about more who are not of schooling age. So be confident and know your stuff, but then, have fun!

Returning stateside, Bohannon and her now-husband, Ben—a former project manager at a tech company—hawked all of their possessions and bought a Honda Odyssey minivan, which they drove and slept in during a six-month grand U.

Bohannon improved upon the design, fashioning them from local materials. Heavy interviewed the company’s founder to see how they have grown since the show. They formed partnerships with local organizations in Kenya and Ethiopia with the goal of becoming one of the largest employers of women in the region. Our challenge was to keep it positive.

By Jaclyn Trop February 27, I am so proud of her and all of these ladies and want to show people what is being done right here in Uganda! Sseko sandals originally entered the Shark Tank in February of They closed on the full amount a month before the episode aired.

Before the show aired, we secured our entire round of funding. The aftermath is no joke. So where are the men? Updated Jun 26, at 4: At that time, we interviewed founder Liz Forkin Bohannon about her company. Sseko Design’s Liz Bohannon. Liz Bohannon ssko with a chicken farm and advanced to a tank full of sharks.

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It paid off, big sshark. Here is what she told us about…. We were floored with the reaction from the first airing. Sseko Sandals debuted on Shark Tank in February. Published Jun 26, at 4: The Bohannons explained that they plan to return to profitability at the end of after recovering from the costs of launching closed-toe shoes and woven and leather goods in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Know that no matter how much you prepare, you will not be able to control the outcome.

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Bohannon remembered one worker, Sharon, who brought her husband, Moses, to tour the factory. Of course, it would have been really fun to watch five Sharks fight over us…But, aside from a nice little ego boost, in the long run, I think not getting a sark worked out best for Sseko.

We worried about protecting our brand integrity and about the uncontrollable nature of episde television so we almost passed up the opportunity. When experiments in chicken farming and other ventures failed to raise the funds to get the women to college, Bohannon remembered the sandals she constructed during her collegiate days: