50 State Capitals in 50 Minutes Update | Shark Tank Season 1

Ken Bradford demonstrated his educational card game during Shark Tank Season 1. 50 State Capitals in 50 Minutes was a game designed to help kids learn the geographical regions of all fifty states. The card game was focused around making it easier than ever to learn the names of state capitals. Let’s see if Ken Bradford is capable of convincing the sharks to invest their money in his product. We will also provide you with a 50 State Capitals in 50 Minutes update as well.

Shark Tank 50 State Capitals in 50 Minutes Update

50 State Capitals in 50 Minutes Update

  • Entrepreneurs:  Ken Bradford
  • Business: Educational Card Game
  • Ask: $155,000 for 10% equity
  • Result:  No deal
  • Sharks:  None

When Ken told the sharks that 50 State Capitals in 50 Minutes had generated virtually no sales, this was a major concern. It was such a large concern for Kevin O’Leary that he decided to drop out immediately. Barbara Corcoran had a similar opinion and decided to pass on the idea. She told Ken that she didn’t believe the educational card game was worth any money.

Kevin Harrington and Daymond John also dropped out because of the fact that Ken had no sales, no agreements, and no pathway forward. The only thing that he had on Season 1 of Shark Tank was a prototype that was only completed five weeks earlier.

There was no indication of whether parents would buy this type of educational card game for their kids. It was also unclear whether school districts would be interested in purchasing this game. Needless to say, he walked out of the tank without a deal.

Let’s get a quick 50 State Capitals in 50 Minutes update. For a while after appearing on Shark Tank, Ken’s educational card game was listed on Amazon’s marketplace. Unfortunately, the company went out of business somewhere along the way and no longer appears available in 2022.

It looks like the sharks were right about there being a lack of demand. Ken’s product never really sold that well on Amazon, even after receiving some free marketing from appearing on Shark Tank. Unfortunately, this will be our last 50 State Capitals in 50 Minutes update.

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