Nana Hats has recently taken the banana hat world by storm. At the heart of its success is Sean Adler, the passionate founder who pitched on Season 14 of ABC’s
From Fan to Entrepreneur
When I asked about his inspiration to appear on
Being a fan of the show, Sean knew the power of
He elaborated, “I was very familiar with the resources that the sharks are able to provide to their entrepreneurs to really launch their businesses. I always told myself that I would apply if I ever created a product.”
Behind The Scenes of The Pitch
For many, the pitches on
“Mr. Wonderful [Kevin O’Leary] actually started peeling and eating a banana during my pitch,” Sean chuckled, “but I didn’t let him distract me!”
For many, this could have easily become a distraction from the pitch. Thankfully, Sean managed to stay focused and didn’t let Kevin’s antics steal the spotlight.
The Highs and Lows of the
Shark Tank Experience
The exposure and connections that
After his episode aired, Nana Hats had an abundance of opportunities. “Our email inbox was flooded with amazing offers such as international distribution and licensing.”
While it was worth it, Sean did say that there were some difficult parts, mainly having to keep your pitch a secret.
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Sean shared that the six-month silence was a test of patience, “It was torture to not be able to tell friends or family… but it was all worth it in the end.”
Life After The Tank
So, now that Nana Hats has been featured on
“I actually had a really positive experience appearing on
In terms of the deal with Lori Greiner and Peter Jones, Sean remains tight-lipped: “We are still in active discussion so I am not allowed to comment.”
However, it’s undeniable that the show has been a game-changer for Nana Hats. Their sales after
“Our sales after
What’s Next for Nana Hats?
For those curious about what’s next for this burgeoning brand, Sean leaves us with a teaser, “Nana Hats has lots of exciting updates coming up.”
We will be keeping a close eye on Sean and Nana Hats and can’t wait to see what’s next!
Andrew Smith is the founder and owner of Shark Tank Recap. He is a longtime Shark Tank fan that has been watching it for years and has seen every episode multiple times. His friends know him as the Shark Tank expert, because he can answer any question about the show! His favorite Shark Tank products are Bertello's pizza oven and Bug Bite Thing!