Moziah Bridges has a passion for fashion, and his bowtie business is really taking off. Will he convince the sharks to invest in
Shark Tank Mo’s Bows Update
- Entrepreneurs: Moziah Bridges
- Business: Bow ties
- Ask: $50,000 in exchange for 20% equity
- Result: No deal
- Sharks: None
Eleven-year-old Mo grew up with a love for dressing nice, and says he used to visit the playground in a suit and tie. When he had trouble finding a bowtie that met his high standards, his grandma taught him to sew, and he began making his own bow ties. When other people took notice and liked his style, he started his company, Mo’s Bows.
Running a successful business can be hard for anyone, but seventeen-year-old Moziah Bridges has becomes a pro at it. His company, Mo's Bow's, is what today's "kidpreneurs" dream of achieving--a successful business selling a product that one loves and is passionate about.
He had sold 2,000 ties in the two years prior to filming, and the business had $55,000 in sales online. Each tie cost $6-$10 to make, and sold for $45-$55. His mom posted his products on social media, and they had also been featured in Oprah magazine. They were seeking $50,000 to help secure a commercial manufacturer for the ties.
Mark Cuban said he didn’t have much fashion sense. Robert Herjavec said he didn’t think he was a good fit, either. Both sharks were out. Kevin O’Leary offered a royalty deal, wanting $3 for every tie sold. Barbara Corcoran told Mo she thought he was doing well enough on his own, so she was out.
Daymond John urged Mo not to take on investors too early to avoid making a costly mistake. He offered to mentor Mo rather than invest in his company. He advised Mo not to take Kevin’s deal, saying he would no longer mentor him if he did, as it would prove he wasn’t listening.
While Mo’s Bows didn’t get an investment deal, Mo was happy to accept Daymond’s offer to coach him in his business dealings. What happened next for Mo’s company? Keep reading our Mo’s Bows update to find out!
We have great news to share in our Mo’s Bows update! In the years to follow, he was inducted into the Tennessee State Museum Cotton and Textile Institute, presented President Barack Obama with one of his bow ties at the White House, and was featured in many more publications. In 2017, the NBA commissioned Mo to make custom ties for the members of all 30 teams. Get your own bowtie on the Mo’s Bows website!
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