05 Apr April 9, 2014 – Toy Shark Tanker Nikki Pope & Tony Winning Producer Ken Davenport
Nikki Pope appeared on Shark Tank and got a deal with Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec. The business was Toygaroo, called the ‘Netflix’ of toys. Rent a toy for a month or so, and then send it back for a new one. Unfortunately, the company grew too fast and ended. Nikki tells us all about it, great stuff. And like an entrepreneur will always do, she moved on to a new venture, a web marketing company. She shares some of the best practices that she uses with her clients to grow their businesses.
Ken Davenport is a Tony winner Producer of Broadway and off-Broadway shows. His productions include The Bridges of Madison County, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, and Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury. He is in a national commercial for Apple’s iPhone, was named one of Crain’s “Forty Under 40,” and The New York Times called him the “P.T. Barnum of Off-Broadway.” He created a Broadway board game, Be a Broadway Star, and a smartphone app featured on Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List.” His productions have grossed more than $100 million worldwide and are being produced in over 25 countries He has written articles for Forbes and Mashable.