Q&A: Tower Paddle Boards After 'Shark Tank'
Monday, January 27, 2014
U-T San Diego -- He is known as the guy who forgot his pitch on ABC reality show "Shark Tank" in its third season.
But Tower Paddle Boards founder and University of San Diego MBA alumnus Stephan Aarstol '99 managed to recover and snag a $150,000 investment from billionaire Mark Cuban, in the episode that aired in March 2012. In exchange, Cuban got 30 percent ownership in the business and its earnings.
Aarstol and his has online manufacturer direct stand-up paddle-board company have since been recognized by both People and Entrepreneur magazines as one of the show's top success stories. (Full Story)