CurlMix Founders to be Featured on ‘Shark Tank’
Mark your calendars and set your alarms! Kim + Tim Lewis, the founders of CurlMix – a clean beauty brand for curly hair, will make their debut on the mid-season premiere of Shark Tank, airing this Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 10/9c on ABC!
“I screamed,” exclaims CurlMix co-founder Kim Lewis sharing her reaction after learning her brand was selected to be featured on the show. “We were so nervous on the day of our audition because we couldn’t find a babysitter, but we were on a mission! We showed up with our then six month old son in tow, and even though he cooed through the entire pitch, we did exactly what we went there to do and the rest is history!”
Nine months later, after starting in a pool of 30,000 applicants to advancing as one of 88 companies selected to audition, CurlMix stands proudly as one of the few who get to swim with the Sharks this Sunday!
Born and raised in Chicago, Kim + Tim Lewis are high school sweethearts who are no strangers to taking chances! In fact, the story on how they built CurlMix is a roller coaster tale that involves a popular game show, an epic fail, a necessary pivot and a million dollar launch!
After both attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, life began for the pair. Between marriage and job-hunting, adulting became an harrowing adventure of ups and downs. Eventually, Kim landed her first job making nearly $100K, and while Tim was still on his search, he worked at Starbucks until the right opportunity opened up.
One day, knowing Tim’s talent for trivia, Kim had the bright idea of signing him up for “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” because what better way to make money than game show trivia? To their surprise, Tim was selected to be a contestant on the show and after putting his knowledge of random facts to good use, he walked away with $100K. It was then that their journey in entrepreneurship began!
Knowing his wife’s dream of owning a business, Tim wasted no time investing a portion of his winnings in their first startup – a niche social network for people with curly hair. Kim quit her job to focus on making it work, but unfortunately, their win turned into a loss when the business failed. Refusing to go back to a 9-5, Kim vowed to succeed in their next venture, and soon after CurlMix was born!
JOIN THE FOUNDERS OF CURLMIX FOR AN EXCLUSIVE
WATCH PARTY & POP-UP SHOP EXPERIENCE!
The event will be held this Sunday at 2345 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616, from 7-10PM CST. For more details, and to grab your tickets, click here: http://bit.ly/CurlMixViewingParty.
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