In 2004, Scott Adams, CAL. STATE-SACRAMENTO 2000, appeared on an episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, where he pitched Velocity Sign’s product to potential celebrity investors. Adams, founder and CEO of the company, discussed its battery-operated sign-waving machine and ultimately received offers from the show’s investors who wanted to work with him. The machine is a stand-in for store personnel holding a sign along a busy street to lure the attention of potential customers.
In this recent Forbes story, he says that it paid to be over-prepared while he was onstage during the TV show and that stamina was vital.