Mark is the CEO of BedJet, a SleepTech startup making the world’s first rapid cooling, heating and climate control system for beds. He’s one of the top 5 most successful Shark Tank fails.
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- [00:56] – Mark is married to an amazing woman and they just had their first baby
- [01:51] – His area of expertise is in applying technology to improve the sleep experience
- [02:41] – He is also learning to create products that can compete with big companies
- [03:28] – Startups don’t need to have a million dollar budget anymore
- [05:04] – Entrepreneurs can now compete with the multi-million dollar companies with a tight budget
- [06:35] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: Three things important for your health are sleep, nutrition, and exercise. It’s actually sleep that has the most impact in regards to our daily energy. Americans are chronically under-rested
- [07:21] – The US National Center for Disease Control says the lack of sufficient sleep is a US public health epidemic
- [08:50] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Mark’s episode on Shark Tank was nasty. Mark was not prepared for being instantly hated. Within 30 seconds of being on the show, he was already going down
- [13:58] – The other half of the problem was Mark was not yet in production at that time, but had working prototypes
- [14:57] – To add to that, the Sharks didn’t like the price
- [17:35] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? “Number one, I get the last laugh at my experience on Shark Tank…”
- [20:39] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “I think we’re lazy, our lives our busy, we have so much going on…”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Don’t ever take failure personally”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “I’ve become an expert at everything that’s critical to my business”
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- [29:24] – “Get better sleep; invest in your sleep”
- 29:43 – Connect with Mark on his website
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