Bishop Fenwick Freshmen & Entrepreneur Pitches Product on Shark Tank October 16th
WARREN COUNTY, OH— Bishop Fenwick High School Freshmen, Carson Grill, will be featured on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank this Friday, October 16th on the Season 12 Premier Night at 8:00pm. Carson and his father, Jason, entered the Tank to pitch Carson’s paint saving invention, The Touch Up Cup.
A few years back Carson was doing some touch-up painting with his Dad around the house. They went to open just a few gallon cans when they realized the RUST, CLUMPS, and SMELL. They quickly realized that their expensive paint had gone BAD! They looked at each other and said “There has to be a better way”. That’s when Carson invented the Touch Up Cup for paint! They incorporated a stainless-steel mixing ball for easy mixing – Just Shake N’ Paint BABY! This ingenious invention keeps your paint fresh for over 10 years! Carson came up with the idea when he was just 13 years old and with the help of his dad, was able to make it into a full-fledged business.
“I walked in there and the shark’s eyes just woke up instantly,” Carson said. “I walked in there with a lot of energy. They were excited to see another young entrepreneur. I’m really fortunate to be able to have this experience. It’s very rare to be able to go on Shark Tank, pitch in front of the sharks and hopefully get an investment in your company. Bishop Fenwick has been really supportive of my entrepreneurial aspirations and I can’t wait to continue for four more years as a Falcon!”
Bishop Fenwick asks that local families tune in and share with their communities! Bishop Fenwick will be livestreaming on the Bishop Fenwick High School Facebook Page as well. No one knows if they were successful in their pitch, but if you meet Carson, it is hard to believe he didn’t rock it!
“Carson is a creative thinker and has the drive to bring his ideas to fruition,” Bishop Fenwick Counselor, Sabrina Snyder states, “Even better, Carson puts just as much effort into supporting others as he does realizing his own dreams.”
The Touch Up Cup is not the only invention that Carson has cooked up. Fresh Line Keepers were created by Carson as well. Carson and his sisters would often have friends sleep over on the weekends, and Jason would treat them to a breakfast feast with muffins, bagels, and donuts. This led to a bevy of leftovers, which regrettably would grow stale by the next day. Determined to make their sweet treats last longer, Jason and Carson teamed up to develop special containers made just for the job. The duo’s solution is a suite of storage solutions made with a specific sweet treat in mind. Each one is airtight, leak-proof, and safe in the microwave, dishwasher, and freezer. Whether you’re storing muffins, bagels, cupcakes, or donuts from the bakery—or whipping them up yourself—you’ll enjoy baked goods for longer than if kept in the original packaging, plus cut down on plastic bag waste, too.
“This is the first time, that we know of, that a Bishop Fenwick student was on national television.” Bishop Fenwick Principal, Blane Collison states, “We are so proud to call this young man a Fenwick Falcon and can’t wait to witness his entrepreneurism in action on Shark Tank. Not many 15 year olds have their own inventions, much less the opportunity to pitch them on Shark Tank. It is a great opportunity that our community is excited to join together and support.”
The Season 12 Premier of Shark Tank is this Friday at 8:00pm on ABC.
About Bishop Fenwick High School: Bishop Fenwick High School is a Catholic educational community based on love, trust, respect, and commitment to gospel values rooted in Catholic teaching. In partnership with parents, Bishop Fenwick is quality faculty and staff provide superior education, enabling students of all cultures and abilities to reach their full potential. Bishop Fenwick was established in Middletown, Ohio in 1952 and is now located in neighboring Franklin, Ohio on a new 60-acre campus.