by Michelle Michalak September 09, 2016

Shopify has masterfully created a e-commerce platform making online selling and shopping better for everyone.

Slyde Handboards joined the Shopify platform in 2013, as just one of nearly 275,000 active stores fronts in the current marketplace.  

"We own a great deal of our success to Shopify, and their ability to make shopping on user friendly, interactive, and visually stimulating.  All the key ingredients that make consumers happy and increase sales." said Slyde co-owner Steven Watts

Slyde was amped to be able to share there insights & story with Shopify 

Read full story here:
"How Slyde Handboards Landed Shark Tank Investments from Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher"

Steve & Angela answer a variety of in depth interview questions:

  • Could you give us a little background on Slyde and how it started?
  • How did you first hear about Shark Tank and what encouraged you to apply to be on the show?
  • What did your application process look like? How many times did you apply for the show?
  • What was it like to pitch the Sharks?
  • Congratulations on getting a deal with Ashton Kutcher and Mark Cuban. How have they been involved so far in your business?
  • How has the “Shark Tank effect” been? Did you see an avalanche of sales and cool people contacting you?
  • You mentioned you have a lot of experience pitching investors, what are some of your best tips for entrepreneurs looking to get an investment in their business?
  • What are some tips you can share to help other business owners get on Shark Tank?
Thank you Shopify for delivering an epic product and supporting Slyde Handboards.
Michelle Michalak
Michelle Michalak

Michelle's diploma reads BA Psychology with a minor in English, and her license plate reads #CaliforniaDreaming4Life. She begin her career in the NYC fashion industry working with fashion and internet pioneer, However, due the constant "nagging" of her entrepreneurial spirit, her crush on surfing, and hardcore love for the ocean, she chosen to call San Diego home for the past 10 years. On the west coast she 's chased waves & enlightenment working alongside "Gurus" in the online marketing & personal development industries. It in May 2012 she found her true Zen & Stoke, and joined the Slyde Handboards Team.

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