Wisconsin entrepreneurs get shot at ‘Shark Tank’

Wisconsin entrepreneurs get shot at ‘Shark Tank’

 By Melinda Davenport Wisconsin entrepreneurs get shot at ‘Shark Tank’ MILWAUKEE —Entrepreneurs from the Midwest had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to swim with sharks Monday. VIDEO: Hundreds trying to swim in ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Hundreds of people lined up at the Milwaukee Art Museum to pitch their ideas in front of the casting director for the hit show, seen Friday nights on WISN 12. “We don’t want someone who just rattles off their numbers,” said casting director Scott Salyers. “We want to know the genesis of their business and why they came up with it.” With 500 interview slots available, people began getting in line as early as Friday and came as far as Pittsburgh to pitch their idea. Karen Krolow was the first in line. “I think I’ll be a little more nervous when I get inside the building,” she said. Salyers said that there was no limit to how many would be sent on to the next round. “I’m going to put you through if you’re good,” he told those in line. “It doesn’t matter if its ten of you or 100 of you. If you’re good, let’s put you through.” U.S. Cellular helped bring the casting call to Milwaukee, and many in line hoped to leave with a shot at talking to the sharks down the road. “We don’t know what it is they are looking for, but we know we have a great product,” Krolow said. “I think everybody has a shot.” The people that auditioned Monday should hear back in about a week if they make it to the next round of auditions in Los Angeles.  ...
SHARK TANK POPPET casting call

SHARK TANK POPPET casting call

The Pocket Poppet was the very 1st in line for the Milwaukee casting all of SHARK TANK! Phew!! We did it! The open call that is  That was intense!! Now we just have to wait to see if we get a call! Thanks again for all the lovely comments and inspiration...
Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Photo by Bethany Fritz , Maypole Studios Travel Gear Article Wendy Donahue, Chicago Tribune Newspapers Name: Pocket Poppet What it is: A jersey women’s cardigan that collapses into its own built-in nylon ripstop pocket, concealed on the interior back of the sweater. Designed for stowing in a handbag,z carry-on or glove box, it’s like a fashion first-aid kit for frosty airplanes, icy cubicles or frozen-food aisles. The good: I traveled no farther than the food court across the street to appreciate this concept. Shedding the cardigan in the sun, I folded it into its pocket and slid it into my crowded midsize purse. Redeployed back in the office, this open-front waterfall cardigan flatters the figure, draping to the top of the thigh. Armholes aren’t oversize, and ruching on the sleeves — my favorite detail — keeps them at three-quarter length without constant re-scrunching. The pocket creates no bulge at the small of the back, thanks in part to box pleats that start slightly higher than the natural waist on the Classic style and a gathered seam in the same vicinity on the Lotus style. If you wad rather than fold the cardigan into the pocket, it wrinkles. But gravity and body heat — and the touch of spandex — quickly release any creases. Sophisticated enough for a dress, casual enough for yoga, it’s available in seven colors. The bad: When the cardigan is worn, the pocket’s Velcro closure is exposed to the shirt you’re wearing beneath, so there’s a slight chance of snagging delicate fabrics or knits (but the Velcro isn’t industrial strength, which mitigates risk). A pocket within the pocket accommodates an ID...
Kontrol Magazine Pocket Poppet Cardigan

Kontrol Magazine Pocket Poppet Cardigan

Accessories, Fashion, Fashion Next, Fashion/Runway by kontrol on July 5, 2014 Kontrol Magazine Product Review: Pocket Poppet The Perfect Cardigan On The Go Pocket Poppet is a cardigan on the go created by Helen Tyler and Karen Hill-Krolow. The creation of this fun small sized convenient cardigan was though of as the women bonded over coffee the need for a small cozy wrap that they could take to restaurants or airplanes or any other place that was a little chilly. The Pocket Poppet is proudly made in the United States of America. It is a fashionable open drape front cardigan that is created to fold into its own attachment convenient concealed and protective pouch. I have had the opportunity to wear this cardigan around my house and also to work, I think it was an amazing idea and I love it especially since I am always a little chilly. It fits easily into my bag which means I have more space for other things and I do not have to worry about a mess since it has its own protective pouch. The cardigan is actually really stylish and goes with anything that I own. The Pocket Poppet is offered in several different colors so you have options on what you would wear more of!  The company is based out of Chicago IL if you are curious to see what different colors are offered check out the Pocket Poppet website! www.thepocketpoppet.com...
Chicago Now

Chicago Now

Top 5 Products To Survive Chicago’s Summer Festival Season By Jessica McCafferty, July 1, 2014 at 11:04 am It’s festival season in Chicago. Whether you plan to hit up the local street fairs and food fests or are already in planning mode for Lollapalooza, these Chicago based brands will keep you going and not to mention looking great too! 1. Vous Vitamin: This doctor backed brand is hoping one of their new Situational Supplements™, aptly named Recovery Act™, will make the days after long party nights more bearable. Recovery Act is used to combat toxic effects of too much alcohol or not enough sleep. Take them before and after a big night to defend yourself against dehydration. Plus, all Vous supplements are freshly made, gluten free, dairy free, non-GMO and void of any meat products. 2. Pocket Poppet:  The weather changes. You’re outside. What do you do? The stylish and functional Pocket Poppet offers a fashionable and easy way to always have a clean cardigan handy to pop on. It is a fashionable open drape front cardigan that is created to fold into its own attached convenient and protective pouch. How cool is that? 3. Cate McNabb Cosmetics: Newly-launched, Cate McNabb is a color cosmetics line that is cruelty-free and paraben-free. Best part? Their formulas are non-pore clogging which means wearing makeup in the sun won’t equal unwanted breakouts. 4. Sunology: Enjoy CHI summertime without a painful sunburn. Sunologyoffers several sunscreens that provide invisible coverage made from natural ingredients. In addition to sunscreens formulated for the face, body, and children, Sunology is releasing a non-aerosol sunscreen spray next month for easy application. 5. Dude Wipes: Here’s one for the guys. Plus,...