19 Mar

Watch Nick from The Ave this week on ABC’s Shark Tank!

Looking back, as we’re about to turn two years old, there have been a lot of wild twists and turns for The Ave. We’ve met a lot of awesome people, collaborated with some great artists, and been surprised at some of the celebrities who have walked through our door, to get geared out.

Perhaps the most mind-blowing experience yet, comes this week, when The Ave and owner and creator, get blasted into millions of living rooms, on ABC’s Shark Tank. Shark Tank stars billionaire Mark Cuban, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran,¬†technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary as the five sharks. Over six million people per week watch Shark Tank!

Nick went to an audition, and made it on the show, getting a chance to pitch The Ave to the sharks, telling them all about how unique our store is, and about our own patented shoe-printing technology. We’re sworn to secrecy about the sharks reaction to the pitch, but this Friday at 8 p.m. (7 Central), the whole world will get to see, so check your local listings! You can find out more info about Shark Tank on the show’s website.

Meanwhile, check out this awesome illustration by our friend¬†Daniel Militonian, owner of Dunkees.com, commemorating Nick’s appearance on Shark Tank!

Nick from The Ave on ABC Shark Tank

Nick from The Ave swimming with the sharks from ABC's Shark Tank

We’re really excited for Friday night. Tell your friends, tell your moms, tell your grandmas and grandpas to tune in to ABC and see if Nick tames the sharks, or gets eaten alive.

Stay tuned, and see what unfolds next for The Ave!

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  1. Brandi Weirich says on

    Super excited and proud of you Nick!! Just seems like yesterday you were not even 21 yet livin it up in Harbor Cliff!! Can’t wait to see ya on Shark Tank :-)

  2. helen mlynarski says on

    Just happened to turn on TV and watched you on Shark Tank, a show I have never watched or heard of. I have worked in the fashion industry for over 15 years and am very familiar with digital printing technology.I was amazed and inspired by your vision, creativity , passion and drive.Don’t sell out to someone who doesn’t get it.You have a great business plan and I am sure, will have even more ideas going forward. Their loss , and yes, you deserve 6 figures and more !

  3. Bonnie Gates says on

    Just watched you on Shark Tank and we are sooooo bummed that the Sharks were not smart enough to make a deal but I’m thinking that you are going to find lottsa success anyways! I know I will be back to order from you all – not just for myself but for family/friends and I bet there are many peeps like myself that will search you out too. Best of Luck and Best Wishes to you, your company and employees. Best Wishes to all of you and may your hopes/dreams come true. Never give up!!

  4. Nick,

    Great product!

    You should check out http://www.retailpitch.com and see if you can’t find more retailers to use your product!


  5. I just saw you on shark tank

    your products are amazing

    Cant believe I have not heard of them yet….

    Keep doing what you do…you are already a success….cant rely on anyone to take over your dream….you will make it big…i know it..God Willing

  6. Margie McQuestion says on

    Saw you on Shark Tank and was very impressed with your idea.!! Im from Dallas Texas and I think they are crazy!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED your product and I was just looking for a place that can do a photo of my logo on a bathing suit and boom there you are!! Can you do a picture on the back of a bathing suit bottom? Please let me know asap I am flying down there Monday March 26th and will be in LA until Saturday 31st. Please email me as soon as you can Thank you for your time in advance….


  7. Dont Loose faith…these shows never really pan out in the end…and the investments never make it through to fruition…I know because an associate of mine was on the Dragons Den (where the sharks got the idea from) and they promised him 200K and it never went any where.
    Listen, I like the idea and think it will go somewhere We’d like to talk to you about the Canadian market and where this can go…
    let us know…
    Keep the faith
    The ASE Team…