Podcast Air Date: February 5, 2021


Series 2: Shark Tank

Ep. 134 - Byron Young - CordaRoys

CordaRoy's patented foam-filled Convertible Bean Bags were first made in a garage on 39th Avenue in Gainesville, Florida where Byron lived during hisllege years. Back then there was no "bed inside". It wasn't until he had a "need" for the bed that it appeared.

CordaRoy's Convertible Bean Bags is an idea that was truly born out of necessity. One night after attending a Gator football game he had some unexpected guests and found himself in need of just one more bed. The sofa was the next best thing but it was NOT good -— especially for two people.

Byron remembered that the insides of his beanbags were square and informed his guests that this may be a better alternative. He quickly threw together a makeshift bed and so began CordaRoy's Convertible Bean Bag. The next morning his guests were raving about how great it was. That was the moment that he realized he had something special so he began transforming the inner liners or "big square things" into actual beds.

"I had a handshake deal with Lori in the Tank, but the dream became a reality when we met in Chicago for dinner. We got to know each other and made sure it was a win/win deal for both of us."
Solidifying a deal while breaking bread

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