Podcast Air Date: September 10, 2021


Series 2: Shark Tank

Ep. 184 - Shannon Valko - Seriously Slime

Seriously Slime, an Evanston-based company that makes custom slime kits and hosts slime parties for kids in retail locations.

Their business provides not only slime, but places for families to host cleanup-free parties at the company's brick-and-mortar locations.

"We were way too early, but how can you turn down Shark Tank? It happened at a weird time as well. My Dad died and three days later we sent in a video and Shark Tank allowed us two weeks — and by then I knew my dad would want me to do it. So we did!"
Tragedy turns to triumph...

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Company Profile

Seriously Slime was created by two women, Sarah McDermott and Shannon Valko, who were overwhelmed by their children’s love of slime making. While they could appreciate the creative magic and the simple satisfaction that slime making brought to their kids (away from a screen), that joy and satisfaction was often overshadowed by the frustration they felt over the mess that it created. So they decided to cultivate a fun and play-driven environment where kids could experiment and be social without the looming concern over the mess. Their mission is simple, to put more joy into the world one bowl of slime at a time. To all of the parents out there who are inundated with their children’s constant requests to experiment with this messy craze, consider the Seriously Slime mantra and just LET THEM MAKE SLIME!

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