Shark Tank Alum Stand Out at ASD Market Week’s March 2017 Show

The floors of ASD Market Week have been bustling with activity since their doors opened – and with the last day ahead of us, attendees are maximizing their time to experience and discover all that ASD Market Week has to offer. Among these experiences includes the new addition of the Start-Up Arena at ASD Market Week featuring Shark Tank alum.

This is my first time at ASD Market Week and it’s been fantastic,” shared Carrie Ushiba, President and Co-Founder of PawdPet – protective plush pals, a protective tech holder as seen on Shark Tank. 

Joining Ushiba is Solemates, Yourself Expression, Chapul, PsiBands, Zizzy Bee Bags and Illumisink – all brands having been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. Additionally, SunStaches once again returned to ASD and has been a long time attendee of ASD Market Week.


After traveling with her small children, Carrie Ushiba noticed she was having to hold phones and tablets to keep her children occupied with videos and games. She hand-made her solution…. a cuddly plush bunny that could hold, position and safely carry the children’s iPod Touch. Instantly this creation became her children’s favorite toy and other children and parents would often ask where they could get one. As a result, PawdPet was born. The company has since expanded its product line and thankfully, parents everywhere are more confident letting their kiddos enjoy tech toys without the fear they may get broken or damaged.


To many, shoes are art… and who would want to ruin art? Solemates was founded with this idea in mind by two girls who – very simply – didn’t want to ruin their shoes. Their solution was to create a product that would prevent heels from sinking into the grass, and since then this NYC based duo and team has introduced Solemates to thousands of stores. Is your store among them? Learn more at 

Yourself Expression 

It’s hard enough for adults to create something and bring it to life… but imagine two kiddos doing the same. This is the story of Yourself Expression, which was created by a sister and brother duo that had some big ideas and big goals. Fast forward to today and Yourself Expression is globally recognized as the interchangeable accessories to own and love. Featured on Shark Tank and now available to discover at ASD Market Week, Yourself Expression is the perfect addition to a variety of stores – from gift to novelty to resort and more. Discover more at 


Crickets for lunch? With Chapul, you may be surprised at how tasty they actually are. Chapul introduces edible insects into Western Cuisine as a healthy and sustainable protein.  Launched as the the first insect-protein product in the US, this award winning brand aims to represent a growing food revolution intent on increasing the health of our food resources for children across the globe. Not convinced? Taste them for yourself… and then you will be. Learn more at

Psi Bands

Not much good can come from nausea, but for Romy Taormina good is exactly what came after severe nausea during her pregnancies. The creator of Psi Bands and Psi Health Solutions, Taormina has made it her mission to utilize the latest research in proven complementary alternatives in order to provide high-quality, fashionable, comfortable, and affordable products that make a positive difference in people’s health – including the control of nausea. Whether during pregnancy, during illness, during motion induced nausea or more, this is the relief millions have been waiting for! Discover more at and of course, at ASD Market Week where you can discover thousands of products for your store.

Zizzy Bee Bags

Just like you and just like me, our dear Earth isn’t getting any younger. As a result, we need to nurture it and take care of it, and that’s exactly what founder Lisa of ZizzyBee Bags felt when she aimed to create a alternative to plastic bags.

ZizzyBee bags are an alternative to the plastic bags, bins and boxes you are constantly going through trying to keep organized. These eco-friendly, mesh bags are washable making them perfect for activities of all kinds!

Discover more at


Featured in Maxim, Forbes, KickStarter, Good Morning America and of course, Shark Tank, Illumisink is the world’s first toilet bowl night light. As the original toilet bowl night light, IllumiBowl was featured on ABC’ Shark Tank on March 11, 2016 – where they then partnered with Kevin O’leary and are now a proud Shark Tank product. Discover more at


A longtime attendee of ASD Market Week, SunStaches are a favorite of attendees of ASD. Their products can be found at thousands of stores world wide… and ones you won’t want to miss having in your own stores. Since being featured on Shark Tank, SunStaches has seen incredible growth and success thanks to their fun shades that are guaranteed to make you smile. As explained on their website, three best friends had a dream to do something that they loved and something that was fun… SunStaches is prove that dreams come true. Discover more at 

To experience the Start Up Arena at ASD Market Week and all of what ASD has to offer, plan your trip now to the July 31- August 2, 2017 show. Learn more here! 

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