'SoundBender' inventor swims with 'shark'
Monday, March 4, 2013
Moshe Weiss, a St. Paul rabbi and inventor of an iPad volume-boosting accessory dubbed SoundBender, has taken the plunge on a deal with “Shark Tank” investor Daymond John of reality TV fame.
Mark Spriggs, associate professor and chairman of the entrepreneurship department at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business, said he regularly shows “Shark Tank” clips to his students. Weiss’ accomplishment in striking a deal with John is impressive, Spriggs said. “Now everybody knows who he is because he was on ‘Shark Tank’ and he’s got Daymond as a partner. It gives you credibility in the market,” he said.
Originally published: 03/04/2013, Star Tribune