Houston locals Barbara Heilman and Becca Davison were excited to find out that they were going to be on ABC’s Shark Tank on May 6. It’s been a long time coming for the mother-daughter duo, who learned they would be featured last month. The pair had been swimming around in the Tank’s waters since they auditioned for the business-based show in February 2019. They even flew out to Los Angeles to pitch to the sharks last September.
Their product? UnbuckleMe: a small U-shaped tool that helps people with arthritis or other disabilities unbuckle children’s car seats by hooking around the buckle and lessening the force it takes to unclip.
The pair sells their tool in shops across Houston, such as The Pampered Pickle and Bering’s, , and in nationwide chains Buy Buy Baby and Nordstrom, as well as on Amazon for $14.99. However, Davison says they were excited to showcase their product on a larger scale to parents and grandparents across the country.