A North Georgia United Methodist recently stepped into the Shark Tank, a popular ABC television show in which entrepreneurs and inventors get the chance to impress billionaire investors with business ideas.
In an episode that will air tomorrow night, Friday, March 14, Dale Seefeldt was off camera but there in studio in support of six-year-old Kiowa Kavovit, inventor of Boo Boo Goo, a natural and colorful alternative to Band-Aids. Kiowa is the youngest inventor on the show to date.
Seefeldt and Kiowa's father, Andrew Kavovit, are business partners and they knew a good idea when they heard it. They loved Kiowa's idea and over the past two and a half years developed "Boo Boo Goo-The Paint On Bandage" with the help of three wound-care specialists and secured a patent.
Seefeldt is a member of the North Georgia Conference Finance and Administration committee (CF&A) and is lay member of St. Johns UMC in Atlanta.
"Being prepared is the single most important part," he said of the experience on the TV show. "We presented for an hour and 20 minutes for a 10 minute segment. We spent many hours rehearsing, researched all the sharks, and were fully versed on our products."
Fans of the TV show may be surprised to hear that the sharks (the potential investors) were much tougher than they appear on TV.
"I think the biggest spiritual lesson I got from this experience is have faith and believe that anything is possible," said Seefeldt. "God guided us by giving us enough strength to complete this long journey. I'm very thankful to have my faith."