'Shark Tank' Recap: 'Hot Shot,' 'Rent Like a Champion,' 'STEM Center' & 'Windcatcher'

It's always hard for companies to stay afloat when visiting ABC's Shark Tank and this week Hot Shot, Rent Like a Champion, Stem Center and Windcatcher pitch their companies to Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec and celebrity guest shark Chris Sacca.

Cuban, O'Leary, Herjavec, Greiner and Sacca are looking for companies that they feel confident in investing in, in order to take them to the next level. Sacca formerly of Google, is now investing his money across Silicon Valley.

With investments in Twitter and Uber, Sacca is looking to see if he can add another company to his list of sound investments.

About Hot Shot

Daniel Grossfeld is the mastermind behind he Hot Shot "coffee-in-a-can" invention. His company Hot Shot specializes in a portable coffee in a can that is heated and ready to go in 90 minutes.

It contains the cans of coffee as well as a "Hotbox." The cans are also safe to touch, even though there is hot coffee waiting inside for the consumer.

"Hotshot is the first 'HOT' Ready-To-Drink Beverage Company in the United States! We offer various Coffee & Chocolate beverages, served 'HOT' in a can, so it's Ready-To-Drink ! Its fresh brewed taste captured in a can for the ultimate convenience." - Hot Shot

The ask: $300,000 for 10% equity.

How it went down: Grossfeld has close to $2 million invested in the company and plans on launching in fall. O'Leary makes a mockery of Grossfeld with a greek quote.

Grossfeld has a lot of interest but the companies just want to test it. He says that movie theaters have the most interest in HotShot.

O'Leary says that it's a hobby and pulls out of the deal. Herjavec says there are plenty of 24 hour coffee shops in the U.S. so for that matter, he is out.

Sacca pulls out of the deal. Cuban says he loves the idea and hates the business.

He says he is out on the deal but if he wants to put the product in the theater as a test he would be happy to do so.

Greiner says that she feels like she needs to tell Grossfeld to give up and she also pulls out of the deal.

Grossfeld goes home without a deal.

About Rent Like a Champion

Mike Doyle and Drew Mitchell pitch Rent Like a Champion to the sharks to see if they can swim with the best of them. The company has a niche market of college football fans.

It essentially helps traveling college football fans find a place to stay based on posts on the website. It's similar to an AirBnB where families rent out their homes for the weekend and make a little cash out of it.

"Rent Like A Champion started in 2006 as a student housing company - much different than what the company is today! The original founders (Drew, Derrick, and Jordan) listed a vacant apartment on Craigslist and eBay, offering it as a weekend rental for football games.

The home was immediately scooped up by rabid Notre Dame fans, and just like that, RLAC had stumbled onto a new business model." - Rent Like a Champion

The ask: $200,000 for 10% equity.

How it went down: The guys don't have a major difference between AirBnB. They find the homes using digital marketing.

Sacca says that if he is going to a football he doesn't want to rent the room to people who are trashed. Greiner pulls out because of Sacca's point.

Sacca said he let the negative case cloud his judgement for AirBnB. He asks about the competitive nature but the guys respond by telling them that AirBnB concentrates on major cities while they focus on small college towns.

Their sales were $1.4 million and in 2015 they estimate $4.1 million. They guys want to get into the remaining 20 college towns.

O'Leary says he will do $200,000 for 15%, while Sacca says he will match the offer that's on the board.

Cuban says that he will split the deal with Sacca and the guys agree for their initial offer of $200,000 for 10% split between Cuban and Sacca.

About STEM Center

Lavanya and Melissa Jawaharlal are the two sisters who founded STEM Center.

STEM Center is an organization that provides students with experiential learning while using the principles of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Learning. It's quite the different kind of company but one that is looking to make an educational difference.

"STEM Center USA inspires the next generation of STEM leaders by developing a passion for STEM careers at a young age and maintaining interest throughout middle and high school.

We provide students with an experiential education that excites, engages, and enriches through a unique, learn-by-doing curriculum." - STEM Center

The ask: $150,000 for 15% equity.

How it went down: The revenue is $300,000 for the current year. Sacca remembers their robotics kit from Kickstarter.

O'Leary says he doesn't know what direction they are going in and thinks it's too early for an investment. O'Leary pulls out of the deal.

Sacca is curious about the mission. The girls tell him that they want to inspire girls to not be afraid of being nerds.

Herjavec pulls out of the deal. Cuban says he thinks they will be successful but he doesn't think it's the right deal.

Sacca offers $150,000 for 25% equity. He wants to know what the exit is and the girls say they want to have a STEM Center in every city. Greiner says that she sees something that is really important to women. She offers $150,000 for 20% in the equity.

Sacca really wants the deal and is almost throwing Greiner under the bus. The girls offer a compromise with a combination deal between Sacca and Greiner. Sacca doesn't want to share the equity.

Greiner says she would do $200,000 for 20% and the girls agree.

About Windcatcher

Windcatcher is inflation technology created by Ryan Frayne. Windcatcher allows the consumer to inflate their "AirPads" without having to blow on a valve but in a very timely manner.

Frayne is also promising a product that is efficiently deflated and portable as well.

"Ryan was at the beach with his family, watching his brother trying to inflate a simple floating toy.

After a few breaths, his brother gave up, threw the toy down, and mumbled some expletives. This got Ryan thinking that there must be a better way." - Windcatcher

The ask: $200,000 for 8% equity.

How it went down: Herjavec is impressed with the Windcatcher and the sharks ask for an explanation behind the technology. The AirPad is sold for $99.95. They have sold $165,000 worth of Windcatcher products.

Frayne doesn't want to go into his cost to manufacture. O'Leary offers $200,000 as venture debt where he gets 6% of whatever he sells until he is paid back.

He also wants 3% of equity. Frayne seems a bit offended and Sacca says it sound like a good time for someone else to jump in with an offer.

Greiner offers $200,000 for 15% percent equity. Sacca wants to go in with Greiner to help tell the story. Greiner is willing to do so but with a higher equity stake. They offer is $200,000 for 20%. Frayne rejects the offer because the equity is too high. Herjavec offers $200,000 for %10.

O'Leary drops to 3%. Cuban offers exactly what Frayne asked for. Herjavec lowers his equity to 6%. O'Leary lowers his equity to 1%. Greiner outs Sacca from the deal for $200,000 for 5% of the company. Frayne decides to go with Greiner's offer of $200,000 for 5%.