Posted on: October 17, 2014

Father and son business featured and funded on ‘Shark Tank’


The popular ABC TV show “Shark Tank” loves Utah, at least according to the numbers. In the last two years, at least 12 contestants on the show have been from the Beehive State, with the majority receiving funding for their innovative ideas.

Appearing on the show on Oct. 10, Highland-based father and son Brian and Noah Cahoon joined the ranks, accepting a deal from Kevin O’Leary for $35,000 and a 50 percent share of the duo’s company, Paper Box Pilots.

The brainchild of 14-year-old Noah, the idea for Paper Box Pilots began years ago when he would spend hours creating forts, pirate ships and planes out of cardboard boxes. His dad, Brian, would draw dials and gauges on the boxes, eventually turning to the Internet to print the embellishments instead.

As Noah got older, his father decided to use the idea as a learning opportunity and to give his son business experience.

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