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Former "Shark Tank" Contestant is Revolutionizing the Bow Tie with Beaux Up
Jake Johnson is an eleventh grader at River Bluff High School in Lexington, S.C., but he has been involved in business from a much earlier age. At age 8, he and his sisters came up with the idea for Flipoutz, a silicone bracelet that holds coins that kids can trade and track online. As part of Flipoutz, Jake appeared on Season 2 of ABC’s Shark Tank, where they made a deal with 3 of the 5 venture capitalists.
After making his exit and selling Flipoutz in 2013, Johnson re-entered the entrepreneurial scene with his latest business venture, Beaux Up, a company that sells bow tie halves, which are interchanged on a clip. Beaux Up allows the wearer to mix and match patterns, fabrics, and colors to create a unique look.
The young Johnson was also the winner of the Warren Buffett’s “Grow Your Own Business” challenge.