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October 08, 2021

Wright State Alum, Uprising's CEO, Taking on Shark Tank

Is William Schumacher's superfood bakery tasty enough to make sharks bite?

The world is about to find out.

Schumacher, a Wright State University alumnus and the co-founder and CEO of Uprising Food, will pitch his startup to potential investors Friday on the season 13 premiere of ABC's hit reality series "Shark Tank."

Co-founded by Schumacher, his wife Kristen and Blue Oven Bakery founders Mark and Sara Frommeyer, Uprising Food dishes up low-carb, superfood-packed keto chips and keto bread. The startup was founded in March 2019 and is headquartered in Cincinnati.

In their TV appearance Oct. 8, William and Kristen will try to convince a panel of judges, or "sharks" — including Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary — to invest in their idea in exchange for a stake in the company.

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