Alan Cook is the founder and CEO of BrilliantPet.He appeared on ABC’s hit television show Shark Tank to launch the BrilliantPad self-cleaning dog potty in November 2017. This summer his team followed up with BrilliantPad SMART, which adds WiFi connectivity and an app. Now you can see and replace dirty puppy pads from the palm of your hand.
Alan has created many well-known products and companies, including the ScoopFree® self-cleaning litter box, FroliCat™ family of electronic pet toys, the Belle-V Kitchen designer ice cream scoop -- which is the featured at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum, and the Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour gift shop, and even a sensor and data analytics system that was acquired by Intel / GE Healthcare.
Alan guest lectures on the topics of product development and entrepreneurship at Penn, Wharton, and MIT. He is an investor in several technology start-ups and an adviser to Spark Shop, a not-for-profit that fosters STEM education in middle-schools and high schools.
In his spare time, he practices yoga and races cars, and we’ll talk about that too!