But if everything’s worked out to this point, she’ll ask if the team is interested in Shark Tank.
“I was watching it last night on CNBC,” says a representative from Rocean, whose company filters, flavors and carbonates water from the tap. “We love it,” is another response, perhaps not surprising in a hall full of small business owners.
Another unsurprising reply comes when she asks if a team is looking for investment. In most cases, who isn’t?
Then Zemrak takes a business card and explains that she’ll set up a 30 minute call once she’s back in LA. Every card, she says, will lead to a call.
This process happens nearly a dozen times in less than an hour. Still, because people know Zemrak, sometimes events happen out of the blue.
“Mindy! How are you? Can I give you a quick demo?”
Zemrak is intercepted by a man who follows her on Facebook and is pitching “Intelashelf,” a tray with wireless charging, bluetooth speakers and a ceiling video projector.
“I’m glad you stopped me,” Zemrak says, after their chat.