Learn how to pitch and win on Shark Tank with Joe Johnson of VADE NUTRITON

November 7, 2019 at 11:00 PM UTC – November 8, 2019 at 1:00 AM UTC

"In 2017, the couple applied to take Vade on “Shark Tank,” the popular ABC show that features startups pitching to celebrity investors like Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. They didn’t make it all the way through the process the first time, so they applied again in 2018 at an open casting call and got on the show."Rest is history!

In-person event

About this event

Joe and Megan Johnson are the founders of Vade Nutrition, and the inventors of the world's first and only portable protein powder- Dissolvable Protein Scoops (PATENT PENDING). They met years ago at a summer camp for college athletes; Joe was a wrestler at Michigan State University Megan was a cheerleader at the University of Arizona. They now live in East Lansing, MI with their son Noah. With Joe being a true entrepreneur at heart, he always wanted to run his own company and bring a new product to market.

In the summer of 2016 they gave up other job opportunities to pursue Joe's dream of starting his own business, and that's when VADE Nutrition was born. This huge step of faith changed the course of their lives dramatically as they risked everything to make this business happen.

Joe and Megan originally thought of these "Pods" for protein powder when they began to realize that scooping protein powder in the car after a workout made the seats and console of their car covered in powder, and taking protein powder on the go was impossible without prepping ahead of time by pre-measuring into a baggy or bottle compartment.

The Johnson's goal is to help make people's lives easier with their Patent Pending Dissolvable Protein Scoops and to give back to their community through creating jobs and donating VADE's products to feed the hungry.

Check out what happened


  • Joe Johnson

    Vade Nutrition




November 7 – 8, 2019
11:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


11:00 PMNetworking & Dinner
11:45 PMFeatured Attendees Shout-out
12:00 AMFireside Chat
12:45 AMAudience Questions


  • Shay Manawar

    Anderson Economic Group


  • Reuben Levinsohn

    Washington Avenue Ventures

    Chapter Director

  • Julie Holton

    Startup Grind Lansing

    Chapter Co-Director

  • Neha Gurung

    Marketing & Events Intern