Mike Fox, 29, learned a lot about saving lives when he started his company, Hyde Sportswear, which makes an ultra-thin life jacket called the Wingman. The life vest even caught the attention of Shark Tank producers.
The day Fox received the email from the Shark Tank casting director was his mom’s birthday. “It was the first year without her, and it felt like a sign,” he says. It would be one of many signs that Fox felt after his mother died, as her death led to saving his life.