Local startup SmartPlate gets a spot on 'Shark Tank'


Episode airs next month.

Back in May we told you about SmartPlate, the locally designed dinner plate that detects what you’re eating and how many calories its worth. The device, created by Philadelphia technology startup Fitly, launched with a successful Kickstarter campaign last year; SmartPlate is available for pre-order online.

But before users get their hands on a SmartPlate (they begin shipping this fall, retailing for $149), its makers are heading into the “Shark Tank.”

Yes, one more Philly business had landed on the ABC show where investors choose whether or not they will endow hopeful entrepreneurs with the funds they seek to boost their business.

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