Sleek to Chic, a residential design company, and Brad and Martin, two experienced designers, compete to design a space for Tilman's new Post Oak hotel.
All American Design, run by a Las Vegas night club designer, and Evolving Kneads, a gluten-free bakery whose owners believe they have a recipe for success.
Face Chairs, a customizable furniture company run by three celebrity photographers, and 44 Farms, a producer of all-natural quality beef.
Desert Creek Honey, a farm-to-table honey manufacturer that needs to bring its production process into the modern ages, and Garcia Art Glass, whose glass-blowing owner is too attached to her pieces to make a real profit.
Merrick Seafood, a family-run operation whose owners will stop at nothing to prove their worth over larger competitors, and Little Waisted, whose founder struggles to turn her specialty cocktail rimmers into a booming business.
Smart LED Concepts, a unique lighting company whose owner struggles to achieve the American Dream; Wizard Creations, an experiential marketing firm with a smooth-talking founder.
Dutch's Spirits, a moonshine company struggling to take its product mainstream; Lazyjack Press, whose cheeky ties may be repelling potential customers.
Real Antique Wood, furniture makers with a wobbly foundation, and Kelvin Slush, an organic frozen syrup company, whose costly syrups have them on the verge of melting down.
DamnDog, an edgy men's handbag line whose founder is looking to step out of his parents' shadow and Pop Brothers, a family-owned ice pop brand whose owners are looking to bounce back from Hurricane Katrina.
Kismet Cosmetics, a lipstick brand with a cautious owner that keeps it from moving forward and the Jed Malitz V2 gallery, created by a talented glass sculptor who lets his pride determine his high prices.
Santa Barbara Mariculture is a mussel company with a sophisticated farming technique but a troubling business structure; the founders of SeatNinja believe their restaurant reservation software will revolutionize the industry.
A swimwear designer hopes her Cuban style bikini bottoms are the right fit for Tilman's business; the owner of a designer shower drain business has a hard choice to make.
iPourIt, a self-service beverage technology company, and Further Products, a recycled soap company, vie for Tilman's business in California.
Rossmore, a boutique jewelry brand founded by a married couple, and Galanter and Jones, a heated furniture company owned by siblings, vie for Tilman's business in California.
Linoto, makers of handmade linen sheets, and Manveena's Solutions, a beauty product company, look for Tilman's approval in New York City.
The Jam Stand, a jam business owned by two women, and Marcellino Bag Company, a leather goods business, look to prove themselves to Tilman in New York.
East Side Glass, with its unique light fixtures, and Liber & Company, a cocktail syrup company run by millennials, vie for Tilman's business in Austin, Texas.
Macaron By Patisse, a speciality dessert shop run by siblings, and Bravado Spice, a hot sauce company headed by passionate friends, vie to win a purchase order from Tilman Fertitta.