SynDaver CEO to sit on shark tank panel

TAMPA, Fla. – Founder and CEO of SynDaver Labs, Dr. Chris Sakezles, is planning to turn the tables as a Shark Tank panelist at the Greatness Beyond Measure Teen Summit, hosted by the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday.

The 7th annual GBM Teen Summit is a three day event from Friday through Sunday, which aims to encourage academic enhancement, self-empowerment and entrepreneurial development.

Sakezles will also have a SynDaver Synthetic Human on display prior to the Shark Tank competition during the GBM Internship & Scholarship Expo beginning at 11:45 am. Both the Expo and Shark Tank competition will be held in the Academic Center at Ringling College.

In May, Sakezles appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank to pitch his synthetic human cadavers, and through that experience, he brings unique insight to GBM’s version of the competition.

“I’m very much looking forward to participating in this event and it is my hope that we will help inspire future innovators and entrepreneurs to go out and change the world,” said Sakezles.  “Plus, it’ll be fun to sit on the other side of the negotiating table for a change.”

Contestants will be given two minutes to present their ideas to the panel of judges and the judges will evaluate their presentations based on a predetermined set of criteria.

For more information regarding the GBM Teen Summit, visit

About SynDaver Labs
SynDaver Labs manufactures synthetic humans for training in schools, hospitals and military installations. SynDaver has the world’s largest database of live-tissue properties and all SynDaver tissues are made from water, salts, and fibers. The company currently has 10 patents on these materials, processes, and related products. SynDaver Labs is headquartered in Tampa, Florida and employs more than 100 people. The company also has an advanced research facility located in Phoenix, Arizona and is planning additional facilities in the U.S., China, Europe, and Latin America.

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