Tyla-Simone Crayton first created her own wing-style sauce when she was just eight years old. By the time she was 14, she had started selling it, naming it Sienna Sauce after the Missouri City community where she lives.
"I would wake up Sunday mornings, hand bottle the sauce, package it and then sell it to my local community," said Tyla-Simone. "Once I got enough money from that, we were able to go to a professional manufacturer and get my sauce manufactured."
Sienna Sauce is available in three flavors: tangy, lemon pepper, and spicy. The sauces are available in over 70 stores across the country, including five H-E-B stores in the Houston area.
On Friday night's episode of Shark Tank, Tyla-Simone and her mom, Monique, who serves as president of Sienna Sauce, pitched their product on Shark Tank. They walked away with a $100,000 investment from guest shark Kendra Scott in exchange for a 20% stake in the company.
Check out the video above to see Tyla-Simone's journey to entrepreneurship!
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