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Hayes entrepreneur competes on episode of ‘Shark Tank’ Friday

Hayes resident Patrick Parizo will be featured on Friday’s episode of entrepreneurial-themed reality television show “Shark Tank” where he will be shown giving a pitch about his business, Draft Top, LLC, with co-owner Armand Ferranti.Draft Top, the product that Parizo and Ferranti will be showing off on tomorrow night’s episode, is a tool that allows users to take off the entire top of their aluminum-canned drink to turn it into a smooth-edged cup.

Parizo said that this allows the aromas of the beverage to open up and will enhance the users’ taste since the aluminum no longer blocks their sense of smell. The product also allows users to easily garnish and mix their drinks and to even add ice.

Users have the option to repurpose their topless can as a cup, an herb planter, a pen holder or something else once they are finished with their drink.

In December 2019, Parizo and his business partners started a crowdfunding campaign for their business. They ended up raising just shy of...

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