TEC Founder Scott Jordan is also the CEO and founder of SCOTTeVEST, a line of vests and other clothing designed to discreetly, comfortably and conveniently hold tech devices in hidden pockets. In 2012, Jordan famously appeared on Shark Tank to pitch his patented TEC — technology enabled clothing, which he wanted to license to “every major” clothing manufacturer. Mark Cuban was disgusted with the patent. “Running a wire through a piece of clothing? That’s a patent? Are you kidding me?” But Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec offered Jordan a deal. Jordan asked if he could consult with his friend, Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak. Jordan didn’t just walk out without a deal, he pointed at O’Leary and Herjavec and said, “You’re out, and you’re out. I don’t need ya.”‘
Since his appearance on Shark Tank, Jordan’s business has expanded. In addition to a variety of SCOTTeVESTS available online, the company is now selling pants and shorts. The Hidden Cargo Pants 2.0 comes with 8 pockets and sells for $80. A pair of Hidden Cargo Shorts also has 8 pockets and sells for $65. They even make travel boxer shorts (2 pockets; $25).