Shark Tank Casting Calls Start Today!

Info and Tips on Applying to Shark TankWhether you just have a fantastic idea, are a start up or already operating successfully and looking to expand, if you feel you have a lucrative business or product and could use financial backing, then Shark Tank is just the show for you. Casting is looking for entrepreneurs who can pitch their breakthrough business concepts, products, properties and services to moguls in hopes of landing investment funds. If selected, five self-made, brilliant but tough investors (the Sharks) could be willing to part with their own hard-earned cash to give you the funding you need to jumpstart your venture. But the Sharks aren’t just out to invest; they too have a goal — to own a piece.

The producers of the ABC reality series Shark Tank are on a nationwide search to discover the next successful entrepreneurs, inventors, businesspersons, creators and innovators. In each episode, budding entrepreneurs are given the unprecedented chance to make their business grow immediately.

Your business or product should be top-notch and something the Sharks will really want to sink their teeth into. It might even spark a bidding war between them. Who knows? You could be the fortunate entrepreneur who gets the Sharks to reveal their true level of interest and to bid up the price of your investment!


 

There are two ways to apply:

1) Attend an open casting call

Attend an Open Call where you will be given the opportunity to do a 1-minute pitch of your business/product/idea to a member of the Casting Team — just like you would as if you were on the show. Come prepared to wow and dazzle us. Only the first 500 applicants are guaranteed to be seen so arrive early to secure your numbered wristband. Be advised: security may check your bag and you are responsible for your own parking. We do not validate.

To apply at an Open Call you must have a completed Application Packet. Download the Application HERE and bring it with you to the Open Call. It is imperative that you complete your Application prior to the Open Call because there are a lot of detailed questions on there that you may not have the answers to at the Open Call. All Open Calls are open to the general public. You DO NOT have to purchase a credential to attend a Shark Tank Open Call. Get all of the information from ABC.

CASTING CALL SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2014
SILVERTON RESORT & CASINO – VEIL PAVILION
3333 Blue Diamond Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89139
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Numbered Wristbands Distributed 4:00 PM – Interviews Begin

FRIDAY, MARCH 7th, 2014 SXSW – AUSTIN, TX
AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER
500 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, TX 78701 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Numbered Wristbands Distributed 11:00 AM – Interviews Begin

THURSDAY, APRIL 17th, 2014 – BOSTON, MA
WORKBAR CAMBRIDGE
45 Prospect St. Central Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Numbered Wristbands Distributed
11:00 AM – Interviews Begin

SATURDAY, APRIL 26th – SEATTLE, WA
PAN PACIFIC HOTEL SEATTLE
2125 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Numbered Wristbands Distributed
11:00 AM – Interviews Begin

FRIDAY, MAY 9th – SALISBURY, MD
SALISBURY UNIVERSITY – PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
1101 Camden Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21801
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM – Interviews

FRIDAY, MAY 16th – COLUMBUS, OH
THE BLACK ENTERPRISE ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE + EXPO
HYATT REGENCY COLUMBUS
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Numbered Wristbands Distributed
11:30 AM – Interviews Begin

FRIDAY, MAY 30th – DENVER, CO
INFINITY PARK EVENT CENTER
4400 E. Kentucky Ave.
Glendale, CO 80246
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM – Numbered Wristbands Distributed
11:00 AM – Interviews Begin

SATURDAY, JUNE 7th – SAN DIEGO, CA
COLEMAN UNIVERSITY
8888 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
9:00 AM to 11:00 PM – Numbered Wristbands Distributed
10:00 AM – Interviews Begin

2) Submit an Application and a Submission Video

Barbara Corcoran gave me her tips on how to stand out during the interview process, watch here:

Watch the full interview and series of clips with Barbara Corcoran here

I’ve also got a full library of Interviews with Shark Tank Entrepreneurs here

Image courtesy ABC

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