We must admit. Shark Tank is one of our favorite shows. How could a show about entrepreneurship NOT be? If you’re unfamiliar with the show, hopeful entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to investors (sharks) in an attempt to gain a partnership and grow their business. The show has been on the air since 2009.
If you want to be on Shark Tank, the show is holding auditions at the Veil Pavilion, inside the Silverton Casino Lodge, starting at 3pm on February 20th. You’ll want to make sure that you get there early, as they will only see the first 500 applicants. Once inside the audition, you’ll have 60 seconds to pitch you and your idea. So, make sure you come prepared with your elevator speech.
Before you attend the audition, make sure you have your application completed and that you bring it with you. You can download the application here.
The Shark Tank website states, “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.”
To learn where other auditions are taking place, visit the website.
The Sharks include:
- Mark Cuban – Mark is the highly successful entrepreneur and investor who founded HDNet, Broadcast.com and MicroSolutions. He has also been an investor in startups, including Mahalo, JungleCents.com, motionloft.com, Filesanywhere.com, Naked Pizza and 140Fire.com.
- Barbara Corcoran – Barbara borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City? Over the next 25 years, she’d parlay that $1,000 loan into a five-billion-dollar real estate business and the largest and best known brand in the industry.
- Lori Greiner – Lori is regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, having created over 400 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a well-known celebrity personality on QVC-TV.
- Robert Herjavec – Robert Herjavec has lived the classic “rags to riches” story. The son of Croatian immigrants, he earned his incredible wealth by overcoming the odds with pure hard work and intuition.
- Daymond John – Daymond John’s creative vision helped revolutionize the sportswear industry in the 1990s. As founder, president and chief executive officer of FUBU—“For Us, By Us”—Daymond created distinctive and fashionable sportswear and a host of other related gear.
- Kevin O’Leary – Kevin O’Leary’s success story starts where most entrepreneurs begin: with a big idea and zero cash. From his basement, he launched SoftKey Software Products. As sales took off, Kevin moved to headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts and went on an industry consolidating acquisition binge.