Need startup money? ABC’s “Shark Tank” holding May 24 open call for entrepreneurs in metro Denver
By: Tamara Chuang, The Denver Post
May 17, 2017Updated: May 17, 2017 at 9:05 pm
“Shark Tank,” the TV show that catapulted entrepreneurship into prime time, is hosting a casting call May 24 at the Comcast store in Centennial.
The first 500 entrepreneurs in line will be heard, promises Mindy Zemrak, the show’s supervising casting producer who will bring her casting team from Los Angeles to hear pitches.
“My advice is to be very explicit, have a lot of energy and show some passion. That goes a long way,” said Zemrak, who estimates that the show filters through between 30,000 to 40,000 pitches per season. Only about 80 to 100 companies get picked to pitch “the sharks,” which include Mark Cuban, a tech entrepreneur and owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. “The nice thing about these calls is they’re a little more relaxed. There’s no Mr. Wonderful. None of the sharks are there.”