Friday, March 31, 2017

ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ to Hold Open Casting Call at NY TechDay in New York City on Tuesday, April 18

ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ to Hold Open Casting Call at NY TechDay in New York City on Tuesday, April 18




Additional Dates and Cities to Be Announced

“Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed entrepreneurial reality show that has become a culturally defining series, will be holding an open casting call at NY TechDay in New York, New York, on Tuesday, April 18, at Pier 94 (711 12th Avenue, New York NY 10019)

NY TechDay ( is the U.S.’s largest event for startups. TechDay launched with a goal of fostering and highlighting emerging technology. Since TechDay’s inception, the event has introduced thousands of startups to the investing community, press, talent and countless users. 2017 marks the 6th anniversary and will boast startups large and small.

The “Shark Tank” open casting call will give NY TechDay attendees and any other entrepreneurs the opportunity to complete a one-minute pitch of their idea, product or business to a member of the show’s official casting team. The format of the one-minute pitch is nearly identical to those commonly seen on the show itself each week.

Numbered wristbands (which will determine the order in which entrepreneurs make thier “Shark Tank” pitch) will be distributed on the property from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The interviews begin at 10:00 a.m. sharp and will continue all day.

To apply for the “Shark Tank” open casting call, complete the official Application Packet ( The Application Packet can be downloaded from the show’s official website and must be completed when you bring it with you to the event.  The Application Packet contains a wide variety of detailed questions about your business, product, brand or idea, so it is advised that you have it completed well in advance of the actual event.

About TechDay
TechDay’s mission is to help expand emerging tech startup communities by fostering growth, partnership, investment, job creation and media exposure. TechDay is the largest single-day startup event in the world where hundreds of startups and companies can come together to present their ideas to top-tier investors, members of the press, and an audience of more than 35,000 attendees. For more information, visit

About “Shark Tank”
The recipient of the 2016, 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, “Shark Tank” features The Sharks – tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons – as they invest in America’s best businesses and products. The Sharks will give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream, and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.

Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of “Shark Tank,” which is based on the Japanese “Dragons’ Den” format, created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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