‘Shark Tank’ holding Milwaukee casting call

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Popular ABC entrepreneur show “Shark Tank” has announced it will hold its first casting call in Milwaukee for the show’s upcoming sixth season.


Applicants who appear on “Shark Tank” pitch their business product, service or idea to a panel of The Sharks—self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire businesspeople who can chose to invest their money in the best ideas. The Sharks are billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TC and owner of the Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; Lori Greiner, “Queen of QVC”; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.

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Local small business owners’ and entrepreneurs’ ideas will be evaluated on Monday, July 21, at the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive in Milwaukee. Wristbands will be available beginning at 9 a.m., with interviews beginning at 10 a.m. The first 500 entrepreneurs to arrive are guaranteed an opportunity to pitch their ideas to the “Shark Tank” casting team. The casting call is sponsored by U.S. Cellular.

“At U.S. Cellular, we champion small business owners and offer them access to tools to help them be successful,” said Jeff Olson, director of business sales for U.S. Cellular in Wisconsin. “By working with ABC’s ‘Shark Tank,’ we are providing an unprecedented opportunity for people in our local communities to pitch their ideas to experts and have the chance to grow their business.”

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