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June 07, 2016

'Shark Tank' is casting in Philly

Show will take pitches at Temple and in South Philly

Business Television
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"Shark Tank" on ABC.

Attention aspiring entrepreneurs (and 15-minute fame seekers), you'll have the opportunity to pitch your business plan in Philly for the chance to appear on ABC's "Shark Tank."

The show's website says it's hosting an open call at XFINITY Live! next to the sports complex on Friday, June 10.

Another casting call will take place at Temple University's Fox School of Business on Saturday, June 11. That event, however, is only open to the Temple community, according to PhillyMag.

"Shark Tank" reached out to the school to host the casting session, and Fox expects a variety of pitches to be made, PhillyMag reports.

Contestants on the show appear before a panel of judges, consisting of well-known business executives like Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, and present a business plan for a product or service. Then, if interested, the judges negotiate with contestants on investing in their business.

Those wishing to attend the open calls must present a 1-minute pitch and complete an application, which can be filled out here.

Several area businesses have been featured on the show before, including companies that make smart dinner plates, save misshapen fruits and vegetables from being thrown out and create all-natural deodorants.

More information:

• How to prepare for the open call

• XFINITY Live! open call

• Temple University open call