‘Shark Tank’ Coming to Bauer College for Special Casting Call May 29

Published on May 18, 2015

Popular Television Production Team to Host Private Audition for University of Houston Community

sharktankHosted by the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the C. T. Bauer College of Business, ABC’s “Shark Tank” will come to campus on Friday, May 29, to hold a private casting event for UH students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The Emmy-award winning series includes a panel of “sharks,” or self-made multi-millionaire and billionaire investors (including Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary and Barbara Corcoran). Entrepreneurs must pitch their business ideas to earn the support of one or more “sharks” in the form of investment.

The UH community can bring their business ideas or products to the casting call, and the “Shark Tank” team will evaluate them to see if they might appear on-screen in a future season of the show.

The production team is particularly interested in ideas related to the STEM field, but any University of Houston-affiliated person can attend the event with a chance to appear on the show and secure an investment deal with a “shark.”

The event on campus is part of a larger local casting call that will also host a public audition at Rice University on Saturday, May 30, for participants in Houston and the surrounding areas.

UH students, faculty, staff and alumni can participate in the campus auditions that will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Suite 536 of the University Classroom and Business Building on the UH main campus.

Those interested in pitching their idea must complete an online application and bring with them to the audition. For the application and more information, click here.

By Trey Strange