On Wednesday morning, hundreds of hopefuls toting products and presentations of all sorts lined up outside Xfinity Live! for Shark Tank’s annual Greater Philadelphia casting call.
As the hit ABC show revs up for its ninth season, the impact it’s had on America’s entrepreneurial spirit is more apparent than ever: Since its 2009 premier, producers now hear roughly 40,000 pitches annually. And last year, the show teamed up with Comcast Business for the first time to bring open calls to Philadelphia more regularly. Shark Tank holds fewer than ten casting calls each year nationwide.
Applicants from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut and a handful of other states showed up to fight for their chance to appear before the sharks. But, as we all know, the competition on Shark Tank is stiff—only 100 or so entrepreneurs of the 40,000 open call attendees make it on air each
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