Shark Tank Season 12 airs tonight!
Believe it or not, we auditioned for Shark Tank this year amidst a pandemic.
Here is our audition process. It’s a mashup of our ten minute shpeeeel about why the Sharks should choose us for Shark Tank!
To quote Michael Scott of the Office, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take! – Wayne Gretzky”
So follow along with a bit of our shot at Shark Tank.
Watching an episode, we meandered upon the Shark Tank audition page where we found the online application. We filled it out, sort of laughing as we hit the submit button.
Then we waited.
A month or so later Mike received an email from a casting producer inviting him to schedule a phone interview as apparently our application (of the 50,000 that are submitted a year) caught their attention. Whaaaat???
The interview went great and the producer asked him to move on to the next round!
The video submission round. This would be our final chance to wow them before getting in front of the Sharks. They gave us a week to submit a 10 minute audition video addressing a long list of questions they had provided. We were sent 30+ pages of contracts and paperwork to fill out as well. It was a lot of work!
We were in the thick of COVID-19 lockdowns with no childcare and filming in our basement!
We were told that if selected to pitch to the sharks we would be contacted just a few weeks prior to filming and if we were not selected then we would hear nothing at all. Long wait, especially since COVID pushed back filming!
So here we are, we didn’t make it.
No one called. And Shark Tank Season 12 airs tonight! But it sure was fun making it through a couple of rounds of the casting process. Of the 50,000 applications a year, we made it pretty far and for that we feel pretty blessed. It was a fun experience and we learned so much.