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April 5 - 6

Lincoln, Nebraska

ABC’s critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning show, Shark Tank, is coming to the heartland of America in search of a new crop of hungry, ambitious, go-getting entrepreneurs to appear on its upcoming 11th season. On April 5th and 6th 2019, ABC casting producers will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska to host an open casting call providing entrepreneurs across the Midwest a chance to be on the show!

The Sharks – tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons – continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Sharks will once again provide entrepreneurs from all walks of life with the opportunity to chase the American dream and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires. And this year, they are coming to the heartland.

For the first time, an open Shark Tank Casting Call is taking place in Nebraska. Before now, Shark Tank and its producers have not discovered the hardworking, proud, farm-built ingenuity and innovation being built in flyover country. This is your opportunity to help us showcase the entrepreneurial spirit of the heartland.

The Heartland Shark Tank, presented by the Engler Program and local partners, is more than a simple pitch. It’s a unique opportunity to network with other small business owners, hear from local small business leaders, celebrate midwest entrepreneurship, and take your shot at Shark Tank. We are calling entrepreneurs from near and far to meet us in Lincoln, Nebraska for a chance to pitch your product and potentially change the course of your business. Come celebrate heartland entrepreneurship with us!

Engler & Partners

The Engler Program is a collegiate entrepreneurship program focused on emboldening our students to the courageous pursuit of their purpose through the art and practice of entrepreneurship. We are housed at the University of Nebraska, and it’s our mission to inspire an entrepreneurial movement across the rural midwest. We are thrilled to present the Heartland Shark Tank with our outstanding local partners.

The Official Hotel Partner

The Graduate Hotel is the official hotel partner for the Heartland Shark Tank. They have a block of rooms set aside for event guests with a rate of $109/night.