ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Wants to Cast More Minority Businesses

Categories // Entertainment Tuesday, 06 August 2013

Network executives and producer Mark Burnett of One Three Media, have announced they are looking for minority and women-owned businesses to appear on the next season of “Shark Tank”. Producers will hold an open call at the Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Investment Conference in Washington D.C. on Friday, August 23.

“Now thousands of minority and women entrepreneurs will have the chance to audition for ABC’s Shark Tank, providing an opportunity for them to gain the much needed capital for growing their businesses,” an conference organizer said.

“Shark Tank,” which averages close to 7 million views, features a panel of potential investors called “sharks” (such as the billionaire founder of FUBU Daymond John), who review offers from aspiring entrepreneurs seeking investments for their business or product.
For more information about the conference and casting call, visit

Applications Open for the 2014 Disney Dreamers Academy

Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine is now accepting applications for its next installment, which will take place March 6—9 in Florida.

U.S. high school students ages 13-19 are encouraged to apply to attend this innovative educational and mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida where they will engage in life-changing sessions and enjoy Disney’s theme parks.

Each year, 100 students and a parent or guardian receive an all-expense-paid trip where they participate in hands-on, full-immersion workshops related to career paths ranging from animation to zoology and learn important skills such as communication techniques and networking stategies.

“Disney Dreamers Academy gives hope and inspiration and exposes youth to a world of possibilities”, said Steve Harvey.  “We are excited about another opportunity to transform lives and give students an inside look at what their future can hold.”

To apply, visit now through October 31, 2013.

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