Shark Tank Casting: Detroit

So, today I went downtown to DET Center for Design + Tech to pitch the casting producers of Sharktank Season 9! It was a complete whirlwind, and such an amazing experience to be in a room (kinda hot and smelly but oh well) of other hungry (literally and figuratively), determined entrepreneurs. I was incredibly nervous and at times felt like I made a mistake, what the hell was I doing here. There were people who had made over 500k in revenue in the last year alone. But, I know it's about passion and having a good idea, and I believe in the Sareytales brand, and I have a vision of what I want it to develop into. And I think that optimism, determination and passion goes a long way. I hope at least. So, this was just the very first round in the vetting process. If we get called back, next step will be to submit a video of ourselves/business/product. Apparently Shark Tank gets over 40,000 applications a season. So just to have the opportunity to pitch my brand is incredible. I don't except to make it to the next round, but the insight, energy and creativity I witnessed today was just amazing. Stay tuned...