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Hi ,

Shark Tank is almost upon us. After weeks of preparation, excitement, and planning, it is finally here. Here is the most up-to-date information regarding the Shark Tank event this Saturday May 11th.

Important Links:

Important Locations:

(A) Vehicle Parking: Impark lot, 29th and Ellsworth St.

  • Opens 5am, Saturday, May 11th
  • Fee: $20 all day, CASH ONLY
  • Free shuttle service between (A) and (B), 5am - 7pm

(B) Lineup and Wristband Handout Location: Impark lot, 25th and Washington Ave.

  • Line up for official Shark Tank wristbands, required for casting call at (C)
  • Opens 12:01am, Saturday, May 11th
  • Restroom facilities available
  • Limited shelter available in the form of open-walled tents
  • Participants are cautioned strongly to bring warm clothes and rain gear
  • Food trucks arrive 6:30am
  • Wristbands distributed starting 9:00am
  • Free shuttle service between (B) and (C), 9am-7pm, Saturday, May 11th

(C) Shark Tank Casting Call Location: NextFab Studio, 2025 Washington Ave.

  • Admittance to official SharkTank wristband holders only
  • Opens 9am, Saturday, May 11th
  • Casting interviews begin 10am
  • Restroom facilities available
  • Snacks and refreshments available
  • Host facility demonstrations and tours available 10:30am-6pm
  • Free shuttle service between (C), (B), and (A), 9am-7pm, Saturday, May 11th

(D) Large Prop Drop Off (ONLY): NextFab Studio, 2025 Washington Ave.

  • Prop drop off ONLY opens 5am, Saturday, May 11th
  • Participants with large props or products may leave them at the interview location prior to lining up at (B) for a wristband
  • Claim checks will be provided
  • Leave props at your own risk
  • NextFab Studio will not be responsible or liable for any loss, theft, or damage to props
  • Props left past 6:00pm will be disposed of

DAY OF EVENT


1 - Transportation and Parking:

  • Discounted parking will be available at (A) for a flat fee of $20 per vehicle (CASH ONLY) between 5am and 7pm on Saturday May 11th. This includes free shuttle service between the various points starting at 5am and running all day. This is a large lot and should accommodate the majority of participant vehicles.
  • Limited street parking may be available on side streets, but is not recommended.
  • Participant parking is prohibited at the following locations:
    • Between 20th and 21st on Washington Avenue
    • Between 25th and 26th on Washington Avenue
  • Participants traveling via taxi or hired car should go directly to (B)

2 - Line up and wristband distribution:

  • All participants should arrive at location (B) and line up in an orderly manner no earlier than 12:01am, Saturday, May 11th in order to receive an official Shark Tank numbered wristband.
  • Official numbered wristbands are required for entry and to participate in the event.
  • Groups must designate one member to receive a wristband.
  • Wristbands will be distributed starting at 9:00am.
  • 500 wristbands total will be distributed.Police will be on site for safety and order.
  • Portable restroom facilities will be available on site.
  • Food trucks will arrive at the 2500 block of Washington Ave. starting at 6:30am.
  • Very limited shelter will be available (open-sided tents)
  • CAUTION: Rain is highly likely - Participants are cautioned strongly to bring warm clothes and rain gear
  • Once you have your wristband, you may leave the lineup and move about location (B), but are cautioned to remain nearby for shuttle to interviews.
  • A shuttle will collect participants from the NORTHWEST CORNER of location (B) in groups based on wristband numbers and take them to location (C) for the official interviews.

3 - Interviews:

  • Participants with wristbands begin arriving by shuttle in groups of 20 to 40 at location (C) at approximately 9:30am.
  • Wristbands will be checked and bags and parcels may be inspected by security.
  • If you checked a large item earlier in the day (D), please claim it on arrival.
  • Participants will be escorted to a seating area on the 2nd floor of the building to await interviews.
  • Wristband numbers will be called and event staff will direct you to one of several interview rooms.
  • Interviews are very brief (1 minute!) and time is short, so be prepared, and good luck!

4 - Unwind and Depart:

  • Unwind after the event with a tour and some demonstrations of technologies available at NextFab Studio, and receive a special promotional offer.
  • Visit information tables provided by event sponsors, including NextFab Studio and the City of Philadelphia and learn about entrepreneur support services available in the Philadelphia area.
  • Enjoy refreshments and snacks provided by RedBull and Michel’s Bakery
  • Scheduled end of event, 5:00pm
  • Free shuttle service between (A), (B), and (C) runs until 7pm

From all of us at NextFab Studio, we wish you good luck and success at Shark Tank and happiness and fulfillment in all that follows!

Sincerely,
NextFab Studio

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