Cheers to All Those Who are Casting for Shark Tank Season 4!

Chad Riddersen

Posted on May 21 2012

We have received many emails and phone calls from Shark-Tank-hopefuls since our own segment aired on April 27th.  I have to say that the folks who reach out to us are three-steps ahead of the game.  It never even occurred to me to reach out to Shark Tank Alumni.

Then we heard that a few Shark Tank Alums crashed the Chicago Open Casting Call, and had a great time networking and re-living the whole process.

Please keep in mind that Mark and I are in no way affiliated with Shark Tank, ABC, or any of the casting crew, so what we have to say has zero influence on whether you get on the show or not, BUT we did go through casting and if you want to grab a drink and put your mind at ease before the Casting Call in Los Angeles, we’d be happy to talk with you.  We’ll be at the bar (Tula's Lounge) of the hotel where the casting call will be the next morning between 7-9 pm if you want to come out and chat, talk about the stresses of entrepreneurship, etc.  We’d love to meet you.  We are always happy to talk about our wild ride into the Shark Tank, but please keep in mind that you have to take everything we say with a grain of salt - because we had such a great experience, we can be  a bit biased ;)

  • Who: Team Lollacup (Mark and Hanna)
  • What: Networking with fellow entrepreneurs and Shark-Tank-Hopefuls
  • Where: Beverly Garland Hotel - Tula's Lounge
  • When: Wednesday, May 23rd from 7-9 pm

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  • Scott V: July 02, 2015

    Hanna and Mark,

    Thank you for being so thoughtful, and giving of your time.
    I look forward to speaking with you tonight.


  • micheal mcneeley: July 02, 2015

    Hey Hanna & Mark,

    First off, congrat’s on your wonderful product line, concept and fortitude to do what what you are doing with “Lollaland”! :)
    My business partner Gail Chester and myself will be participating in the auditions on Thursday here in L.A. and will look forward to hopefully connecting with you Wednesday evening and really “Thank You” for your insights and willingness to share with others.Very commendable!
    As we like to say, “Lively Up”! :)

  • Lubna Salah: July 02, 2015

    Hi Mark and Hanna,

    I will be staying at the hotel that day and would love to meet you. Will definitely come by the bar and look for you. Great job on Shark Tank and with LollaCup and kudos to you for coming out to support fellow entrepreneurs.



  • B&Cam's Mom: July 02, 2015

    Hey, that’s right by us! Stop by if you have time afterwards!

  • Chris Odell: July 02, 2015

    Hoping to get some time to talk to you both there and you can fill me on on what time to start lining up for the supposed 12pm start time. See you there and thanks for doing this, it should be fun :)

  • Martin Kratz: July 02, 2015

    I watched your idea on Shark Tank recently and while doing some prospecting, decided to check your site to see how you were progressing, as well as to ask if you might be interested in an opportunity (Stream Energy/Ignite) I have recently gotten involved with.

    Before checking it out, I had an idea for you. Did you ever try the website to raise $$? It is a fantastic site, and with the following you get/got from Shark Tank, it should help to Kickstart your funding for your business to expand.

    Ok…Here’s my info :)

    The following link will take you to my website. on the left is a video explaining the Stream Energy/Ignite “Business Plan”
    This link will take you to “Stream Energy’s Power Up! Program” Opportunity for Non-Profits (residual $ for non-profits):

    Please let me know if you are interested and we can talk in greater detail.

    Best Regards,
    -Martin Kratz
    609-290-9877 – Cell

  • Noahs Dad: July 02, 2015

    So cool of you guys to do this! :)

  • anita: July 02, 2015

    My husband and i look forward to meeting you both tonight.

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