Sam’s Club and “Hatched” TV Show Invite Phoenix Entrepreneurs to Audition

Sam’s Club March 8, 2017

As part of an ongoing commitment to support entrepreneurs, Sam’s Club and “Hatched” are seeking small businesses to pitch their executives and investors for a chance to be featured on the show, connect to growth opportunities and have their products on Sam’s Club shelves. “Hatched”, produced by INE Entertainment, combines a multi-media platform with prolific investors and retail and corporate partners to create a successful ecosystem for growing consumer brands ready to take their business to the next level. The auditions will take place on March 13 at the Phoenix Sam’s Club located at 1525 W. Bell Road.

“Phoenix has seen a surge in the number of startups, entrepreneurs and incubators in the past couple of years,” said Sam’s Club chief experience officer Tracey D. Brown. “We’re excited to meet with this rapidly growing group as they take their shot at the American Dream. Through the collaboration with Hatched we not only have the opportunity to provide mentorship to up-and-coming entrepreneurs, but also to keep our pulse on new and unique innovations that we can bring into our club locations to surprise and delight our members.”

Interested entrepreneurs are encouraged to complete the online Hatched Casting Call Application in order to be considered. If selected, “Hatched” producers and Sam’s Club will be in touch with details on the filming schedule, location, what to bring and to answer any questions. Due to the number of entrepreneurs expected, walk-ins will not be accepted.

“Our casting calls give small business owners an opportunity to not only pitch their business to successful investors and retail executives, but to also have important dialogue that will help them sharpen their business strategies and continue to grow,” said CEO and Executive Producer, Mark Koops of INE Entertainment. “We can’t wait to continue our search for the next great company and see what the Phoenix community has to offer.”

“Hatched” is hosted by television personality and author Nicole Lapin. Each episode assesses a brand’s potential for investment and popularity in a retail setting with feedback from consumers and industry experts. Regular judges include entrepreneur Victor Green, early stage investor Steve Seigel, Home Shopping Network’s (HSN) Dara Trujillo, and Courtney and Carter Reum from holding company M13.  Hatched airs in Phoenix on KTVK on Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Not in the area? Castings will continue in Chicago, IL (March 27).

About Hatched

Hatched, created by Andrew Kavovit, Mark Koops and Anthony Samadani, is a nationally syndicated TV show connecting emerging brands was successful mentors and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. More than just entertainment Hatched combined a multi-media platform with retail and corporate partners digital expert and prolific investors to create an ecosystem around growing consumer brands.

INE Entertainment

Mark Koops and Eric Day have been at the cutting edge of innovative content for more than 15 years, and their INE Entertainment is now a powerhouse in the digital space — having generated hundreds of hours of short-form content. Their digital portfolio includes producing three seasons of the groundbreaking real-time social media series Summerbreak, the original digital docuseries Top Grier starring Hayes Grier, HISTORY’s Emmy-nominated The Crossroads of History, as well as the Tiesto-starring EDM documentary series Your Shot. They have created over 1,000 hours of TV programming — developing, creating and show running some of non-scripted TV’s biggest hits, including The Biggest Loser (NBC), Masterchef (Fox), Something Borrowed Something New (TLC) and two-time Emmy nominated children’s program Recipe Rehab (CBS).

About Sam’s Club
Sam’s Club®, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in 659 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook.

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