Lemonade Heroes, Hornblower Cruises & Events, and StartupMixers.com have teamed up to bring you a night of dancing, mixing & mingling, and a chance to audition for an Entrepreneurship TV series and book!
Join us for an evening of fun with entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, advisors, media, executives, journalists, and of course our video production crew! With spectacular panoramic views of the Hudson River and midtown, you'll be in the company of like-minded entrepreneurs, both aspiring and accomplished.
The event will take place on board the recently remodeled Hornblower Infinity, a 210' luxury yacht that is the newest flagship in the New York City skyline. From the cobalt blue bars, creatively made of recycled Skyy Vodka bottles, to the brilliant rainbow colors of walls completely lit by LEDs, you'll be mesmerized by technology while the DJ has you dancing. We're featuring a full bar to keep us loose with everything from domestic beers through premium cocktails, and the Hornblower's mixologist created a lemon-themed $5 drink special, just for us!
"If you're a Founder, then You're a Hero!"
Get the recognition you deserve.
Want to get into the TV series or hardcover book?
Here's your chance.
Are you a young entrepreneur or experienced veteran with a great story to tell?
Here's what we're looking for:
When life gave you lemons, did you open a lemonade stand?
Have you faced difficult challenges, and turned them into victories?
Did you ever crash and burn, then pull yourself up from the ashes?
We want your stories!
The casting decisions will be made based on four factors: (1) how difficult were the challenges you faced, or continue to face, (2) how impressive has your turnaround been, (3) how strong is the future potential of your business, and (4) your ability to effectively convey this on camera.
How it's going to work...
Guest Pass Tickets:
On the way in, you'll be photographed on a red carpet like a celebrity (arrive before 7pm!)
Party with our live DJ and enjoy the full bars with $5 lemon-drink specials (cash bar)
Meet some of the city's most exciting entrepreneurs, investors, journalists, and media execs
Note: the producers will only be casting from the attendees in the VIP area
VIP + Audition Tickets:
All of the above, plus seating in the exclusive VIP area, and:
One complimentary premium cocktail (otherwise cash bar)
A free "Lemon" lapel pin, to show your support for entrepreneurship
At all times, a camera and casting director will be scouting the VIP area
Get in front of the camera and strut your stuff!
The camera is your audition opportunity - if you're exciting, you'll advance to the next stage and have a private interview with our second crew:
On-The-Spot Private Interviews:
Only VIP ticket holders will be considered, and not everyone will be chosen.
The Casting Director will choose 30 candidates for a private interview ("screen test")
The screen test will take place on board a separate soundproofed deck with a full video crew, Multiple Cameras, Backdrop, Lighting, Sound, Cosmetics... "the whole nine yards"
Everyone chosen for a screen test will receive an edited copy of their appearance, most likely 30-60 seconds. This is yours to use as you please...
If you do a screen test interview, you may receive a callback for a 1-2hr on-location shoot at your place of business. The best footage will be in the final video used to promote the pilot.
Memorize short, clear answers to a few of the most obvious questions.
What's your name?
What's your business?
Why did you get into it?
What's the hardest challenge you faced?
How did you turn that situation into a victory?
Who are some of your role models or inspirations?
Is your daughter 18? (just kidding, but be ready for the unexpected...)
How do you have the best chance of getting onto the actual show?
Be yourself. Let your passion show through. Don't drink too much until after you're on camera. Don't be afraid to laugh. Or cry. Or act out. Emote!
Get to the point quickly. Your time on camera is precious, so don't waste it with "umm" and "err". Practice a bit in front of a mirror... seriously.
And above all, have fun!
"No matter what, if you're a founder, then you're a hero in my eyes."
- Aaron Sylvan, Lemonade Heroes
Be sure to check out the Vanity Photobooth on board! It lets you Tweet and Share your images in realtime to show your friends the great time you're having!