BENTONVILLE, ARK. — Walmart is accepting applications from small business owners and entrepreneurs to apply to its 11th annual Open Call event. Entrepreneurs will pitch their products for a chance to be sold on Walmart or Sam’s Club shelves or on or

Entrepreneurs chosen to be sold at Walmart in stores or online receive a golden ticket and have access to the company’s customer base.

Program participants will participate in mentoring sessions with Walmart leaders and have the opportunity to listen to guests. They also will have one-on-one pitch meetings with Walmart or Sam’s Club merchants.

Last year’s Open Call featured opportunities for supplier development. The program drew more than 700 businesses and more than 180 pitches resulted in 130 golden tickets, according to Walmart.

Applications are open until July 15. The event will be held on Sept. 24-25.