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Daymond John


Star of ABC's Shark Tank
CEO of The Shark Group
John first gained national attention as the entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU, which eclipsed more than $6-billion in global retail sales, pioneering a $20-billion industry.

John’s own brand has seen an aggressive expansion since he created FUBU more than 20-years ago. An original cast member of the four-time Emmy Award winning series, “Shark Tank,” John’s relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs led to his appointment by the Obama Administration as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, and becoming a New York Times Bestselling author for his 2016 book, The Power of Broke.

In addition to being a New York Times Bestseller, The Power of Broke won the 2017 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional.” On January 23rd, 2018, he releases his latest book Rise and Grind, that takes an up close look at the hard-charging routines and winning secrets of individuals who have risen to the challenges in their lives and grinded their way to the very tops of their fields.

Daymond continues to serve as the CEO and run the day-to-day business of The Shark Group, his consulting firm comprising of a team of expert communicators, strategic analysts and creative heavyweights excels in transforming businesses into iconic brands through brand strategy, product development, influencer marketing, speaking, and digital media.

Earlier this year, he launched Blueprint + Co, a 20,000 square foot shared workspace in New York City that is designed for established entrepreneurs and executives who already have over $250,000 in sales or annual revenue.

Speaking in:

Saturday Jan 13
11:15 - 12:00 PM
Hall D, Special Events Hall, Level 1
In this captivating fireside chat, Daymond John will be sharing his best business advice for student entrepreneurs, tips to outhustle the competition, and his new book, Rise and Grind.