Daymond John of ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ to Speak at FAU Sept. 8

Daymond John, founder of FUBU and co-star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will speak at FAU on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event will go on sale Friday, April 1.

A celebrated pioneer in the fashion industry, best-selling author, branding guru and highly sought after motivational speaker, Daymond John first rose to fame in the early 1990s with the launch of his own apparel company, FUBU.


By james-hellegaard | 3/30/2016

Daymond John, founder of FUBU and co-star of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” will speak at Florida Atlantic University on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m., at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, FAU Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Tickets for the event, presented by FAU’s College of Business, will go on sale Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $15 for current FAU students; $30 for FAU faculty and staff; and $50 to $75 for the general public.

VIP sponsorships, including tickets to the event and a meet and greet reception with John following the event, are also available at the following price levels: $275 (limited number of individual meet & greet); $1,000 (four tickets); $2,500 (10 tickets); $5,000 (20 tickets); $7,500 (30 tickets); and $10,000 (30 tickets and company name recognized at the event).

A celebrated pioneer in the fashion industry, best-selling author, branding guru and highly sought after motivational speaker, John first rose to fame in the early 1990s with the launch of his own apparel company, FUBU. Launched with $100,000 in start-up capital from mortgaging the home John and his mother collectively owned, FUBU grew to more than $350 million in revenues by 1998.

In 2009, John joined the cast of the ABC entrepreneurial business show, “Shark Tank,” in which John and four other prominent executives listen to business pitches from everyday people hoping to launch their company or product to new heights. Investing his own money in every project, John becomes partners with the entrepreneurs, helping turn their dreams into a reality.

For more information or sponsorship opportunities, contact Tonya May at 561-297-4732 or tmay@fau.edu. To purchase tickets, visit www.fauevents.com.

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