Friday, September 23, 2016

FUBU founder and Shark Tank star Daymond John to speak at UT on Oct. 18

Daymond John, CEO and founder of FUBU and star of the popular television show Shark Tank, will be speaking at The University of Toledo on Tuesday, October 18 at 7 p.m. in Nitschke Auditorium. The presentation is free, but tickets are required.

Daymond John
The presentation is part of the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series, which promotes intellectual discourse and academic inquiry at The University of Toledo, sharing the innovative ideas of movers and shakers who are anything but traditional. 

An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, John has come a long way from taking out a $100,000 mortgage on his mother’s house and moving his operation into the basement. John is CEO and Founder of FUBU, a much-celebrated global lifestyle brand, and a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, and has received over 35 awards including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year, Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award for Outstanding Ad Campaign, and Ernst & Young’s New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

His marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker. His marketing firm Shark Branding offers advice on how to effectively communicate to consumers through innovative means and connects brands with the world’s top celebrities for everything from endorsements to product extensions. 

John is also an author of two best-selling books Display of Power and The Brand Within. In 2009, he joined the cast of ABC entrepreneurial business show the Shark Tank by acclaimed producer Mark Burnett. Millions of weekly viewers tune into the show as John demonstrates his marketing prowess and entrepreneurial insights.

For additional information call 419.530.2738. To obtain tickets to John’s presentation, click here.

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