What Would YOU Ask ‘Shark Tank’ Star Daymond John? Find Out as Space Coast Daily Was at Groundswell Startups in Melbourne

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John will take questions about entrepreneurship during a free public event in Brevard on Nov. 19

If “Shark Tank” star and FUBU founder Daymond John visited the Space Coast to offer business advice, what would you ask him? Today at noon, Space Coast Daily TV will preview that special event and learn what’s on the minds of entrepreneurs at Groundswell Startups in Melbourne.

Event moderator Matt Reed will gather questions for John from the startup founders and Facebook Live audience on Space Coast Daily TV

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – If “Shark Tank” star and FUBU founder Daymond John visited the Space Coast to offer business advice, what would you ask him?

As it happens, John will take questions about entrepreneurship during a free public event in Brevard on Nov. 19.

And tlast week, Space Coast Daily TV previewed the special event and learn what’s on the minds of entrepreneurs at Groundswell Startups in Melbourne.

To register for the free Nov. 19 “virtual conversation” with Daymond John go to
EasternFlorida.edu/go/Simpkins

Event moderator Matt Reed gathered questions for John from the startup founders and Facebook Live audience and shared details on how and where to watch the online event.

John’s appearance is part of the Simpkins Speaker Series and the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speakers Series, which bring some of the nation’s top business leaders to Eastern Florida State College and Daytona State College.

The online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at easternflorida.edu/go/simpkins to receive an invitation and link by email. Registration for the event ends at 5 p.m. on Nov. 17.

From his successful role on ABC’s hit program “Shark Tank” to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, John has become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.

IN ADDITION TO DAYMOND JOHN, top right, the cast of ABC’s Shark Tank includes Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, and Kevin O’Leary.

He initially made his mark as the entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand FUBU, which has eclipsed more than $6 billion in global retail sales.

From the streets of Hollis, Queens, John started a global movement from the basement of his mother’s house by capitalizing on the then-fledgling hip-hop culture. FUBU was a key development for the streetwear market, which today is a $20 billion industry.

In 2009, John was tapped by television producer Mark Burnett to join the cast of a new business-reality concept, “Shark Tank.” Now, after nine seasons and four Emmy Awards, the show has become one of the most successful business reality series of all time.

Sharing experience like John’s with aspiring entrepreneurs in Brevard County is why the late businessman Bernie Simpkins endowed the speaker series at Eastern Florida State College.

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In the same spirit, three serial entrepreneurs from Brevard founded the private, nonprofit Groundswell Startups in south Melbourne, converting a former skatepark into a co-working space.

Groundswell is home to numerous small technology companies, connecting them with experts and mentors to help them succeed.

On location for Space Coast Daily TV Tuesday, Reed talked with Groundswell Chief Operating Officer Jarin Eisenberg.

Reed is a communications strategist for Curley & Pynn Public Relations Management in Maitland. He also is the founder of a media startup that is producing the Nov. 19 event for Eastern Florida State College.

To register for the free Nov. 19 “virtual conversation” with Daymond John go to
EasternFlorida.edu/go/Simpkins

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