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FUBU Founder and ‘Shark Tank’ Investor, Daymond John, Headlines ‘World Within Reach’ Speaker Series, March 28

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 22, 2016) – Celebrity entrepreneur Daymond John will headline the University at Albany Student Association’s World Within Reach Speaker Series on Monday, March 28, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom.

Tickets are available to all members of the UAlbany community until March 25, on a first-come, first-served basis at MyInvolvement.org.

Daymond John
Daymond John headlines the World Within Reach Speaker Series on Monday, March 28, at UAlbany.

The UAlbany Student Association conceived and organized the World Within Reach Speaker Series, to bring world leaders and thinkers to campus. Since its inception in 2008, it has featured nationally-recognized icons including Barbara Walters (Fall 2010), President Bill Clinton (Spring 2011), Earvin 'Magic' Johnson (Fall 2011), and most recently Bill Nye (Spring 2015).

John represents an important aspect of the UAlbany experience – turning ideas into business. The University has implemented several initiatives and programs to provide students with support for their entrepreneurial endeavors including the Blackstone LaunchPad, a concentration in entrepreneurship available through the School of Business, student venture funding through the RNA Institute and intended makers space in the University’s new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

About Daymond John:

For the past 20 years John has forged new ground in the fashion industry. As CEO and Founder of FUBU, he turned a $40 budget into a six billion dollar American clothing brand. He’s also an investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” and was named a Presidential Ambassador of Global Entrepreneurship by the White House.

John’s marketing strategies and ability to build successful brands has made him a highly influential consultant and motivational speaker today. 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 an author of two best-selling books “Display of Power” and “The Brand Within.”

This year’s event is in partnership with UAS Albany, Blackstone LaunchPad, and the UAlbany Alumni Association.

For more information, contact Student Association Programming Director, Donavan Swanson, by email at dswanson2@albany.edu, or visit the UAlbany Student Association’s website.

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