Connected through their shared experience facing the Sharks on ABC's award-winning reality show, "Shark Tank," the entrepreneurs featured on the show benefit from each other long after the cameras stop rolling. "Shark Tank" alumni join an eco-system that shares resources and supports each other through the ups and downs of business ownership. Now, more than 10 years after the show first aired, the "Shark Tank" alumni community has developed into a diverse group of new and seasoned entrepreneurs representing a wide range of industries.
ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Connected through their shared experience facing the Sharks on ABC's award-winning reality show, "Shark Tank," the entrepreneurs featured on the show benefit from each other long after the cameras stop rolling. "Shark Tank" alumni join an eco-system that shares resources and supports each other through the ups and downs of business ownership. Now, more than 10 years after the show first aired, the "Shark Tank" alumni community has developed into a diverse group of new and seasoned entrepreneurs representing a wide range of industries. The community connects through online platforms and rare opportunities to meet in person at trade shows or speaking engagements. The rarity of face-to-face meetings inspired Tiffany Krumins, one of the first "Shark Tank" entrepreneurs to land an investment deal (Ava the Elephant®), to extend her trip for a speaking engagement in the New York Tri-State area and organize the largest-ever gathering of "Shark Tank" alumni. Nearly 50 companies are expected for "Shark Tank" Reunion 2019 in New York City on Friday, September 20, 2019.
Inventor of Ava the Elephant® and founder of Mom Genius, a business dedicated to helping inventors convert their ideas into revenue, Tiffany Krumins initially invited a few Shark Tank friends to her speaking event in New Jersey. As her list of friends planning to attend grew, she quickly recognized the need to create a separate gathering for Shark Tank alumni. "There are so many light bulb moments that happen during conversations with other Shark Tank entrepreneurs, getting us all in the same room at the same time became a priority for me," explains Krumins. "This is the first time ever that we will have this many Shark Tank contestants together," Krumins continued. "During the reunion, fans of the show can follow @SharkTankABC on Instagram & #SharkTankReunion2019 on social media to catch up with their favorite inventors!"
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About Mom Genius™:
A mission-driven venture, Mom Genius™ was inspired by the positive response Tiffany Krumins received when sharing her personal story with the world on Shark Tank as well as her bumpy journey taking Ava the Elephant to market. Mom Genius™ streamlines the entrepreneurial process to help inventors bring products to market, build brand audiences, and convert their ideas in revenue. Learn more at http://www.momgenius.com.
About Tiffany Krumins:
An Atlanta native, Tiffany was awarded $50,000 on the inaugural episode of Shark Tank, which aired on ABC in 2009. Tiffany's brainchild was inspired by a sweet-natured boy with Down syndrome who fought like a Sumo wrestler when it came time to take his medicine. As his nanny, Tiffany tried her best to sooth his anxiety, but still had to get the job done. With lightning creativity, she cobbled together fabric, sponges, and a plastic medicine dropper, and breathed life into her creation by imbedding a recordable sound chip from a greeting card. Ava the Elephant is now one of Shark Tank's most well-known and beloved successes.
Tiffany's infectious spirit not only attracted a $50,000 investment, but also the attention of media heavy hitters such as Dr. Oz, Fox Business, Entrepreneur, and Forbes, to name just a few. She was even touted in The Huffington Post as a "modern-day Mary Poppins".
Tiffany cruised from nanny to entrepreneur on a wave of uncanny creativity, cunning business strategies, and substantive causes that tugged at her giving heart. But a perfect storm can destroy everything in its wake and detour even the most enchanting trips.
A few months after her Shark Tank windfall, Tiffany was diagnosed with cancer. She was 27 years old. While a team of doctors attacked her cancer, Tiffany set up a command center from her hospital bed and encountered potential threats to her fledgling business. These un-chartered retail waters, swimming with vendors, investors, potential partnerships, and manufacturers, could have drowned Tiffany and her business. Instead, Tiffany gleaned an education even the most prestigious business schools cannot provide. She unearthed a treasure trove of business opportunities and valuable connections when she redirected her focus from her own troubles to helping others.
A respected inventor, iHeartRadio host, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, and mother of three, Tiffany now leads the Mom Genius team of passionate entrepreneurs by her daily intention that business success and personal fulfillment are not mutually exclusive.
Learn more about Tiffany Krumins and her ventures at http://www.TiffanyKrumins.com