Attendees of this year’s Military Influencer Conference will get access to “The People’s Shark.”
Global entrepreneur Daymond John, who stars on ABC’s 4-time award-winning show Shark Tank, will deliver the keynote for MIC 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. In its 4th year, the premiere military event connects business owners, influencers, creatives, executives, and leaders who want to collaborate and take their careers to the next level.
Founder Curtez Riggs says the introduction of John to the community is a first-of-its-kind opportunity. “My goal has been to create a low-cost event with high-quality speakers. Securing Daymond opens the door for us to target other successful CEO’s, so I’m excited for what’s to come,” Riggs said.
MIC 2020 is a four-day venue that includes a number of interactive opportunities, workshops and breakout sessions. John, who turned his fashion company into a $6 billion venture, is no stranger to the trials of growing a startup after launching FUBU with a $40 budget. He represents a key focus at the heart of MIC: mentorship.
“We searched for an entrepreneurial leader with an existing connection to our community. Each year, we strive to bring in a speaker outside of the military bubble. Daymond has served as a mentor to Charlynda (Scales) since 2018 and after watching her growth over the last few years I couldn’t think of a better civilian leader to educate and empower us,” Riggs explained.
Scales, an Air Force veteran, is the owner of Mutt’s Sauce — a specialty sauce company based on a secret family recipe passed down from her grandfather.
In addition to being a TV superstar and successful entrepreneur, John is a branding guru, motivational speaker, and New York Times best-selling author. He recently released a new book called PowerShift that focuses on the pillars of what MIC was founded on, Riggs says.
“He’s a Shark, so obviously access to capital is a major pain point for the majority of our entrepreneurs. In the book he discusses shifting the power by leveraging the three prongs of influence, being reputation, negotiation, and relationships. This is central to everything MIC stands for,” he said.
The bookPowerShift is currently available wherever books are sold. for pre-order at Penguin Random House. (Release Date: March 10, 2020 by Currency)
Military Influencer will be held September 23-26, 2020 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas. Early bird tickets are now available online via Eventbrite.