The People’s Shark, Daymond John, to Attend HeroPreneur National Veteran Business Summit

The HeroPreneur National Veteran Business Summit is pleased to announce that the “People’s Shark” on ABC’s The Shark Tank, Daymond John, will be participating in a fireside chat at the Phoenix Convention Center on Thursday, November 15. The multiple New York Times bestselling author, CEO and longtime friend of U.S. Army Desert Storm Veteran and HeroZona Foundation Founder, Alan “AP Powell, will lead discussions with the Managing Director for, Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Singularity University and Co-Founder of the HeroZona Foundation, Aaron D. Bare.

“They call me “The People’s Shark” because I invest in people, but I’m looking forward to attend the HeroPreneur Luncheon to share my experiences and, more significantly, to celebrate the folks who have committed to investing their lives, if necessary, for all us – our brave service men and women,” says John.

John and Bare will be discussing best practices for entrepreneurs and how to craft the perfect pitch.

“We are ecstatic to host Daymond John at our Heropreneur Awards Luncheon. He will share unique insights from the frontline of investing and we will discuss strategies with our veterans to leverage their service experience,” says Bare.

The Fireside Chat will take place from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the West Building of the Phoenix Convention Center. The Fireside Chats will happen after the HeroPreneur Awards and Luncheon, with registration beginning at 11:30 a.m.

The HeroPreneur Awards and Luncheon will be hosted by CNN Military Analyst and Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.), James A. “Spider” Marks; and Co-Chairman of Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers and Rear Admiral for the U.S. Navy (Ret.), Hal Pittman. The event will celebrate and honor individuals and organizations that support the veteran community as well as honoring the 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day.

Last year, U.S. Senator John McCain accepted the Lifetime Service Award at the Inaugural Ceremony. This prestigious award was renamed to the Maverick Award in honor of the late, great Senator McCain. HeroPreneur will also give out The Mission Continues Service Award to local organization, Archer-Ragsdale Arizona Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. There will also be three other awards given out to corporations and individuals under HeroPreneur’s three pillars: entrepreneurship, employment and education.

The HeroZona Foundation’s HeroPreneur National Veteran Business Summit is a three-day engagement that is returning to Phoenix from November 14 through November 16 to empower veterans through entrepreneurship, employment and education. It is spearheaded by HeroZona Foundation and Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, in conjunction with State of Arizona, City of Phoenix and Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will also be at HeroPreneur hosting workshops for large companies, small veteran owned businesses and veterans interested in contracting government and earning certification. The U.S. Department of Labor will be hosting the HIRE Vets Medallion Luncheon, which will recognize employers who hire veterans.

For more information about all of the HeroPreneur National Veterans Business Summit’s upcoming experiences, visit

About HeroZona Foundation
The HeroZona Foundation has a strong focus on veteran initiatives and honoring those who have served our country and their family members. The nonprofit’s name reflects that messaging to focus on empowering and celebrating America’s veterans. Their upcoming event, HeroPreneur is a week-
long Veterans Day engagement that has three pillars which empower Arizona’s veterans through entrepreneurship, employment and education. HeroZona‘s Annual Heropreneur National Veteran Business Summit has created a multi-day networking experience to improve America’s support of
veteran companies through workshops, networking, entrepreneurial connections, and seminars; culminated by various entertainment events including the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade, Phoenix Sun’s NBA basketball game and other entertainment activities. For more information visit, or

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