‘Shark Tank’ star Daymond John gives advice to Detroit entrepreneurs

Daymond John, from the TV show Shark Tank and FUBU clothing talks during the BuyDetroit procurement conference at Hollywood Casino in Greektown on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.

“Shark Tank” star and FUBU apparel founder Daymond John visited Detroit this week to offer words of wisdom during a conference organized to connect small business owners and shoppers across the country.

Serial entrepreneurs, investors and authors discussed their journeys to entrepreneurship Wednesday during a conference called Passport to Procurement. The conference was hosted by BuyDetroit, a small business initiative that is part of the Detroit Economic Development Corp., and was held at the Hollywood Casino in Greektown.

John told the participants about the positives he experienced running the apparel company he founded in 1992 (FUBU stands for “For Us By Us”), and he talked about the time he got a call to be a cast member on “Shark Tank,” the popular ABC-TV show where he also known as the “People’s Shark.” And he talked about all the times he had successful investments.

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