Miami foundation launches at Thrive Seminar, with a Q&A by Daymond John from ABC Shark Tank, and a $10,000 investment into a South Florida start-up.

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Daymond John, the star of the ABC hit television show, “Shark Tank,” and The Nelson Foundation have come together to present the Foundation’s inaugural event, The Thrive Seminar, on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 6pm, at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach.

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“When I first got into business I made a lot of bad decisions. If I miss 10% to 20% of opportunities because they're a timely matter, then it is what it is." States John in a recent article in Entrepreneur Magazine.

The Thrive Seminar series is designed to expose participants to entrepreneurs who have gained international notoriety and success to learn the keys to launching a successful business. The first Thrive Seminar on August 27, 2015, will feature a Q&A LIVE session with Daymond John, celebrity entrepreneur, angel investor and host of ABC's “Shark Tank”. Mr. John will address attendees, speaking on his personal and life-changing journey as an entrepreneur as well as share practical advice and tips that contributed to his success in business.

“When I first got into business I made a lot of bad decisions. If I miss 10% to 20% of opportunities because they're a timely matter, then it is what it is." States John in a recent article in Entrepreneur Magazine. “The Nelson Foundation is giving budding entrepreneurs access to valuable, real experiences from business moguls with proven formulas.”

The audience will also hear three live pitches from selected, budding entrepreneurs before a high profile panel of judges, to help one young leader take a step towards fulfilling their dream. The Nelson Foundation will present the winner with $10,000 to assist with startup costs. The distinguished panel of judges consists of Brett David, Owner of Lamborghini Miami, Bernard Stewart, GM and Vice President of ESPN, Nabyl Charania, CEO of Rokk3r Labs, Will Stute, Angel Investor and Dawn Dickson, CEO of Flat Out Heels. The Thrive Seminar is supported by its generous community partners including; The Knight Foundation, Aifos Agency, The Idea Center at MDCC, The Lab Miami, Digital Grass, EZ VIP, Chef Teach Creates, Miami.com, NBC 6, Pinnacle Agency, Bobby Blaire, and The Under 40 Group.

ABOUT THE NELSON FOUNDATION

The Nelson Foundation’s Mission is to ignite and fuel the entrepreneurial spirit of under-represented communities through investment, mentoring and education. The Foundation’s goal is to promote the continual growth and economic development of new and existing business enterprises at every stage of the entrepreneurial process, from aspiring to emerging to growing to accomplished. For more information or contact Al Nelson, Founder & CEO at (786) 543-9917 and al@thenelson.foundation or visit http://www.thenelson.foundation.

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