Mark Cuban may be used to hearing ideas from young entrepreneurs on ABC’s Shark Tank, but now he’s bringing the ideas to Tampa Bay.
Cuban, a longtime entrepreneur, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Junior Achievement alumnus, has teamed up with Junior Achievement Tampa Bay to bring “Why Entrepreneurship Now,” a virtual event to encourage teenagers to consider entrepreneurship.
“Mark Cuban really believes it’s critical in this time (during the coronavirus pandemic) and that small businesses will fuel the economy the most,” Scott Price, chair elect of JA Tampa Bay’s board of directors, said. “They want teens to not think they’re coming into an economy that’s not full of opportunities, but that entrepreneurship can led us out of that.”
Cuban will be on a panel for the young participants to ask any questions focused on entrepreneurship. He’ll be joining Brian Hamilton on the panel, who is a national entrepreneur educator and founder of the Brian Hamilton Foundation and Inmates to Entrepreneurs.
Hamilton originally reached out to Junior Achievement USA to host the event, who in turn asked alumus Cuban to join the panel. The Tampa Bay event will be held on Wednesday, May 27 from 3-4 p.m. on Microsoft Teams.