Kevin Harrington – Entrepreneurial Guru & Investor Shark! Kevin Harrington, an internationally acclaimed speaker, successful entrepreneur, innovative business expert, coach, author, celebrity and “Investor Shark” on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank combines a lifetime of innovation, business expertise and insight with an engaging, powerful and high energy speaking style that inspires and electrifies audiences!
Kevin’s keynote presentations are powerful and relevant making him one of the most in-demand speakers on the circuit today. He is a visionary with a knack for knowing what will sell and how to sell it. Considered by many to be on the cutting edge of innovation and business trends, Harrington can help entrepreneurs or inventors turn good ideas into a business, he can teach them how to launch products that will compete in today’s market! Kevin is also a premier resource for corporations helping them turn their ideas and product concepts into profit centers.
A self-made millionaire and dynamic business entrepreneur…he knows how to get it done and effectively shares his success formulas that can produce exceptional results. Kevin’s powerful messages inspire audiences to confidently turn their ideas and inventions into successful businesses.
Kevin is the Chairman and Founder of TVGoods, Inc. and is widely known as the pioneer and principal architect of the “infomercial” industry. He has helped introduce over 500 products exceeding $4 billion in sales. In addition, he has founded multiple successful media companies throughout his career. In the mid 1980s, Kevin founded Quantum International, Ltd. which merged into National Media Corporation in 1991. Under his leadership as President, National Media reached $500 million in annual sales, distributing in over 100 countries and 20 languages. This company’s success has been chronicled in a case study at Harvard/MIT for over a decade. Harrington is also credited with helping establish two highly recognized global networking associations.
Due to his extensive business successes and esteemed resume, Kevin was selected as an “Investor Shark” on the popular ABC television series, Shark Tank. The show gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to pitch their products to a panel of multi-million dollar investors in hopes of turning their ideas into a successful business reality.
His book, “Act Now: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products” chronicles his life and experiences in the Direct TV industry. Some people take life as it comes; some grab it by the ears and shake and shake. Kevin Harrington is one of the shakers. When he has an idea, “he acts now!” and he doesn’t get discouraged by challenging situations – he finds a way around them.
Sample Keynote Speeches: (customized for clients)
Turning your Ideas into a Business: As an “Investor Shark” on Shark Tank, Kevin gives advice to budding entrepreneurs on turning their ideas into successful business realities. Kevin specializes in turning products into businesses and will teach you the ins and outs of product development, retail and distribution. Kevin can customize this speech to help a corporate team turn their ideas or product concepts into profit centers.
Test Before you Invest: While an entrepreneur at heart, Kevin never jumps in head first; he always tests his ideas before he invests his capital. He will teach you his systematic approach to retail readiness and show you how to realistically and objectively approach your goals.
Entrepreneurial Start-Ups: Kevin has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He started his first business before he was out of high school and employed a full staff by the time he entered college. Kevin approaches every situation as an opportunity and never looks back. You’ll learn that not every move you make will be a success, but to never lose heart. He will teach you how to move on from failure and capitalize on success. Kevin customizes this speech for corporations by focusing on capitalizing on opportunities.
Overcoming Adversity: Kevin came from humble beginnings and is now a self-made millionaire starring on one of ABC’s most critically acclaimed shows. As a young man, Kevin quickly learned his strengths and use them to his full advantage to become the successful businessman he is today. He will give you tips on how to unveil your best qualities and utilize your inherent talents to reach success.
How to Become a Business “Shark”: You can’t become a business Shark without taking risks. Some people take life as it comes; some grab it by the ears and shake and shake. Kevin is truly one of the shakers, and will teach you how to approach every situation and business deal as an opportunity. Kevin can help corporations by sharing how your sales team can learn to think like a “Shark.”
Pitch Tank or Pitch Tank Challenge: With the Pitch Tank option, lucky audience members will have the opportunity to pitch their products to an expert panel and receive feedback. Kevin would begin this session with a keynote presentation of your choice followed by a panel evaluation of pitches from attendees. If it is a corporate audience, we can set it up as a Pitch Tank Challenge where teams compete against each to see who has the best product concept or sales idea. Kevin and his team will provide feedback so that your teams are prepared to go to market with products or sales campaigns that are most likely to succeed. The panel is made up of Kevin, Steve Rogai, CEO of TVGoods and co-founder of the TVGoods Inventor Center and other industry pioneers.
A Few Testimonials:
“When Kevin speaks, his message reaches entrepreneurs, marketers, inventors, and innovators alike. He is one of the most informative, engaging and effective speakers I have had the privilege to see. The nice thing about Kevin is that he is a battle-tested entrepreneur who has had billions of dollars of product success, and he can share those insights with your group.”
-Larry Benet, Co-founder of The Speaker And Author Networking Group (SANG)
“Well worth the money, I learned 100 times what I paid…” –Jerry H
“Kevin and Bob gave me incredible information. It was great to spend quality time with both of them.” –Judy S.
“The event was spectacular, I learned so much.” –Harla B.
Sample Client List:
- Flip Your Income
- The Trump Network
- CEO Space
- Nutrition Business Journal Summit
- 2010 Professional Business Summit
- EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards
- Young Innovator Competition at USF
- The Learning Annex
Recent Media Coverage
Advertising Age article -June 2011
Business News Daily article – June 2011
Direct Marketing News article – June 2011
TV and Online Media: Today Show, 20/20, ABC News, MSNBC, CNBC, MSN Money, Newsday, Yahoo News, AOL, Insider, Examiner.com, AP Associated Press, Daytime, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch and Joan Rivers’ How’d You Get So Rich?
Printed Media: Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Business Week, Entrepreneur Magazine, NY Times, NY Post, Forbes, The Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Star Tribune, Forbes, Chicago Tribune, Cincinnati Enquirer, St Petersburg Times, Electronic Retailer, Dolce Vita Magazine, Florida Trend, Ad Age and Homeworld Magazine.