FUBU founder Daymond John speaks at annual Murphy luncheon

Daymond John (Photo by Thomas Judd)Daymond John, founder of the fashion brand FUBU and a cast member of ABC's Shark Tank, spoke on entrepreneurship at the Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship's 2013 Leadership Luncheon this fall.

As founder of the fashion brand "For Us By Us," John made and sold tie-top hats on the streets of Queens, growing the brand to $350 million in annual sales. In 2009, John joined Shark Tank, in which he serves as one of the "sharks" listening to entrepreneurial business plans and choosing ideas in which to invest.

During this year's luncheon, alumnus Norm Miller ('62), chair of Interstate Batteries, received the Murphy Award for Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship.

Every year, the Leadership Luncheon brings together students and business and community leaders to network and celebrate rising stars.