Simpkins Entrepreneur Series

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 12:30 PM
Main Stage

Simpkins Entrepreneur Series
Tuesday, September 20, 12:30 p.m. at the King Center
Also Tuesday, September 20, 10:30 a.m. at the Bernard Simpkins Fine Arts Center on EFSC’s Cocoa Campus

Chris Gilpin
Shark Tank winner, entrepreneur

Chris Gilpin’s success story reads like a movie script. He launched a thriving high-tech start-up in 2013 after winning $8,000 on a $1 Florida Lottery ticket. Last September, he secured a $200,000 investment on ABC’s “Shark Tank” after making his pitch to actor Ashton Kutcher and others. His company, Signal Vault, produces a card-like device that fits in a wallet and is designed to block hackers from remotely scanning the electronic chips in today’s cards. His device has appeared on the QVC Network and sold more than 350,000 units worldwide. Gilpin, 34, of DeBary, earned his Associate of Arts Degree from Daytona State College in 2002, then transferred to the University of Central Florida, where he majored in business. Hear his story of innovation and business savvy and how it can help put you on the road to success.

The Simpkins Entrepreneur Series is free and open to the public. The series is named after Bernard Simpkins, a highly successful entrepreneur and Brevard County business leader who established the sessions that have brought some of the nation’s top business innovators to Eastern Florida State College.

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