John Paul DeJoria, “America’s Entrepreneur” will speak about the way he built himself up from homeless to a successful entrepreneur at TCU’s Brown Lupton University Union Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m.
All Texas Wesleyan students are invited to attend. The event, a partnership between Accelerate DFW and TCU, is free to all students. Reserve your seat by registering here with your TXWES.edu email address.
DeJoria will explain how he struggled through hardships, adversity, and doubters to co-found several successful companies including Paul Mitchell hair products and Patron Tequila. DeJoria is also a part of The Giving Pledge. Started by his friends Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back.
DeJoria strives to support his motto, “Success Unshared is Failure,” by giving back to the world either through philanthropy or inspiring hopeful entrepreneurs with his story of success through perseverance and hard work.
"Mr. Dejoria's long history of triumph through dedication and perspiration can provide young entrepreneurs with an unbeatable source of inspiration and knowledge," said Edward Riefenstahl, Chairman of the Board - Accelerate DFW Foundation. "We hope this event inspires the next generation of North Texas entrepreneurs.”
Immediately following the event will be an opportunity to network and continue the conversation with other aspiring entrepreneurs at HG SPLY CO in Fort Worth.
Accelerate DFW, (AccelerateDFW Foundation, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on building entrepreneurs and enhancing the entrepreneurial DNA in North Texas. The Foundation is anchored by the IDEA Works program, which connects entrepreneurs with the experts and capital they need to fill the gaps of their business and also provides structured accountability, so they stay focused on their objectives.