Noble Capital Markets Brings the ‘Sharks’ to FAU for NobleCon20

By Amber Bonefont | 04/09/2024

Tags: Executive-Education | Facilities | Finance | Press-Releases
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Noble Capital Markets and Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will host NobleCon20, the 20th annual emerging growth equity conference, on Dec. 3 and 4, at the College’s Executive Education Complex, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The two-day event will bring together venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary, FUBU apparel founder Daymond John, and cyber-tech giant Robert Herjavec – three of the original “sharks” from ABC’s “Shark Tank” – for a moderated fireside chat, followed by a series of business pitches from selected FAU students and alumni.

“We’re delighted that we will host NobleCon20, which will be a great way to celebrate Noble’s 40th anniversary and our second large-scale event partnership,” said Vegar Wiik, assistant dean of executive education. “The recent completion of the Executive Education complex allowed us to take the relationship to another level.”

NobleCon20 will also feature two topical panel presentations with notable opinion leaders, an expanded one-on-one meeting schedule, speeches from emerging growth public company senior executives, and an opening-session keynote speech.

“Working with Noble is a lot of fun because they understand the importance of integrating business and education, all while promoting an entrepreneurial approach,” said Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business. “Our past business pitch competitions have been great and having these ‘sharks’ weigh-in on the pitches brings an incredible new dimension to the competition.”

The disco-themed 2024 edition of the AFTER party, hosted in conjunction with Money Channel NYC / Moneyball Networking, will take place at the Privaira Hangar at the Boca Raton International Airport.

“For NobleCon20, we want to focus on the importance of entrepreneurship, the economic significance of emerging growth companies, and the methodology of making strategic and disciplined investments. These ‘sharks’ bring all of that to the stage,” said Mark Pinvidic, Noble’s managing partner. “It’s our 40th anniversary and our 20th NobleCon, so expectations are high, particularly considering some of the networking events we’ve done in the past. Rest assured, this ‘After’ will be one for the record books.”

Registration information will be available in July. For more information or to join the roster of speakers, visit here