Tiffany Krumins

Founder, Opu Probiotics Tiffany Krumins was awarded $50,000 on the inaugural season of ABC's Shark Tank. She pitched her first invention, Ava the Elephant®. Ava the Elephant was inspired by a sweet-natured boy with Down syndrome who struggled to take medication. As his caregiver Tiffany tried her best to sooth his anxiety

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Tiffany Krumins was awarded $50,000 on the PILOT episode of Shark Tank. Tiffany's brainchild was inspired by a sweet-natured boy with Down syndrome who struggled to take medication. As his nanny, Tiffany tried her best to sooth his anxiety. With lightning creativity, she combined fabric, sponges, and a medicine dropper, and breathed life into her creation by imbedding a recordable sound chip from a greeting card. Ava the Elephant ® was born and is now one of Shark Tank's most well-known and beloved successes. 

Tiffany's infectious spirit has attracted the attention of media heavy hitters, such as Dr. Oz, Fox Business, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and most recently the Today Show. She was even touted in The Huffington Post as a modern day Mary Poppins. Tiffany cruised from nanny to inventor to entrepreneur on a wave of uncanny creativity, cunning business strategies, and substantive causes that tugged at her giving heart. 

A respected inventor, iHeartRadio podcast host, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, and mother of three, Tiffany now leads her teams with the daily intention that business success and personal fulfillment are not mutually exclusive.

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The Shark Tank Phenomenon: Tiffany Krumins Unveils Secrets to Prototyping Success

22 February 2024, 10:00 PM
Tiffany Krumins

Innovate Hampton Roads

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Virginia Innovative Partnership Corporation

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