Barrick Lecture Series: Barbara Corcoran (from "Shark Tank") - "A True Rags to Riches Story"


Oct. 3, 2017, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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Barbara Corcoran


"A True Rags to Riches Story"

Barbara Corcoran shares her inspiring rags-to-riches story and the secrets to success that led her to the top of her industry.

In 1973, Barbara borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend, quit waitressing and started a real estate company in New York City called The Corcoran Group. Over the years, she parlayed that loan into a premiere $5 billion-dollar real estate business.

Now, as one of the stars and investors on ABC's hit show, Shark Tank, Barbara has become an in-demand media personality and solidified her position as one of the most successful real estate entrepreneurs in America. Since she began investing money in entrepreneurs and their ideas, she’s helped successfully launch more than two dozen businesses, from apparel to skin care to custom bicycles. The author of two best-sellers, her newest book, “Shark Tales,” takes you behind the scenes of her life, business, and her 'seen on TV' venture capitalism.

With her signature tell-it-like-it-is attitude, Barbara shares one-of-a-kind insight on the importance of leadership, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit in today’s business environment and tips for staying relevant and competitive. A brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent, her indispensable success strategies will motivate you to greatness and help you take your business to the next level.


Admission is free, but tickets are required.

Tickets will be available for UNLV faculty, staff, and students beginning at 10 a.m., Wed., September 13.

Tickets will be available for the general public beginning at 10 a.m., Sat., September 19.

Tickets are only available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center Box OfficeOnly 2 tickets per person will be distributed.

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