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MEDIA ADVISORY: ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Kevin O’Leary coming to UND for public fireside chat, Fighting Hawks hockey game Friday, Jan. 26

Venture capitalist and star of ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ will be on campus for a public conversation with UND President Armacost, as part of a tour of Grand Forks firms and innovation hubs

Who: ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Kevin O’Leary, businessman, investor, and star of ABC’s “Shark Tank;” UND President Andrew Armacost

What: An Exclusive Afternoon with Kevin O’Leary

Where: Memorial Union Ballroom, 2901 University Ave., Grand Forks, on the UND campus

When: 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Businessman, investor and “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary, A.K.A “Mr. Wonderful,” will be at the University of North Dakota on Friday, Jan. 26, for a presentation and fireside chat with UND President Andrew Armacost in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

The event, “An Exclusive Afternoon with Kevin O’Leary,” will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.

No registration is required, and all are welcome to attend. The event will also be livestreamed.

O’Leary, a world-renowned venture capitalist, businessman and TV personality will sit with President Armacost for an in-depth discussion on the economy, opportunities in 2024 and how he sees North Dakota as a global leader. Following the fireside chat will be an audience Q&A.

While in Grand Forks, O’Leary also will tour UND as well as local UAS industry fixtures, such as the Grand Sky UAS Park and the HIVE UAS Accelerator located in downtown Grand Forks.

O’Leary also is scheduled to drop the puck at UND Hockey’s matchup against the University of Denver on Friday, Jan. 26.

If members of the media should have any special requests regarding this visit, please contact UND Communications Director David Dodds at