- Pinnacle Awards
Entrepreneur, Shark Tank Winner, and Founder of ”Ava the Elephant“ |
An Atlanta native, Tiffany was awarded $50,000 on the inaugural episode of Shark Tank, which
aired on ABC in 2009. Tiffany’s brainchild was inspired by a sweet-natured boy with Down
syndrome who fought like a Sumo wrestler when it came time to take his medicine. As his
nanny, Tiffany tried her best to sooth his anxiety, but still had to get the job done. With
lightning creativity, she cobbled together fabric, sponges, and a plastic medicine dropper,
and breathed life into her creation by imbedding a recordable sound chip from a greeting
card. Ava the Elephant is now one of Shark Tank’s most well-known and beloved successes.
Tiffany’s infectious spirit not only attracted a $50,000 shark, Barbara Corcoran, who was the
ﬁrst guest on “The Tiffany Krumins Show”, but also the attention of media heavy hitters such
as Dr. Oz, Fox Business, Entrepreneur, and Forbes, to name just a few. She was even touted in
The Hufﬁngton Post as a modern day Mary Poppins.
Tiffany cruised from nanny to entrepreneur on a wave of uncanny creativity, cunning business
strategies, and substantive causes that tugged at her giving heart. But a perfect storm can
destroy everything in its wake and detour even the most enchanting trips.
A few months after her Shark Tank windfall, Tiffany was diagnosed with cancer. She was 27
years old. While a team of doctors attacked her cancer, Tiffany set up a command center from
her hospital bed and encountered potential threats to her ﬂedgling business. These
unchartered retail waters, swimming with vendors, investors, potential partnerships, and
manufacturers, could have drowned Tiffany and her business. Instead, Tiffany gleaned an
education even the most prestigious business schools cannot provide. Buried in the darkest
of wrappings, she unearthed a treasure trove of business opportunities and valuable
connections when she redirected her focus from her own troubles to helping others.
Ultimately, Tiffany beat cancer and saved her business.
She now lives out a daily intention that business success and personal fulﬁllment are not
mutually exclusive. There is no doubt, Tiffany’s inspired comeback after cancer is transforming
her brand and expanding her already impressive sphere of inﬂuence.
Tiffany charms audiences with an all-inclusive, verbal hospitality. Whether participating in one
of her workshops at a breathtaking Beaches resort or hearing her deliver a dynamic keynote
at a Disney Social Media Mom event, following Tiffany on social media or tuning into Business
RadioX to learn from Tiffany and her accomplished guests, listeners are drawn in by her
authenticity towards lessons learned.