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Sharon Bui      

CEO and Marketing Director of Frill Clothing, Featured on Shark Tank Season 6

Sharon served as the CEO and Marketing Director of Frill LLC. The inspiration for Frill emerged from Sharon being forced by her sorority to buy expensive and unflattering clothing for sorority recruitment. Sharon and her business partner were challenged to fix this problem! Now, Frill dresses sororities and bridesmaids all across the world. In 2013, one of Frill's pictures became viral on social media.

Sharon is a proud graduate of the College of Textiles at NC State University with a degree in Fashion and Textile Management: Brand Management and Marketing. As a junior at NC State, she formed Frill with an Appalachian State student with only $250 (and Sharon had only $350 in her bank account!). They grew it into a six figure company as college students before year two and defied all of the business odds.

They sold their 5-year old company last year. Sharon now mentors other start-up companies, builds e-commerce websites and is a traveling public speaker. Sharon's company, Frill, aired on Shark Tank Season 6 in March of 2015. She also was on the spin off show of Shark Tank, Beyond the Tank, April 2016. She is proud to have represented Raleigh, N.C. State, the College of Textiles, Chi Omega and her family. As seen on Shark Tank, Forbes, ABC World News Tonight, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly and more.

Speech Topics


"College Broke" to Six Figures

  • Audience members will be introduced to Sharon’s story, extraordinary vision and tenacious passion for business success.
  • Identify entrepreneurial and leadership factors associated with her ability to accomplish tremendous goals.
  • Analyze the external and internal motivations which have led to Sharon’s growth of Frill.
  • Understand how any student can go from "college broke" to building a business of their dreams.

The Substance of Frill: From Sorority Woman to Shark Tank

  • Audience members will be introduced to Sharon’s story, extraordinary vision and tenacious passion for business success.
  • Identify entrepreneurial and leadership factors associated with her ability to accomplish tremendous goals.
  • Analyze the external and internal motivations which have led to Sharon’s growth of Frill.
  • Be inspired to follow their passion and dreams.

Surviving the Tank: The Reality of Reality TV

  • Audience members will be introduced to Sharon’s story in growing and launching Frill.
  • Share in insightful behind-the-scenes stories of being featured on two hit reality television programs.
  • Learn some of the lessons about how reality television can affect personal and professional successes.
  • Explore the application of Sharon's experience to dealing with your own stressful situations.

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