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I am Brooklyn: Toy developer overcomes adversity, takes on ‘Shark Tank’ with new creation

Posted: 6:51 PM, Jan 26, 2017
Updated: 2017-01-26 18:51:37-05

BROOKLYN — Vladislav Smolanskyy is no stranger to adversity — growing up in Ukraine his family moved to the U.S. after his father passed away.

Vlad says learning from his dad and moving to Brooklyn helped inspire him to become an entrepreneur.

Now he's taking on one of the largest toy companies in the world and swimming with the sharks.

Check out his story in this segment of I Am Brooklyn.