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Fox Business Feature!
Posted on Thu, May 02, 2013

Conquering Cancer and Building a $1 Million Brand!

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AVA in the News!
Posted on Fri, Feb 08, 2013

AVA is in the news again!  This time Bank of America is talking about our new vaccine campaign!  Check it out!


1 Gift Basket = 1 Life-Saving Vaccine!
Posted on Tue, Feb 05, 2013

Three years ago I appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank and my life was forever changed.  Building an international business has been exhilarating & an amazing journey! I have experienced some of the highest highs (being the 1st female "winner" of Shark Tank!) and some of the most devastating lows (a cancer diagnosis just three months after the show).

In the end, none of it ever compares to the reward I receive when helping sick children... 

Tiffany Krumins & AVA the Elephant will appear on ABC's Shark Tank February 8th!
Posted on Sat, Jan 19, 2013

ABC's Shark Tank announces another appearance for Tiffany Krumins & AVA the Elephant!  

Tune in to ABC on February 8th at 9pm for a fun update where inventor Tiffany takes a trip back in time!

AVA the Elephant featured on Small Businesses do it Better!
Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013

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 names AVA...
Posted on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 names AVA the Elephant one of the most memorable Shark Tank pitches of all time!

Tiffany Krumins invited as Keynote Speaker at #DisneyontheRoad Event!
Posted on Sat, Aug 18, 2012

#DisneyontheRoad Charlotte keynote speaker Tiffany Krumins is the inventor of AVA the Elephant, a Talking Children’s Medicine Dispenser that takes the fear and anxiety out of medicine time!

Tiffany one of the Leading Mom's in Business!!!
Posted on Wed, May 09, 2012 names Tiffany Krumins as one of the Nation's Leading Mom's in Business for 2012! 

Tiffany on The Huffington Post Small Business!
Posted on Tue, Mar 13, 2012

Tiffany Krumins, of ABC's Shark Tank, is featured on the front page of The Huffington Post Small Business!

Posted on Tue, Feb 07, 2012

Read more to view all the NEW RETAILERS AVA can now be found!!!!!!

Melissa Rycroft Strickland of ABC's Good Morning America had this to say...
Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2012

Melissa Rycroft Strickland of ABC's Good Morning America had this to say about AVA the Elephant... "Thanks for sending my sweet little Ava her own AVA the Elephant!  I can't wait to put it to use, but hopefully not too soon!  Thank you!"

AVA the Elephant teams up with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition!
Posted on Fri, Jan 06, 2012

Tiffany & AVA the Elephant were thrilled to take part in the Lincolnton, NC episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition!

read more... ~ Helping other Entrepreneurs!
Posted on Fri, Nov 11, 2011

After her appearance on Shark Tank, and the worldwide success of AVA the Elephant,  Tiffany Krumins received <em>thousands </em>of emails/phonecalls asking "How did you do it?!?"

AVA now Available at ALL Safeway Locations!
Posted on Sun, Nov 06, 2011

Check out your local Safeway and grab AVA! Now available at ALL Safeway Locations!!!

AVA is now available in Canada!
Posted on Tue, Oct 18, 2011

AVA the Elephant is now available in Canada!  AVA will be launching in 2 major retailers over the next week (to be announced)!

AVA receives the Certified Miracle(TM) award!
Posted on Mon, Aug 29, 2011

AVA receives the Certified Miracle™ award! Click to read the press release!

AVA takes a trip to camp Dream Street!
Posted on Tue, Jul 12, 2011

AVA the Elephant, the only talking child-friendly medicine dispenser, is headed to Dream Street Camp in Ojai, CA this week. 

Available now in the UK!
Posted on Sun, Jun 19, 2011

If you are visiting our page from the Europe please visit our UK Distributor's website!  AVAILABLE NOW!

AVA the Elephant is teaming up with National Down Syndrome Congress!
Posted on Sun, Jun 19, 2011

Tiffany is going back to where it all started, it was her work with Gibby, who has Down Syndrome, that brought AVA the Elephant to life!

Tiffany's Story @
Posted on Fri, Jun 17, 2011

Take a look at the article wrote about Tiffany's journey!

Barbara & Tiffany @ the 2011 NACDS Marketplace
Posted on Wed, May 18, 2011

Barbara Corcoran will be joining Tiffany Krumins for this years NACDS Marketplace event in June of 2011!  The NACDS Marketplace offers the industry leaders from Drug, Food, Mass and Specialty Retail an unparalleled opportunity to do business.

ABC's Shark Tank is renewed for Season 3!
Posted on Sun, May 15, 2011

The show that made AVA a nationwide hit has been picked up for a 3rd season!

Mom's in Business Unite Conference @ May 19th
Posted on Sat, May 14, 2011

Tiffany Krumins to speak at Mom's in Business Unite Conference on May 19th! This years conference is in Atlanta, GA!

AVA @ Atlanta Baby & Child Expo May 14th!
Posted on Sat, May 14, 2011

AVA will be featured alongside many other wonderful baby products at the Atlanta Baby &amp; Child Expo on May 14th!  Come see us!

Tiffany the "Modern Mary Poppins!"
Posted on Sat, May 07, 2011

Tiffany Krumins was able to solve the common problem of administering medicine to children, some call her the "Modern Mary Poppins!" 

Posted on Tue, Apr 19, 2011

NEW retailers to carry AVA!  AVA also now available WORLDWIDE!

AVA @ CVS Nationwide
Posted on Wed, Feb 16, 2011

AVA Available at CVS Pharmacy Nationwide &!

AVA on Shark Tank!!
Posted on Tue, Feb 15, 2011

AVA & Tiffany to appear on Season 2 of Shark Tank, April 8th on ABC!!

AVA makes the list! Stay happy tricks for sick kids and babies!
Posted on Mon, Feb 14, 2011

Vicks & Puff's named AVA as one of the best ways to avoid a meltdown at medicine time!


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Tiffany's Story

Tiffany Krumins is the CEO, Co-founder and inventor of the AVA the Elephant brand. AVA the Elephant is a talking children's medicine dispenser that takes the fear and axiety out of administering medicine to children 3 months and older.

Tiffany's passion for helping sick children has been evident through her years of experience working with kids, including children with special needs and childhood cancer patients. It was that same passion which brought Ava the Elephant to life!

She realized no product on the market resolved the common problem of giving children medicine, minus the tears. So she took matters into her own hands and created the first Ava from sponges, fabric, and a store bought medicine dropper.

After her life changing experience on ABC's "Shark Tank" she went home and spent months perfecting AVA to make sure she was as safe as she was helpful. She found that it was not necessarily children's dislike for medicine that made it so difficult. After all, they can flavor it to taste like bubblegum these days! The process was the scary part. Realizing this, her first goal was to hide the medicine dropper completely! Her second was to make the child smile or laugh, hence the sweet voice! And last, but not least, she wanted their new little friend to praise them for a job well done! In a twist of fate, Tiffany was diagnosed with cancer three months after the show (at the age of 28) which made her passion to help sick children even stronger!

Tiffany was considered one of the Top 50 Mompreneurs of 2011 by! She was a panelist at Troy Johnson's SPark and Hustle event as well as a panelist at Mom's in Business Unite.

With mentions on, and many others, she has been coined the "Modern Day Mary Poppins". AVA the Elephant received the Certified Miracle Award in 2011!

AVA the Elephant is available in more than 10,000 retail stores in the U.S.A., including CVS Pharmacy, Kroger, Safeway,,,, and and many more.

AVA the Elephant is also sold in multiple languages and internationally in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, and parts of Asia.


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