Written on March 13, 2013 by admin
What a great event we had at Clarksville, Tennessee. By listening to participants’ challenges, and working hard through the sessions, the 200 attendees found solutions and inspiration.
The participants attended with questions and doubts on how to start or maintain a local business. They showed they were passionate and committed to the idea of starting a local business by just taking that first step.
This is Ioannis sporting is "work uniform" for Flexy, the app that allows you to text without looking!
During the event, Arel Moodie kept encouraging the attendees to take action on their projects and not to be afraid of mistakes or FAILING. David Gardner kept everyone’s attention with his entrepreneurial lessons on how important it is to work hard, and how he stepped out of his comfort zone and took risks to accomplish his dreams and GET IN THE GAME.
Ioannis Verdelis co-founder of Syntellia told his story about how he has taken opportunities, failed and learned along the road of success. This event was his very first as an EET Speaker and you would never be able to tell! We love Ioannis because even though he is SO busy at work (like all of our entrepreneur speakers) he took two overnight flights so he could make an Extreme Impact in TN. He flew overnight to arrive in Nashville on the morning of the event and then caught a flight back to CA on the very night of the event. Talk about an EXTREME JET-SETER!
After the two speakers gave their presentation, many students approached them to chat about their ideas and asked for advice. Many local entrepreneurs assisted the event and participated at the panel of questions. This was a great way to close the event. Thank you to the College of Business at the Austin Peay State University for inviting us, we look forward to seeing you all again!
Written on March 13, 2013 by admin
We had a great event at Raleigh NC. Something unique about the event: the audience. People at Wake Tech Community College were great and the entrepreneurship spirit was huge. Many people who attended the event are already entrepreneurs with big plans for their businesses.
This event was also very special because it was the first time Sarah Farzam (Bilingual Birdies) presented with the extreme tour, after the event she felt “Proud to represent for female entrepreneurs”. Also, Duane Spires (Extreme Youth Sports Inc.) had a great presentation, he gave the students a really good example on how to start their own business and recruit people to help them running it.
A highlight of the event was the closing panel. There were many students in the audience who are already working on their businesses’ ideas so the questions to the panelists where straightforward to their own challenges, asking for advices and tips. We were blown away with how many entrepreneurs we found in Raleigh!
The event was littered with entrepreneurs! Local entrepreneurs like Anthony Pompliano, Justin Harris, Kevin Cortez, Eunique Browder, and Gerardo Serrano came out to share their knowledge with the audience both on the panel and in side conversations.
Written on March 8, 2013 by admin
“Who knows how to swim?”
This question was posed by tour speaker Shradha Agarwal in her debut speaking presentation. She set up a nugget of wisdom about entrepreneurship by relating how she learned to swim.
In the third grade, after expressing interest in learning how to swim, her mom pushed Shradha the pool to overcome the fear. With a little “push” from her mom, Shradha eventually figured it out. Taking the dive, even in face of fear and criticism from others, can lead to life’s greatest joy. This is an essential trait for entrepreneurs. More than 300 energetic high school students packed neatly into the West Plains Civic Center, nodded in enlightenment when Shradha related her experience.
In a touching moment, one EET attendee shared her experience in pole-vaulting. Going for it against the wishes of her doubting friends.
The result? She fell on her face, just as they said she would.
Did she regret it? Not for one moment. She faced a challenge with overwhelming courage.
Both Shradha and the EET attendee learned at a young age they had the courage to pursue dreams in uncertain moments. A great lesson indeed!
Written on March 1, 2013 by admin
The EET Team & Southeast MO ROCKED SOME ENTREPRENEURSHIP
THROUGH SNOW & ICE… the event was HotHotHot! (corny, yet so true)
EET Moderator, EJ Carrion and Entrepreneur Speaker, Devin Lars
Outside the SEMO campus after the event - getting ICYWorn out after an awesome day of speaking and spreading the entrepreneurial mindset! Keeping warm in Visionary gear!
Worn out after an awesome day of speaking and spreading the entrepreneurial mindset! Keeping warm in Visionary gear!
The EET Team finally made it to the Arch! This event = SUCCESS!
The Southeast attendees made this event such a blast!! The whole EET Team is excited to get back to Cape for a visit!
UNTIL NEXT TIME!
Written on February 21, 2013 by admin
Participants and event team gather around for a group photo, while encouraging each other with high fives.
Click the photo above or WATCH THIS ——> EET Harlem Shake
The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour and Catawba Valley Community College teamed up after our Tour event to do the Harlem Shake. Put a bunch of entrepreneurs in a room together and you’ll never know what will happen!
Written on February 15, 2013 by admin
We had a great event at Northern Arizona University (NAU), where the entrepreneurship spirit flourished at every minute as students and professors vigorously shared their visions and ideas. The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour (EET) at NAU was part of an ongoing set of entrepreneurship events that have the purpose of encouraging students to take action and develop their business ideas.
EJ Carrion at the beginning of the event.
The event started with EJ Carrion as the moderator. He began with an energetic introduction and a set of activities to break the ice among the students, this made the event more interactive. Everyone was having a great time learning from their classmates and from the stories that EJ Carrion told. Once everyone was in an entrepreneurship mood, Devin Lars, CEO/President of Doing Everything Different, told his entrepreneurial journey to the NAU students. He explained how he started his business, and all the obstacles he encountered on its way to produce his own clothing, as well as developing products for others.
Panel of Questions
At the Idea Creation Workshop led by EJ Carrion, students had the opportunity to write their ideas on paper and sketch a plan on how to accomplish them. This was a great step for all the students who have an idea but don’t know where to start. Before the event was over, Jason Jannati shared with them some tips and advices that have helped him to succeed in his business. Jason is a founding member of the Howard County Business Council; he plays a key role in fostering the development of important relationships within the energy efficiency industry. At the end of the event, students were talking about how insightful his talk was, and kept asking him questions and advices for themselves. Also, two local entrepreneurs participated together with Devin Lars and Jason Jannati at the panel of questions, where students asked them advices on how to keep moving with their business ideas, as well as what should be the next step they ought to take to materialize them.
The EET event at Flagstaff, Arizona was possible thanks to the effort of the people at Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (NACET) and NAU. We hope to go back one day and keep motivating students to accomplish their entrepreneurial dream.
Some of the NAU students at the end of the event.
Written on November 15, 2012 by admin
The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour closed this EET season at West Valley College in the absolutely stunning Saratoga, CA. Over 300 energetic students participated in the event – all eager to lean how they too could Think and Grow Rich (a Top Book recommended by the entrepreneurs though the day)!
Evan Kirkpartick flew in form LA to share his story with the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour for the first time. His positive attitude and character shined through as he faced travel challenges through airline delays and some speed-bumbs on the way in. Props to him for going the distance in order to share entrepreneurship at all costs!! We were delighted to have him on as part of the tour and he rocked his debut as an EET speaker!
Check out this picture on the right – it is from the flight in to the San Jose Airport. Awesome views!
While it was Evan’s first time speaking on the tour, Eric Corl joined us for this event as a seasoned EET Speaker. I was very interested to learn that Eric Corl attended the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour while he was a student at Ohio State University about 5 years ago. Founders of the Extreme Tour, Michael Simmons and Sheena Lindahl, were conducting one of their first events with entrepreneurs Adam Whitty and Ryan Allis. Entrepreneurship was not main stream at the time so Eric was thrilled to meet other like-minded people. He befriended the team and still maintains that relationship today. Since then Eric has co-founded GoBigNetwork.com, founded IdeaBuyer.com and co-founded Fundable.com. He continues to share his passion for entrepreneurship – it was apparent as there was a constant line to speak with him after his keynote!
A huge thank you to West Valley College for being so dedicated to your students. Your passion for the entrepreneurship mindset shines though and made for a fantastic event!!
Written on November 10, 2012 by admin
As the Tour Manager for the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour I know it is generally a fun atmosphere, but the College of the Sequoias set the bar at an all time high for one of the most fun events I have ever been to! Thanks to Fiona, we were given blown up beach balls to place around the venue and to throw in the crowd. It wasn’t uncommon to see our speakers and audience playing beach volleyball in between networking breaks, which made for an all time awesome event! If that wasn’t cool enough, we had audience members come down and show off their dancing schools, including a student rapping for the crowd!
Thanks to College of the Sequoias for being a part of the most awesome Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour events I’ve ever had!
Written on November 2, 2012 by admin
We arrived at Lassen Community College (LCC) bright and early Friday morning bringing with us high fives and team awesome, up and ready to inspire students and the community to dream big!
Lassen Community College is nestled amid the tree filled beauty of Susanville California. Dr. Garrett Taylor, LCC Business Instructor, kicked off the event. Dr Taylor, in collaboration with the Shasta BEC and Feather River College is bringing entrepreneurship support and awareness to the community.
Students came to the event thinking that one of the only favorable career paths would be working for the state or government. After the event, students came up to us, telling us that they found a new hope in making their ideas, a reality.
Here is what students had to say after the event:
“I learned you have to fail to succeed”
“You must take action like Mike did”
“I learned you must make small manageable goals”
“Don’t let anyone tell you no, you can do it. Start a business and prove them wrong”
Thank you Lassen College for an awesome time! We hope to see you again next year.
Written on November 1, 2012 by admin
The tour’s next stop was Greenville California, in Plumas County. The students were excited to hear Mike Pronovost from Fresno talk about how he created one of the world’s fastest high-speed internet networks. He has worked on collaboration projects with Microsoft, Citrix, and Verizon. Mike’s advice to students is “Don’t let others tell you what you can do, and can’t do”. Pursue your dreams and make your dreams a reality.
Thank you for bringing us to beautiful Greenville California. It could not have been possible without the BEC, Shasta College YEP (Rick and Darren), Amy Schultz from Feather River College YEP. We are happy to be apart of helping students reach their dreams and start a business in your community.
Next Stop – Susanville California!