Archive for November, 2011

Launching Entrepreneurship at California University of Pennsylvania

On November 9, the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour team came to the California University of Pennsylvania as part of the launch of their Entrepreneurship Leadership Center & Student Incubator on the California, Pennsylvania, campus.

The center already has a great start due to the leadership of the executive director, Kelly Hunt, and the enthusiasm of a strong group of students. But the tour came in to give the program extra exposure and encourage more students to get involved.

Throughout the course of the afternoon, 125 individuals, including students and members of the community, came out to hear how they could pursue their dreams of small business ownership. Ash Kumra, business coach, speaker and chairman and co-founder of DesiYou gave the first keynote speech. During his talk, he shared some of his life lessons, including looking to build a great company instead of looking to sell a business as quickly as possible. Key note speaker, Arel Moodie, also shared about his challenges and successes, including rising from the projects to being one of America’s top speakers and authors.

By authentically sharing about what worked–and what didn’t–in their journeys, the speakers encouraged students that they could consider entrepreneurship as an option. Also, the event pointed students toward the resources on their campus to support them in the process.

Another awesome event with a purpose of promoting entrepreneurship among the next generation of entrepreneurs!