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Millionaire Speaks to Students

virtual-speaker-seriesThe Entrepreneurs Club at Michigan Tech kicked off its year-long Extreme Entrepreneur Live Speaker series Wednesday night.

People were packed into a Michigan Tech conference room to attend a virtual lecture with entrepreneur Cameron Johnson.

The 25-year-old millionaire spoke about the importance of mentors in the business world.  Those watching were able to ask Johnson questions via text and e-mail.

“Last year we had a similar event but it was like one action packed day with five different speakers talking for about an hour each,” said Entrepreneurs Club President Travis White.  “This gives us 10 speakers throughout the year and each night is an hour and half of content.”

The lectures are held the first Wednesday of every month in the Academic Office building, room 101.  The next speaker will be Anthony Adams on Wednesday, October 6. Everyone is welcome to attend.


This was originally posted by Ashley Palumbo of TV6.

The Extreme Entrepreneurship Virtual Speaker Series is brought to Michigan Tech by the Institute for Leadership and Innovation and the School of Business and Economics.

Extreme Entreprenuership: Virtual Speaker Series

cameron-johnson1The School of Business and Economics, the Entrepreneurs Club, and the Institute for Leadership and Innovation are hosting the Extreme Entrepreneurship Virtual Speaker Series for the 2010-2011 academic year.  The series kicks off on Wednesday in Academic Office Building 101 at 7:00pm with Cameron Johnson. The Virtual Speaker Series is designed to inspire students and community members by hearing stories and learning the secrets behind the success of the world’s top entrepreneurs who are still in their 20’s. View the complete schedule for the Virtual Seminar Series.

Details for Wednesday

Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 pm-8:30 pm. Academic Office Building, 101.

Cameron started his first business at the age of nine and before graduating high school, he was recognized as one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in the world. As a teenager he started a dozen profitable businesses and at 15, he became the youngest American appointed to the board of a Tokyo-based company. Last year, Cameron was a finalist on Oprah Winfrey’s first prime time series, The Big Give, which aired on ABC.

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Young Entrepreneurs on Campus Monday, Nov. 16

The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour (brought to campus by the Entrepreneurs Club) will bring three young entrepreneurs who made it big by the age of 25. A sneak preview about each speaker is below! Stop by the MUB Ballroom A on Monday, November 16 to hear and meet these successful entrepreneurs!

Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons
Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons is a young, serial, award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author of The Student Success Manifesto, and national keynote speaker to over 30,000 individuals.

Michael’s company, Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour, brings the country’s top young entrepreneurs to college campuses to spread the entrepreneurial mindset. Started in fall 2006, the tour has visited over 100 schools nation-wide and has received the Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations and the Program of the Year award from Northern Michigan University. More can be learned at http://www.extremetour.org.

Michael co-founded his first business, Princeton WebSolutions (PWS), when he was sixteen years old. PWS was later rated the #1 youth-run web development company in the nation by Youngbiz Magazine. In addition, Michael has been the winner of three entrepreneur of the year awards from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Fleet, and the National Coalition for Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship. He and his company have been featured in five books and on the AOL Home Page, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, ABC, NBC, and CBS. Finally, in 2006, Michael was named by Business Week as one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25.

Anthony Adams

Anthony Adams
Anthony Adams

Anthony David Adams, 28, is an award winning American inventor and entrepreneur. Most recently, Anthony made headlines for his salacious education blog, DetentionSlip.org, which at just one year old was named one of the Top 25 Blogs of 2009 by Time Magazine.

In addition to DetentionSlip, Anthony serves as CEO of CreditCovers: skins for credit cards — an angel funded company based on a product he invented, patented, and developed.

You may have seen him and his companies on FoxNews, Time Magazine, The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Daily Candy, Glamour, Readers Digest, ABC, NBC, Cool Hunting, or 500+ other media outlets.

Anthony has consulted on innovation, creativity, branding and marketing for The United Nations, BMW, SC Johnson Wax, Inventibles, The Salvation Army, Bisnow Media Group, The Summit Series and others.

Previous to his work in the private sector, Anthony was executive director and lead lobbyist at United Council, a 120,000 member student organizing non-profit. He holds a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2005), and a Bachelors in Psychology from Edinboro University (2003).

Anthony lives in lower Manhattan and enjoys ultimate frisbee, chess, skydiving, vegan food, computer programming, rubiks cubes, running and working out with his Broadway star brother, Nick Adams.

Brendan Ciecko

Brendan Ciecko
Brendan Ciecko

Brendan Ciecko, 21, is the founder and CEO of Ten Minute Media, a company that specializes in digital media and creative services for the music entertainment industry. Ciecko started producing websites for emerging rock bands at the early age of 12 and quickly transformed his talents into a thriving business. Since its official establishment in 2003, Ten Minute Media has acquired an impressive and flourishing list of major clients including, Warner, Universal, Sony Music, Capitol Records and some of the biggest names in entertainment.

With such a striking repertoire, Ciecko has gained the attention of the national press. In October of 2008, Ciecko appeared on the cover of Inc. Magazine in the feature article, “Cool, Determined, Under 30.” He has also appeared in Entrepreneur Magazine, Boston Globe, PC Magazine, FastCompany, NPR and was a national finalist of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.

Behind Ciecko’s business persona there exists an artistic and musical essence, a part of Ciecko that takes most pride in having worked with music icons, Mick Jagger, Natalie Cole, Katy Perry, and Lenny Kravitz.

Ciecko is an advocate in the efforts to revitalize historic downtown Holyoke, a post-industrial city in MA. He also sits on the Massachusetts “It’s All Here” Advisory Board.

Outside the office, Ciecko is an avid traveler, architecture geek, and lover of music and art.