Monday, June 22, 2009

Young Entrepreneur Cram Session

Thanks to our friends at Intuit (thanks Kira!) for making this opportunity available to us.  Be sure to sign up before all the slots are gone.



I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison a couple of years ago and have been working at Intuit since. I've had the opportunity to work in Intuit's Small Business Group, so I now view entrepreneurship in a different way than I had before.

Many of my friends from college have gone on to work for other companies but a few have started their own business. Now when I talk to them or when I go into a new store for the first time, or try a new product, I can't help but wonder how that business got started. What's their story? What pushed him or her to take that idea and make it into a running business and what have they learned? Could I start my own business some day?

Well now is the time to answer some of those questions. Join me on Wednesday, June 24th at noon PT, for a "Young Entrepreneur Cram Session." In this one-hour online event, you will hear from other young entrepreneurs on how they started their businesses, what challenges they faced and how they overcame them. You will also be able to ask questions and share your own advice.

Featured panelists include:

Michael AdamsMichael.jpgwho founded Eddie's Energy Bars based in Richmond, VT. makes all natural, no preservative energy bars that are locally homemade and community supported. The company was recently named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Companies to Watch.

Melissa Baswell, owner of Mountains of the MoonMelissa.jpga Chicago-based sustainable design and apparel organization aimed at creating chic, high-quality eco-friendly clothing. Melissa was also one of our Small Business United Grant Competition winners.

• Kavin Stewart, co-founder and CEO of LOLappsKavin.jpga provider of easy-to-use tools that allow anyone to create and customize applications on social networks. Beginning operations in early 2008, they now have 44 million unique visitors using their tools.

This exclusive event is open to the first 100 who register, so sign up herenow!

If you aren't able to attend the Cram Session, no worries. You can follow the event #YECram on Twitter, look for updates on the Small Business United Blog, or hear others' stories and share your tips

Jason Wisneski is on Intuit's small business communications team. A Gen Y-er himself, he is looking forward to moderating the Young Entrepeneur Cram Session next Wednesday, June 24th.

Howie Rhee, MBA
Managing Director
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Room E167J
919-923-7113 mobile

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