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Nov 18: Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour

November 17, 2010 | By | No Comments

Extreme Entrepreneurship TourThe Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour is coming to Northwood University, 11.18.10, 3-7 pm, Sloan Auditorium.

Come hear young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders who’ve made, earned, and sold their company for millions and/or made a huge impact before 25. (See bios below)

Speakers will discuss how to:
* Build your personal brand
* Expand your network
* Define your life vision
* Get started on your goals even with limited resources.

All students can leverage the entrepreneurial mindset in this increasingly global and automated world.

This half-day event has four parts:
1) Successful Young Entrepreneur Keynote Speakers
2) Workshop- Dream / idea creation with action plan and accountability.
3) Two Networking Events
4) Extreme Entrepreneurship Panel

For more info about the format go to http://www.extremetour.org/about/event-format.php

REGISTER AT: http://journeypage.com/events/northwoodmi/
Space is limited—reserve your spot today!

Keynote Speakers


BusinessWeek says AREL MOODIE “teaches young people that anything is possible.” Essence Magazine said that “Arel Moodie should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories…He made it to college and is now America’s Top Young Speaker.” USA Today recognized Arel Moode as a Top Generation Y
Entrepreneur.

Arel is the bestselling author of Your Starting Point for Student Success, a book not about helping students go to college, but more importantly helping students successfully go THROUGH college to truly succeed in school and in life.

Arel grew up on welfare in the projects of Brooklyn, NY where he witnessed those around him being murdered and imprisoned. Being picked on, beaten up, and robbed at knifepoint were typical, harsh experiences he now credits as the force behind his success. Seeing college as his “way out”, Arel took advantage of his college opportunity to the fullest. He started his first successful internet company while in college, and served as president of four different student organizations. Arel’s college awarded him the “Albert Tillman Award”, naming him “The Most Outstanding Graduating Senior”.

Now, as a professional speaker and co-owner of The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour, Arel has spoken to
over 65,000 students in 39 states and two countries by his 26th birthday. Arel is named one of the country’s Top Generation Y Leaders in the book Millennial Leaders as well as being featured in the #1 NY Times Bestselling book who’s got your back by Keith Ferrazzi (also author Never Eat Alone). In his spare time, Arel likes to dance and has performed with the Grammy Award winning R&B group 112. He also loves his pug and high-fives.

LAUREN BERGER created Intern Queen Inc. while finishing college at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Lauren had been dubbed “The Intern Queen” by local and national press after participating in fifteen internships during her four years of college.FOX, NBC, MTV, BWR Public Relations are some of the companies that stand out on her resume. As “The Intern Queen”, Berger developed an internship consulting service and an intern-themed clothing line, Internal EthiKs. She picked up the award for “Best Young Entrepreneur of the Year” at the 2007-2008 Stevie Awards in Vegas last year. Lauren is a featured blogger on WomenEntrepreneur.com, has been published in MTV/Frommer’s EUROPE book and has also been published in US WEEKLY, SEVENTEEN, NICKELODEON, NY FAMILY, AXIS, TALENT IN MOTION, NYCOOL.COM, JUSTINE, and more.

ROBERT NICHOLSON is a serial and social entrepreneur with companies in home healthcare, real estate, auto racing, tshirts, and more. He started as a sole proprietor after high school when he purchased his first duplex. Robert used this first investment to invest in several more rental properties. He next moved onto the home healthcare industry with the formation of Better Living Now, Inc. which provides residential services for individuals with MRDD.

While in college at Ohio State Robert was President of the Business Builders Club and a two time finalist in the Deloitte Fisher Business Plan Competition and a finalist in the Social Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition. The Business Builders Club was the top award winning organization at Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business during Rob’s time as President. The business plans he wrote while in college raised $750,000 in startup capital and have generated three startup companies which have created over fifty jobs and millions in revenues. One of those companies, Dirt Tracks Inc. currently owns and operates Midway Speedway in Crooksville, OH and is working on the acquisition of two additional tracks.

Currently, Rob is the Executive Director of The Nicholson Center where he is working on his newest
venture which provides day habilitation programming and employment opportunities to MRDD adults.
This not for profit company began providing services through Medicaid in February of 2009. This company allows Robert to run a social enterprise and put his business talents to work while improving his community.
Hosted by: The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise at Northwood University

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Nov 19: Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour in Midland, MI

November 16, 2009 | By | No Comments

Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at Northwood University

The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour (http://www.extremetour.org) is coming to Northwood University, 11.19.09, 3-7 pm, Sloan Auditorium.

Come hear young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders who’ve made, earned, and sold their company for millions and/or made a huge impact before 25. (See bios below)

Speakers will discuss how to:
* Build your personal brand
* Expand your network
* Define your life vision
* Get started on your goals even with limited resources.

All students can leverage the entrepreneurial mindset in this increasingly global and automated world.

This half-day event has four parts:
1) Successful Young Entrepreneur Keynote Speakers
2) Workshop- Dream / idea creation with action plan and accountability.
3) Two Networking Events
4) Extreme Entrepreneurship Panel

For more info about the format go to http://www.extremetour.org/about/event-format.php

REGISTER AT: http://www.extremetour.org/northwood
Space is limited—reserve your spot today!

Keynote Speakers

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 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.

JOESEPH A. PASCARETTA has been Chief Executive Officer of Alps Technology since 2000 and a member of the Board of Directors since he co-founded the company in June of 1999. Mr. Pascaretta has served as Chairman of the Board from February 2000 to present and President from June 1999 to January 2000. Mr. Pascaretta has been a member of the Executive Committee since June 1999. He served as President and Corporate Director of The Alps Lawn Company from May 2002 to June 2008. Mr. Pascaretta is a graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Hosted by: The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise at Northwood University
http://www.northwood.edu/creativitycenter/

Partner: The Mid Michigan Innovation Center
http://www.MMIC.us

Partner: Incuba8 presented by Opportunity Analysts LLC. http://www.Incuba8.com
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Past Events Directory

December 31, 2009 | By | No Comments

Dec 3-4th, 2009 , 6:00- 9:30pm, Dec 5th, 2009, 2:00-5:30 pm- Concept Crafting Workshop, Mid Michigan Innovation Center, Lake Isabella Conference Room (Map), $150

  • A series of workshops to develop and refine entrepreneurial ideas and to guide entrepreneurs through the steps prior to a formal business proposal.
  • Attendees:  Creative individuals who want to craft their ideas into a viable business concept

Dec 5th, 2009, 9:30- 1:00pm – Young Entrepreneur Round Table, Mid Michigan Innovation Center, Lake Isabella Conference Room (Map), $10

  • A half day discussion on how to accelerate the startup process, support others trying to start businesses, and cultivate an entrepreneurial community.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • A call in number will be provided for our distance attendees. Please email cshick(at)opportunityanalysts.com for distance access.
  • Attendees:  Targeting established entrepreneurs under the age of 30 throughout Michigan

Dec 8th & 9th, 2009-, 9:30 am – 4:00pm, Consulting / Freelance Setup Workshop, Mid Michigan Innovation Center, Lake Ontario Conference Room (map), $175

  • A two-day workshop to walk people through the consulting setup process.  More specifically to help them define their services, create a pricing model, establish credibility and web presence, and create a strategy to attract customers.
  • Attendees:  Individuals who want to setup or better position their consulting services

Dec 8th, 2009- EntreMeetup: Entrepreneur & Social Entrepreneur Meetup, $5

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Summer Events- 2009

July 29, 2009 | By | No Comments

We are proud to present Incuba8 2009(pronounced “Incubate”)! Local startup consultant Caryn Shick of Opportunity Analysts, LLC is teaming up with Midland Tomorrow, the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center,Northwood University- Alden B. Dow Creativity Center, and an array of entrepreneurs from all over the country to bring you a series of three entrepreneurial conferences that will guide you through the start-up process and help you launch your dream business. (Thank you sponsors!)

Come hear how Alex Lindahl founded www.collegemogul.com, and how a variety of other successful entrepreneurs have built their businesses from scratch. If you are serious about creating new revenue streams, launching a product, building an info site, or just developing a small source of automated income, Incuba8 will have something for you. Incuba8 will allow you the opportunity to develop your concept, create your vision, and launch your company from start to finish.

Below are the breakdowns of the events that will be held throughout August. If you are excited about pursuing your dreams, generating income, and want to learning how to navigate the startup process, register today!

Incuba8 is looking for:

  • People with great business ideas
  • Local inventors with that would like to be included in the area innovation showcase
  • Business mentors and presenters with startup expertise
  • Entrepreneurial support organizations that would like to be included in the organizational fair

Why Incuba8?

  • Too many great ideas sit without being pursued
  • It is possible to do what you want and get paid
  • There are many free resources waiting to be tapped into
  • The entrepreneurial process is full of ambiguity and learning to navigate that ambiguity can be daunting on your own

 

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Below are the events this summer. Come to the an individual event or the whole program!

Area Innovation ShowcaseAugust 10th, 10:15- 11:30 am, Alden B. Dow Creativity Center, Midland, MI

  • Meet the area’s most creative innovators, services providers , inventors, and product creators.
  • Showcase your new invention or business idea to angel investors, customers, and other entrepreneurs at the first Area Innovation Showcase. REGISTER Here!

Concept Crafting Boot Camp August 10-12th, Alden B. Dow Creativity Center, Midland, MI

  • A workshop that helps you create a viable and feasible business proposal by helping you walk through the ideation process needed to outline your startup’s purpose, strategy, and revenue model. This workshop targets motivated entrepreneurs under 30.
  • Suggested donation: $65 (scholarships available upon qualification). REGISTER Here!

Entrepreneurial and Social Entrepreneurial Meetup August 12th, 7:00 pm, 2470 E NewCastle Ln, Midland

  • A networking event creating connections among smart, driven people from all walks of life in Mid-Michigan to build a better community and world together.
  • Suggested donation: $5

Mid Michigan Innovators Speakers Series, Alex Lindahl, Co-Founder of College Mogul August 13th, 4:30 pm, The Sloan Building at Northwood University, Midland, MI

Business Launch WeekendAugust 13-16th, The Sloan Building at Northwood University, Midland, MI

  • Develop your own business concept with the help of our mentors and experts targeting motivated individuals under 30.
  • Don’t have a business concept? Jump on board with some of the hottest new concepts in Michigan and contribute your talent to making them a reality. REGISTER Here!

Business Setup ConferenceAugust 18th,  8:00 am-7 pm, Mid Michigan Innovation Center, Midland, MI

  • Have all of your startup questions answered by the experts.
  • This event is focused on walking startups through the organizational structure, legal & accounting setup, intellectual capital strategies, and licensing your idea.
  • Attendees will receive instruction from Intellectual Property Specialists, Start-up Lawyers, Accounting Specialists and more.
  • Suggested donation: $100.  REGISTER FOR THE BUSINESS SETUP CONFERENCE Here!

If you or someone you know is interested or is considering a business start-up check out our website or contact Caryn Shick at [email protected] or 989-430-3518.