| Young Entrepreneurs Visit CCSF
Nov 13, 2009
The spirit of American entrepreneurism is alive and well, poised to take San Francisco’s youth by storm on Nov. 18. The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour—the first ever collegiate entrepreneur tour—will be visiting City College of San Francisco (CCSF) for a final stop on its 18-college-tour throughout the state.
The tour features many of California’s top young entrepreneurs who have made, earned or sold companies for millions of dollars and/or made a huge impact before the age of 30. One speaker, Cameron Johnson (24) from Los Angeles, started a dozen profitable businesses and became a self-made millionaire while he was still a teenager. Another speaker, Rahim Fazal (27) from San Francisco, sold his first business for $1.5 million as he was graduating high school.
With state unemployment at a record high and job prospects grim, more and more college students are thinking about starting their own business. “One problem the current economic situation has pointed out, is that we need to better develop our resources,” said Al Dixon, director of the San Francisco Small Business Development Center. “Bringing the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour to City College of San Francisco is an out-of-the-box strategy that taps a largely overlooked resource: the creativity and energy of our young people,” he added.
The Tour helps students take the next step by offering inspiration and practical advice about how to start a business. Small businesses with fewer than 20 employees are responsible for 35% of all jobs in the nation’s largest state.
This event will provide inspiration and practical advice. Both emerging entrepreneurs and students of all disciplines are invited to attend to learn how they can apply the entrepreneurial mindset to their lives regardless of career choice.
CCSF is committed to helping both its students and members of the community succeed in the changing economy, and both are invited to take part in the day’s events on Wed., Nov. 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Diego Rivera Theatre on CCSF’s Ocean Campus (50 Phelan Avenue). Admission is FREE of charge.
Programming is sponsored by the San Francisco Small Business Development Center at City College of San Francisco, and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
For more information about the day’s events, visit www.extremetour.org or call Alex Kramer at (415) 841-4057, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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