On August 19th, 2010, the Foothill Workforce Investment Board and Southern California Gas Company sponsored the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour which featured successful young entrepreneurs from across the nation. The event was held at the Pasadena Convention Center. The goal of the event is to inspire youth and young adults to create their own path during one of the worst economic downturns in 80 years. Students will brainstorm with business professionals and meet like-minded students through networking events.
Approximately 200 youth and young adults attended the event. Students were able to brainstorm with business professionals and meet like-minded students through this networking event. There were three keynote speakers including Arel Moodie author of the bestselling book 'Your Starting Point for Student Success', and featured in USA Today, Young Money Magazine, and on ABC, NBC, and Fox News affiliates. Arel is an expert on helping this generation of students begin taking action to achieve their goals. Arel is living proof that, no matter what your background is, we all can have the life that we deserve. Arel began his life on welfare in the projects of Brooklyn, New York, where he witnessed those around him being murdered and imprisoned. Yet he went on to attend college where he started his first successful internet company and was named the most outstanding graduate of his school.
The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour: Dream Big! is presented in partnership with the Free Enterprise Campaign with additional support from Inc. Magazine. The tour is comprised of many of America's top young entrepreneurs who've made, earned, or sold a company for millions and/or made a huge impact before the age of 30!