Innovating Through Artistry

In Entrepreneurial Tool Box, The Idea, WEBSITES & BLOGS on June 19, 2008 at 7:03 pm

Are you ready to meet some extremely talented young entrepreneurs? Sheena Lindahl and Michael Simmons, two very energetic evangelistic missionaries for student entrepreneurship, own and run Extreme Tour Inc.

Besides traveling in a bright red and black big bus around the United States to college campuses to spread their message about the power of entrepreneurship, they both have impressive entrepreneurial credentials.

Using creative financing strategies, Sheena became financially independent from her parents at the age of 17 and has been able to completely pay her way through New York University’s $30,000+ yearly tuition, excel in school, work full-time at jobs she loves, co-found a business, and write a book.

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.

Together they have written two books: “The Student Success Manifesto” and “All or Nothing, Now or Never”.

Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour offers each college campus the opportunity to be inspired through hearing the stories of other young entrepreneurial speakers. Check out this amazing list of young talented contributors.

“80% of the millionaires in this country are entrepreneurs. The founders of Google don’t make millions in salary but rather work for only $1 per year. However, their stock is worth $18 billion,” Michael offered to one college group.

While I know that many in the arts have little interest in making big money, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to do whatever you feel like with your art because you could afford to?

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