Susquehanna University to Host ‘Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour’
SELINSGROVE—Area residents and students who are nurturing the next great business idea can find support and inspiration when The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour comes to Susquehanna University Nov. 2. The free public event takes place at 7 p.m. in the university’s Weber Chapel Auditorium.
The tour will bring to campus many of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs to share stories about their greatest challenges, motivations and practical advice at workshops, networking events and high-energy lectures. Through these events, it is hoped that emerging entrepreneurs and students of all disciplines can learn how to apply the entrepreneurial mindset to their lives, regardless of career choice.
Sponsored by Inc. magazine, The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour was founded by Sheena Lindahl and Michael Simmons of Extreme Entrepreneurship Education, a New-York based media and education company that fosters the entrepreneurial mindset in college students. Lindahl graduated in 2005 with a communications studies degree from New York University. Before joining the tour, she managed the due diligence process at GreenHills Ventures, a New York venture capital firm.
Simmons graduated in 2005 from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has won three entrepreneur of the year awards from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Fleet and the National Coalition for Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship. He is the best-selling author of “The Student Success Manifesto.”
Business Week placed Lindahl and Simmons on its 2006 list of the country's top 25 entrepreneurs under 25. They also have been profiled in USA Today, the AOL homepage, CBS, NBC and ABC.
For more information about the day’s events, visit www.extremetour.org.
Founded in 1858, Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college that prepares students for achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, interconnected world. Academic excellence, study away and service learning, student-faculty collaboration and rich opportunities for creative and personal growth are hallmarks of a Susquehanna University education. Susquehanna students come from 36 states and 13 countries, and more than 90 percent of them find jobs or pursue graduate study within six months of graduation. The university is located in central Pennsylvania, in the town of Selinsgrove, along the banks of the scenic Susquehanna River and about three hours from major East Coast cultural, financial and recreational centers. For more information, visit www.susqu.edu.
Karen M. Jones