Club E Kicks off Feb. 13

by francine Hardaway on January 26, 2007

Some of the brightest young entrepreneurial leaders in the state have come together to accelerate the entrepreneurial movement in Arizona with “Club Entrepreneur”. Open to those of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels, Club E aims to be a nucleus for entrepreneurial activity, providing an unbeatable network of entrepreneurs from nearly every industry, mixed with a healthy dose of bright, motivated students from around Arizona.

Our kick-off meeting will be Tuesday February 13th at 5:30 P.M. at Suite 301 (Mill Ave. & 5th, 3rd floor above Hooters). The featured speaker will be Peter J. Burns III, founder of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and the bation’s first College of Entrepreneurship at Grand Canyon University.

A serial entrepreneur, he started his first business at the age of 19. In the 30 years since then, he has started more than 100 other businesses, ranging from the first moped rental company in the U.S. to a company that offers architectural rendering and animation production services to architects, builders and developers.

Mr. Burns got involved in higher education in 2005 when he began teaching an entry-level entrepreneurship class at the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. After watching the class grow from a few students to approximately 100 students, he saw and recognized a need and followed a path that would ultimately lead to the country’s first College of Entrepreneurship.

Among his accolades in education, Mr. Burns was the youngest participant in Harvard Business School’s Owners and Presidents Management Program and was named one of the top 50 business leaders in the valley by the Business Journal.

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