In June 2018, KU’s College of Business offered a free workshop for youth entrepreneurs to share ideas and build their business.
The forum, which is part of the Kansas University Business Center, was led by the Entrepreneurship Center and aimed to help young entrepreneurs build a career in entrepreneurship.
It was a unique opportunity for young entrepreneurs, said Alex Brown, one of the founders of the Entrepreneur News website.
Brown and his business partner, Mike Siegelman, are the founders and CEO of the company The Kansas Kid, which provides tutoring, business education, and business development to underprivileged children and their families.
Siegelman said they were motivated to create the forum because of the growing interest among the public and government about the entrepreneurial spirit among young people.
“When I heard about this forum, I thought it was a perfect opportunity for a lot of people to get in contact with this community,” Brown said.
“We want to help them build their businesses, their companies, their businesses.”
Brown said that while the forum had no direct financial compensation for participants, they were excited about getting their ideas and ideas being heard.
“We want the youth to be able to see that there are some great entrepreneurs out there,” he said.
The group was a good resource for them, Brown said, and he believes that other entrepreneurs are interested in participating.
“I think that there’s a lot more of a focus on kids in general.
They’re the ones that are most likely to get the most help and support,” he added.