|Author of "The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur" to speak Feb. 9|
The Center for Innovation is bringing Michael Michalowicz, author of "The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur" and founder of Obsidian Launch, as the January speaker for the Entrepreneur Forum series. The Entrepreneur Forum will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, in Room 5, Gamble Hall. A pay parking lot is across University Avenue.
Founder of three multimillion-dollar companies, Michalowicz will share his "get real" approach to business and answer questions from the audience. One of his current companies, Obsidian Launch, partners with first-time entrepreneurs to help them build their ideas into industry leaders.
He started his first business at the age of 24. Having limited resources and no experience, he systematically grew a multimillion-dollar technology business, sleeping in conference rooms to avoid hotel costs. Following the sale of his first company, he launched a new business venture the very next day. Within three years Michalowicz sold it to a Fortune 500. His newest creation, Obsidian Launch, fosters startup businesses with Mike's "get rich right" approach. www.obsidianlaunch.com
He graduated from Inc. and MIT's 'Birthing of Giants' Entrepreneurial Program and several times has been named Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a recurring guest on entrepreneurship on CNBC's "The Big Idea" with Donny Deutsch, has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), The New York Times, Inc. magazine, SmartCEO Magazine and others. He has guest lectured for entrepreneurial groups at Babson, Boston College, Columbia, Harvard Penn State, and now the University of North Dakota.
The Entrepreneur Forum is a periodical gathering of entrepreneurs and business people who share experiences, strategies, and success stories. The event is sponsored by the Center for Innovation and is open to the public. 100 copies of Mike's book The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur will be given away to UND students. for further information, visit www.toiletpaperentrepreneur.com
-- Center for Innovation.