We recently received the evaluation results from the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour that came to one of our northeast Minnesota college campuses on March 3, 2009. The Tour consists of motivational presentations by college-age entrepreneurs from around the U.S. The event provided a professional setting for students, faculty, and staff of our area community colleges, as well as members of the surrounding communities, to learn more about entrepreneurship and feel inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit. The event also served to increase awareness among students of entrepreneurship as a career option and of our efforts to increase entrepreneurship education regionally.
Attached are some of the compiled evaluation results, and below are just a few samples of the feedback we received from students who participated:
Very inspiring and encouraging - gave me the kick in the butt I needed to get this started.
It was very motivational and pumped me up! I liked the interaction with others and the positive attitudes! It was awesome!
The biggest thing I learned is that it is possible and not as scary as I thought to start your own business (and my parents own two businesses!!)
The tour had a great impact on me and I walked away with a lot more knowledge about going into business.
The exercise on establishing a goal-vision -mission brought back a business idea that I started researching one year ago. Due to illness and workload, I had put it on the back burner. Today, I will bring my project out of the closet and begin to obtain my goal.
The event was a success, and I am pleasantly amazed at how well it reached through to our students and engaged their interests! A number of them have since expressed an interest in participating in our Campus Entrepreneurship Initiative planning teams.