Are entrepreneurs born or are they developed? I think the better question is why aren’t you an entrepreneur? Whether you become a job creator or an employee, is usually based on the tools you are given. If no one teaches you how to start a business, how will you even know where to begin?
The aim of TrepMaker is to provide those tools for you. For the moment, we focus on High School kids in America.
In collaboration with the teachers, we have helped High School students write a business plan. Through the Rotary of Altadena, we have awarded scholarships to winning student business plans since 1999.
We have extended our influence to Nigeria. In 2012, we ran a conference with thousands of locals in attendance.
This is our 6th year in Nigeria (5 for me), reaching out to 7500 University Students to date in 5 day Seminars on “How to Make a Job” complete with graduation certificate and opportunity to participate in contest to Write a Business Plan” and win (top 3 in each of 5 Universities to date) a lap top computer. We have taught seminars in Imo State (Federal Polytechnic University Nekeda), Imo College of Advanced Professional Studies, Federal Polytech Kaduna in Kaduna State, Gidan Waya Teachers College (Nassarawa) and Federal University of Technology in Minna, Niger State.
A number of these students have started and run successful businesses today.
Our teaching team this year includes Sarah Phillips Nigerian American and former Chief Legislative Officer in Kaduna State (5.5 million people), Mary Lakeru Nigeian American Business Consultant in Orange county and John Davis, Chief Financial Officer Mt. Sierra College and yours truly former Property Manager CEO and Chamber of Commerce CEO.
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