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UIS to host stop on Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour

September 25, 2007

Contact: Cindy Greene, 217/206-6508, cgree2@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD – The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour, the first-ever collegiate entrepreneurship tour, will visit the University of Illinois at Springfield on Tuesday, October 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. in Lincoln Residence Hall on the UIS campus. The event is free and open to the public; advance registration is preferred, but not required. Participants can attend all or part of the event.

The tour is the inspiration of Michael Simmons and Sheena Lindahl, co-founders of Extreme Entrepreneurship Education and authors of The Student Success Manifesto and All or Nothing, Now or Never. Speakers comprise many of America's top young entrepreneurs who have made, earned, or sold a company for millions and/or otherwise made an impact before age 30. Their shared vision is for all American college students to graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset. This event will provide both inspiration and practical advice for emerging entrepreneurs and students of all academic disciplines.

Simmons will be the keynote speaker at UIS. Doug Fath of the Extreme Tour will moderate a discussion with Joe Kim of Design Ideas, Springfield; Michelle Tjelmeland of e-Websmart, Springfield; and Mary Byers, local author and motivational speaker.

A number of exhibitors will also be present, including the UIS College of Business and Management, Career Development Center, and Center for Entrepreneurship; SCORE; LLCC Small Business Development Center; State Farm Insurance; Illinois Entrepreneurship Network; e-Websmart; Chamber of Commerce Young Springfield Professionals Network; and Design Ideas.

The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour is presented by VenturePort.org and sponsored by Inc. Magazine. UIS sponsors are the Career Development Center, the College of Business and Management, Center for Entrepreneurship, Student Government Association, and Student Activities Committee.

Registration can be completed online at www.uis.edu/careerservices. Click on the Extreme Tour Logo to visit the event webpage. 

UIS' Career Development Center provides students with a full range of office-based and online services including career exploration and development, job search assistance, guidance with graduate school preparation, and career transitions. The center is located in room 50 of the Student Affairs Building, or go to www.uis.edu/careerservices.

For more information about the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at UIS, contact Cindy Greene, employer relations coordinator in the center, at 206-6508. 

For more information about Extreme Entrepreneurship, or to schedule an interview, contact Sheena Lindahl at 1-800-930-8021 x703.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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