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[예스] theYESmovie - Young Entrepreneur Society

by Doer Ahn 2009. 4. 29.


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Sean Belnick

Sean Belnick
Founder of BizChair.com

The founder of BizChair.com, an online retailer and national wholesaler of office, home and school furniture.

Sean grew up in the age of the internet and first learned about e-commerce through eBay when he was 12. At the age of 14, Sean approached his step-dad, an independent furniture sales rep – and asked to put some of his products online to see if they would sell. Within months, Sean was receiving over 8,000 orders per month, too many for one 14 year old to handle. So Sean hired a couple of his friends, along with his mother, to come into his living room to help answer the phone. 

Following 9/11, the federal government called BizChair to make an order to replace the office furniture lost in the Pentagon. What they didn't know at the time was that they were ordering from a 15 year old. 



Les Brown

Les Brown
Best Selling Author and Award Winning Speaker

As a renowned professional speaker, author and television personality, Les Brown has risen to national prominence by delivering a high energy message which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness. It is a message Les Brown has learned from his own life and one he is helping others apply to their lives.

Les has had no formal education beyond high school, but with persistence and determination he as initiated and continued a process of unending self-education which has distinguished him as an authority on harnessing human potential. Les Brown's passion to learn and his hunger to realize greatness in himself and others helped him to achieve greatness as an award winning speaker, best selling author and media celebrity.




Dan “PunkASS” Caldwell
Co-Founder of TapouT

Punkass is the strong, silent type with the entrepreneurial mind in the TapouT Crew.

This counterculture crew boasts a sought-after clothing line, a raucous in-demand TV reality show, and sponsors the best MMA Fighters.  As the premiere lifestyle brand of the MMA world, TapouT undoubtedly corners the competition in and out of the octagon.

The ubiquitous logo-blazen tee shirt that made TapouT a house-hold name can now be purchased in over 20,000 retail stores worldwide (not including online), along with a full line of fighter gear, men’s, women’s, youth and accessories.



Katrina Campins

Katrina S. Campins
Apprentice / Realtor

As founder of The Campins Company and start of the first season of The Apprentice, Katrina is among the most visible and successful real estate professionals in the country.

Katrina’s sales production ranks her among the top ½ percent of Realtors® nationwide, and she has been featured in numerous publications including her recognition as Realtor Magazines “Top 30 under 30” in 2004.

Through years of dedication and passion, she has constructed an “A-List” roster of clientele consisting of celebrities, athletes and business executives.  Katrina’s negotiation skills, market knowledge and no-nonsense, results-driven approach make her the powerhouse she has become at a young age.



Ben Casnocha

Ben Casnocha
Founder of Comcate.com

A Silicon Valley–based entrepreneur and author, Ben is currently twenty years old and serves on the board of Comcate, Inc., the leading e-government technology firm he founded six years ago.

He has received various accolades. In 2006 BusinessWeek named him one of America's best young entrepreneurs. In 2004 PoliticsOnline ranked him among the "twenty-five most influential people in the world of Internet and politics." The Silicon Valley Business Journal named his blog one of the "Top 25 in Silicon Valley."

Ben’s work has been featured in hundreds of media around the world, including CNN and USA Today. He's a commentator for public radio's "Marketplace". He is a seasoned speaker on entrepreneurship and leadership, and he cofounded an intellectual discussion society for business and technology executives.



Ellie Drake

Dr. Ellie Drake
Inspirational Speaker

Ellie Drake is CEO of BraveHeart Productions. She is a Keynote Speaker, Coach, Doctor, and Successful Entrepreneur. She realized her love for speaking at a very young age. Speaking comes from the core of her soul, and she inspires the audiences as she talks about the "American Dream" and her journey to America. Ellie came to America 14 years ago, and loves to talk about this great land of Liberty and Free Enterprise.

Ellie doesn’t just speak; she lives what she speaks about. Because of her previous involvement in the industry of direct sales and as a result of being the top income earner in her company, she’s able to share through experience what works, what doesn’t, and why.



T. Harv Eker

T. Harv Eker
Founder of Peak Potentials, Speaker and Best Selling Author

Using the principles he teaches, T. Harv Eker went from zero to millionaire in only 2 1/2 years!

He combines a unique brand of 'street-smarts with heart'. T. Harv Eker is the founder and president of Peak Potentials Training, the fastest growing personal development company in North America.  Eker's high-energy, 'cut-to-the-chase' style keeps his audience spellbound. T. Harv Eker's motto is "talk is cheap" and his unique ability is getting people to take "action" in the real world to produce real success.

Eker is the author of the best-selling books, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and SpeedWealth.  He has also developed several highly-acclaimed courses such as The Millionaire Mind Intensive, Life Directions, Wizard Training and Train the Trainer. He is also the producer and trainer of the world-famous Enlightened Warrior Training.

Over 500,000 participants have come from all over the world to attend T. Harv Eker's seminars. His events change people's lives!



J.T. Foxx

J.T. Foxx
Real Estate Investor and Radio Personality

J.T. Foxx is the founder and President of Get Rich or Die Broke: The New Generation of Wealth and Success and the President of the National Association of Real Estate Millionaires.

Many know J.T. as a very popular weekend radio personality with the “J.T. Foxx Show”. This show features such celebrity guests as Senator McCain, Secretary of State, William Cohen, Jesse Jackson, Trump, and George Ross (Donald Trump’s right hand man), and celebrated authors like Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Bob Proctor, famed teacher from The Secret.

Although his popularity and success on the radio continues to rise, J.T.’s true passion is continuing to invest in real estate and helping others. In fact, J.T. still spends 80% of his time managing his investments and purchasing lucrative deals at well below their true market value.

At 28 years old, J.T. is known as the “Real Estate Phenom”. J.T. has accomplished a remarkable feat by buying and selling over 500 properties and closing over $40 million in real estate deals as a result. He succeeded with no money, no credit and no experience all within the last 4 years by the age of 27 - in a hot market.



Randy Gage

Randy Gage
Author, Speaker and Master Marketer

For more than 20 years, Randy Gage has been helping people transform self-limiting beliefs into self-fulfilling breakthroughs to achieve their dreams.

Randy Gage has been called “the Millionaire Messiah” because he believes that you are meant to be rich, and it is a sin to be poor!  Through his prosperity workshops, books and CDs, he travels the world teaching that health, happiness, and wealth are possible for all who desire it.  Randy reveals how to harness the power of thought and intention to manifest success in all areas of your life.

A former high school dropout, Randy rose from a dishwasher in a pancake house to become a multi millionaire.  This astonishing journey provides the foundation for the principles he teaches to help empower people to their own prosperity. Today he is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent experts on prosperity.



Farrah Gray

Dr. Farrah Gray
Business Mogel, Philanthropist, Best Selling Author and Syndicated Columnist

Raised in the impoverished South side of Chicago, Dr. Gray defied the odds and became a self-made millionaire by the age of 14.

At the age of 21, he received an Honorary Doctorate degree of Humane Letters from Allen University. This was in recognition of his ingenious economic mind and distinguished commitment to the development of values such as leadership, integrity and scholarship.

In his rise from poverty to national and international prominence as an entrepreneurial icon and pre-eminent power speaker, Dr. Gray has inspired millions around the world.

At the age of 24, he has achieved more than many achieve in a lifetime.



Hezekiah Griggs

Hezekiah Griggs III
Founder of HG3 Media

Hezekiah Griggs has journeyed from a 3 year old living in poverty to being the premier media innovator in the hip hop generation.

He learned about business and media in the hardened inner cities in Northern New Jersey at the age of 9 when he was paid $15 for a videotape of a church service he taped. That experience led Griggs to start his first company just a few months later.

After building a successful video production company, Griggs became concerned with the lack of vehicles for teens to express their voices and created TRUE (Teens Reaching for a Unified Era) magazine. Realizing that teens often lacked the financial means to purchase products, such as magazines, Griggs was successful in making the magazine free by attracting dozen's of corporate advertisers.

In 2003 Griggs started HG3 Media, which allowed him to be at the helm of a vast umbrella corporation which operated six different magazines and various multi-media projects.




Mark Victor Hansen
Best Selling Author, Speaker & Marketing Maven

The Chicken Soup for the Soul idea was just one of many that has propelled Mark into a worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, best-selling author and marketing maven.

His credentials include a lifetime of entrepreneurial success, in addition to an extensive academic background. He is also a prolific writer with many popular books such as The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, Dare to Win and others. Mark has also made a profound influence through his extensive library of audio programs, video programs and enriching articles in the areas of big thinking, sales achievement, publishing success and personal and professional development.

Mark Victor Hansen is an enthusiastic crusader of what's possible and is driven to make the world a better place.



Chris Howard

Christopher Howard
Wealth and Lifestyle Strategist

A best-selling author and prominent speaker, Chris Howard is the founder of Christopher Howard Training.  From the companies' humble beginnings in 2002, Chris has developed The Christopher Howard Companies into a multi million dollar international success.

Within four years, Chris conducted vast amounts of research into the lives and success strategies of the world's greatest businesses, philanthropic and spiritual leaders. As a result, he has developed a system to replicate the success strategies of the world's most legendary leaders and billionaires; from Branson to Buffett, and Gates to Gandhi.

Today, Chris Howard continues to dedicate his life to research and development into the finest cutting edge technologies of personal and professional achievement, relentless in his mission to eradicate poverty in the world and to empower individuals to live a deeply rich and fulfilling life.



Farhana Huq

Farhana Huq
Founder and CEO of C.E.O. Women

Coming from a family of self-made entrepreneur, Farhana founded C.E.O. Women in 2000.

This is the 3rd start-up venture she has been involved with, after being inspired by the enterprise revolution in her father’s native Bangladesh and by the struggles that poor, single women in her own family faced to become self-sufficient.

Farhana has always admired the creativity and freedom of micro-entrepreneurs. She envisions a world where the most powerful and unlikely relationships come together to connect women in meaningful ways.

She was recognized as one of the “40 Under 40” up and coming business professionals to watch by the East Bay Business Times and named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year National Finalist in the Supporter of Entrepreneurship Category. Most recently she was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship, the most prestigious fellowship for leading social entrepreneurs around the world.



Cam Johnson

Cameron Johnson
Young Serial Entrepreneur

Author of You Call the Shots, Cameron started his first business at the tender age of nine. He had started, run and sold 12 successful companies by the time he was 21. His business successes have been featured in Time, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, USA Today and many more, as well as on the Today Show and Good Morning America. When he was fifteen he became an advisory board member of a Tokyo-based company, and his autobiography, 15-Year-Old CEO, published in Japanese, became an instant best-seller.

He has consulted to Fortune 500 companies and is regularly a Keynote speaker at various conferences across the country. Every one of his businesses has been a success, even in the worst days of the Internet bust.

As a freshman in college, he started CertificateSwap.com, an online marketplace for gift cards, which was a runaway success and for which he was offered $10 million in venture capital. He and his partner sold the company instead. Today he runs several web-based businesses, in addition to consulting and sharing his expertise through various speaking engagements.



Suma Yakazi

Sumaya Kazi
Founder of The Cultural Connect

Not only the founder of The Cultural Connect, Sumaya serves as the Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief. She has been recognized by BusinessWeek Magazine as one of America's 'Top 10 Entrepreneurs Under 25', CNN as a 'Young Person Who Rocks', and has also been recognized as a 2007 Who's Who of Global Emerging Leaders. She frequently keynotes at Universities and business conferences across the U.S. on topics of entrepreneurship, community-building and bridging the non-profit community with other industries.

In her spare time, Sumaya works full-time as a Marketing Manager for the Global Communications Group at Sun Microsystems, the youngest in her division. Additionally, she serves as a high school entrepreneur adviser and mentor for BUILD, a social venture that empowers under-resourced students to excel in education and succeed professionally.



Lindahl Simmons

Sheena Lindahl & Michael Simmons
Co-founders of Extreme Entrepreneurship Education

Using creative financing strategies, Sheena became financially independent of her parents at the age of 17 and has been able to completely pay her way through NYU’s $30,000+ yearly tuition, excel in school, work full-time at jobs she loves, co-found a business, and write a book.

Michael co-founded his first business, Princeton WebSolutions (PWS), when he was sixteen years old. PWS was later rated the #1 youth-run web development company in the nation by Youngbiz Magazine. In addition, Michael has been the winner of three entrepreneur of the year awards from the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Fleet, and the National Coalition for Empowering Youth Entrepreneurship.

Sheena and Michael are also the authors of The Student Success Manifesto and All or Nothing, Now or Never and have been keynote speakers on the topics of student success and youth entrepreneurship at events and conferences from Washington state to Washington D.C. Recently, Michael and Sheena were named by Business Week as one of the country's top 25 entrepreneurs under 25.



Mike Litman

Mike Litman
Best Selling Author and Success Mentor

Author of the Best Selling book Conversations With Millionaires, Mike Litman has built a multi-million dollar company helping people unleash their greatness and become financially free.

In 1995 Mike graduated from the University of Rhode Island and had 6 jobs in the following 6 years. He was scattered, inconsistent, and was working at jobs he couldn't stand. He just couldn't give up on his dreams.

Over the last 6 years things have changed. Mike has helped over 253,000 people unleash their greatness and get on the road to financial success.



Andrea Lake

Andrea Lake
Apprentice / Founder of Sticker Junkie

A self-made multi-millionaire, Andrea enjoys creating business ventures on the frontiers of technology and popular culture.

Not satisfied with a conventional path, Andrea skipped college and personally financed her first enterprise: Rhythm Styx, a wildly successful toy company.

Driven by her early achievements, at age 23 Andrea Lake started a clothing distribution company targeted at the burgeoning youth market. Since then, Andrea Lake founded and is the CEO of five unique companies. 



James Malinchak

James Malinchak
Speaker and Author

Having made over 2,200 presentations worldwide, it’s no wonder he is considered one of the most requested keynote speakers in America today!

Recognized worldwide as one of the top speakers on the college circuit, James was voted College Speaker of the Year by Campus Activities magazine and the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA). He has spoke at over 700 colleges and conferences worldwide.

James is the author of 10 books including the top-seller, From College to the Real World, and is co-author of the audio program How to Ace College and Land a Great Career. He has appeared in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, numerous newspapers, and frequently writes articles for NACA’s Programming, AFA’s Perspectives and Campus Activities.



Delatorro McNeal

Delatorro McNeal II
Speaker, Author, Coach and Successful Entrepreneur

For over a decade, Delatorro L. McNeal, II has been transforming the lives of people from all walks of life.

As an internationally renowned Professional Speaker and Best Selling Author, Delatorro has spoken in 45 of the 50 US states, and has delivered well over 1000 presentations to major corporations, colleges and universities, professional associations, conventions, churches, and leadership conferences.

If he looks familiar, it’s because Delatorro has been featured on national and worldwide television networks like Fox News, NBC, BET, TBN, Daystar, Oxygen, and The Word Network as well as syndicated radio shows all across America.

He is the accomplished author of 5 books including his brand new 2008 release entitled, Caught Between a Dream and a Job: How to Leave the 9-to-5 behind, and Step into the Life You’ve Always Wanted.



Mike Michalowicz

Mike Michalowicz
The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

The Best Selling Author of the Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Mike is a recurring guest on CNBC’s The Big Idea. 

Mike has started and sold two multi-million dollar businesses that he started on a shoe-string budget.  His third company, Obsidian Launch, fosters startup businesses with Mike’s “get rich right” approach.



Shawn D Nelson

Shawn D. Nelson
Chief Sac, Love Sac

The quintessential out-of-the-basement entrepreneur, Shawn made the first Sac at 18.

Shawn’s huge Sac was seven feet across and took three weeks to stuff. He tried bean bag beads, but they made a mess, and were really not that soft. He then filled it with everything he could find, from packing peanuts to pillows to foam from those yellow camping mattresses, chopped up on a paper cutter. Now all Shawn needed was a name for his Sac. Harnessing the retro spirit of the 1970's and combining it with the idea of a "bag" gave birth to the name "LoveSac."

LoveSac first appeared at local home shows, boat shows, car shows, beer fests, October fests, and events at Shawn's school festivals at the University of Utah.

Since then LoveSac has opened 70 stores across the country, closed many of them through various reorganizations and strategic shifts, and has about 20 open today…which are more profitable than ever!

Shawn was also the winner of Richard Branson’s 2005 Rebel Billionaire reality show.



Joshua Newman

Joshua Bryce Newman
CEO Cyan Pictures

He has been called “a veritable Doogie Howser” by Forbes, and similarly praised by Time, Entrepreneur and the Wall Street Journal.

Joshua currently serves as CEO of Cyan Pictures, an independent film production and distribution company.

Previously, Joshua built and sold two tech companies: SharkByte and Powerdime.com - and served as Managing Partner of the Silicon Ivy Venture Fund.




Founder of Niurka Inc.

Niurka's life is the story of tenacity through tribulation resulting in massive triumph. She is one of the youngest, most successful and dynamic speakers, entrepreneurs, authors and healers in the mind-body-spirit community. Her message comes straight from the heart into the soul.

Niurka went from living out of her car as a teen dropout, selling gym memberships, water filters and knives door-to-door to earning over $100,000 a year by age 20 as the #1 corporate trainer for Anthony Robbins. She teaches from real world experience, using the same principles that transformed her past of pain and struggle into a life of passion, purpose and service.



Bob Proctor

Bob Proctor
Speaker, Author and Teacher

Most recently famed as one of the featured teachers in "The Secret" and founder of LifeSuccess, Bob has focused his entire agenda in for the past 40 years around helping people create lush lives of prosperity, rewarding relationships and spiritual awareness.

Bob was a high-school dropout who went from one dead end job to another. After reading Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich, his life changed by using the success principlesinitially learned. He went on to work with and learn from Earl Nightingale and grew his income to over $1,000,000.00 a year. 

Bob travels all over the world teaching thousands of people the secrets that changed his life. Many Fortune 500 companies and individuals around the world go to Bob Proctor for his invaluable advice and specific, sure-fire strategies for success.



Devon Rifkin

Devon Rifkin
CEO of Hangers.com

Founder and CEO of the Great American Hanger Company, Devon started the company from his apartment at the age of 25. 

Prior to starting the hanger company, Devon decided to forego college in favor of an unconventional, real-life education.

Devon was awarded Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year award.



Bryan Sims

Bryan Sims
Founder and CEO of Brass|MEDIA, Inc.

Bryan Sims is the 25-year-old founder and CEO of brass|MEDIA Inc. Bryan founded brass, when he was 19, working out of his dorm room and parents’ garage in Corvallis, Oregon.

In a high school business class in 2000, Bryan wrote a business plan for a teen investment club. Starting the club at his high school, it quickly grew to the largest in the nation, investing nearly $25,000 of students’ allowance money and part-time job paychecks. After high school, Bryan wanted to spread a message about the importance of understanding money that would speak to young adults, not at them. A few years and lots of hard work later, his vision is now a reality.

Bryan’s company, brass|MEDIA Inc., publishes brass|MAGAZINE, a lifestyle money magazine produced for young adults, by young adults about the money side of life™. brass|MAGAZINE has over 465,000 readers across the country, is distributed in 39 states and currently employs 35 people through brass|MEDIA Inc.



Brad Sugars

Adam Stites
President of Xtremez.com

As a teenager, Adam Stites was an avid paintball player excelling on the local tournament circuit. At the age of 15, he began selling paintball supplies over the Internet with a cozy office in his parents’ basement, and a hand-me-down computer.

Eight years later, xtremez.com is the largest Internet retailer of paintball supplies in the world. His new facility in Portland (Tigard), Oregon occupies 15,000 square feet and employs 25 people. A healthy step up from the basement.



Brad Sugars

Brad Sugars
CEO, Author and Speaker

Brad Sugars is the founder of ActionCOACH, a business coaching franchise. As a world-renowned entrepreneur, author and business coach, he has helped more than a million clients around the world find business and personal success.

Sugars has owned and operated more than two dozen companies, and his main company, ActionCOACH, has nearly 1,000 offices in 22 countries.



Marshall Sylver

Marshall Sylver
Worlds Fastest Hypnotist and Speaker

A world-renown hypnotist and master of interpersonal communication, Marshall has been harnessing the power of the human mind since he was a child. Sylver’s journey started on a Michigan farm where a mother, who worked three jobs to support her ten children, raised him. As a child, he experienced such hardships as no running water, no electricity, and no telephone.

Through his mastering of the subconscious mind, Sylver turned his world around. He is a respected business consultant sought by Fortune 500 companies and also the creator of the number one personal development program worldwide. Today, Sylver is recognized as the #1 leading expert in subconscious reprogramming & the master of persuasion and influence.



Ephren Taylor

Ephren W. Taylor II
CEO of City Capital Corporation

Named by The Michigan Chronicle as one of 2007’s ten people making a global difference.  Ephren W. Taylor II is the youngest African-American CEO of any publicly traded company.

Described as “walking history” by popular radio show host Tom Joyner, Taylor started his first business venture at age 12, when he began making video games.  By age 17, he built a multi-million dollar technology company; GoFerretGo.com.

In 2007, at City Capital Corporation, Taylor started the Goshen Energy initiative; which focuses on producing alternative energy specializing in biofuels.  Taylor’s commitment to green energy is part of his concept of empowering local communities with both profitable and socially-conscious investing and development.  Through his action on green energy and philanthropy, Taylor is leading a new wave of CEO’s focusing on corporate social responsibility.



Shane and Shawn

Shane Ward & Shawn Ward

Shane and Shawn Ward are twin brothers who design shoes for men and women.

As Co-founder and Creative Director, Shane Ward oversees all design and sourcing for DetNY by SHANE AND SHAWN.

Co-founder of DetNY, Shawn manages the company’s marketing, research and finance as well as contributing, on occasion, to the design process.

They are wise about their business, yet courageous in their choices, so that their customers can always expect great quality and unique looks from the brothers.