After graduating from high school, Chris Auer, 22, of Fairfax Station, wanted to start his own business. Not being familiar with the business world, he didn’t know how to go about doing it. His career counselor, Beth Berger, introduced him to the world of entrepreneurship.
Chris, with the assistance of his fiancé Laura Carpenter, 20, of West Springfield, founded the Youth Entrepreneur Summit to assist others in their pursuit of entrepreneurship. The Chantilly Academy graduate founded the summit to help empower young individuals to become successful entrepreneurs.
The Youth Entrepreneurial Summit will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at George Mason University's Johnson Center.
With guest speakers like Alisa Beyer, founder and president of The Mirabella Group; Charlie Thomas, founder of Claris Capital; Ryan Allis, CEO of Broadwick Corp.; Matthew Mueller, founder of Topik Solutions Inc.; and Michael Simmons and Sheena Lindahl, founders and CEOs of Extreme Entrepreneurship Education Corp., the students will participate in lectures and seminars on what is necessary to start and run a successful business.
In small group sessions, the guest speakers will discuss how to make a company a million dollar company, how to start up and run a successful technology company, retail and public relations, and banking and finance.
The day will start off with a panel discussion on how to build a successful business and the speakers will tell their success stories.
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Web site: www.yesummit.com
Fee: admission is free, but registration is required.