Startup Grind Tampa Bay Hosts Nick Friedman (College Hunks Hauling Junk)
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Nick Friedman is President and Co-Founder of COLLEGE HUNKS HAULING JUNK, the largest and fastest growing US-Based JunkRemoval & Moving Franchise Opportunity. Nick started in college with his childhood best friend, now business partner, Omar Soliman in a beat up cargo van, and has grown to over 40 franchise locations nationwide. Nick was recently named Top 30Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by INC Magazine, was named on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook as the30 Most Influential CEO’s Under 30 by Under30CEO.com. Nick was a Kauffman Foundation Empact 100 Honoree, was listed as oneof the Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35 on Bisnow.com, and is a two-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist.Nick has been featured in numerous business books and textbooks, as well as Forbes, Fortune and on the AOL Homepage. Nickwas also recently featured in a Newsweek story entitled ‘College Kid to Millionaire’,’ along with the founders of Fedex, DellComputers, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
Nick’s company was recently named #156 on the INC 500 List of Fastest Growing US Companies, and has also been profilednumerous times on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, and has appeared twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Nick has appearedas a guest on National Television shows such as CNBC’s The BIG Idea with Donny Deutsche, Fox Business News, Bravo’sMillionaire Matchmaker, and ABC’s reality based show about entrepreneurs entitled Shark Tank. He has been interviewed byEntrepreneur and Fortune Magazine as well as the Wall Street Journal for his expertise on franchising and branding. He also recentlyparticipated with MTV on a panel at the White House about young entrepreneurship.
Nick recently Co-Authored his first bestselling book along with his business partner Omar Soliman, entitled Effortless Entrepreneur:Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions (Random House, 2010), which aims to motivate aspiring entrepreneurs with his fun andentertaining approach to business.
Nick is an active Board Member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization, a global organization comprised of founders of high-growthcompanies, and he completed a 3-year Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT. He is a founding member of the YoungEntrepreneurship Council, and a founding investor in the Gen-Y Capital Partners, which seeks to invest in young start-ups. Nick hasbeen a guest speaker at numerous high schools, colleges, universities, chambers and entrepreneurship groups, including INCMagazine’s Leadership and GrowCo Conferences, the United States Association for Small Business and EntrepreneurshipConference, the Orlando Business Innovation and Growth Conference, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, andthe Extreme Entrepreneurship Campus Tours.
Nick Friedman received his Bachelors Degree in economics from Pomona College in California. Nick competed four years on theMen’s Varsity Basketball Team at Pomona, which was also ranked among the top 5 liberal arts colleges in the nation by US Newsand World Reports. Nick won the Pomona College Coach’s Award, was named to the National Association of Basketball CoachesAcademic Honor Roll, and was designated a Pomona College Scholar. He brings his leadership skills and competitive drive toentrepreneurship, along with his work experience as an economic research analyst with Marsh & McLennan Companies,Inc.(NYSE:MMC).
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Joy is the Founder and CEO of NewMarket Partners. She’s launched 13 startups, had 2 IPO’s and 9 acquisitions, raising over $300M seeing the hard work payoff and experiencing failure. Joy is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, security and mobile. NewMarket Partners helps emerging tech companies create scalable businesses, performs due diligence for capital raises and M&A. Joy also co-founded Applied G2, Nurturism and Digital Collective. She’s an active angel investor and an organizer of Startup Weekend, Ignite Tampa Bay and Barcamp. Bottom line, she wants to see Startups ROCK!
Joy is the Founder and CEO of NewMarket Partners. She’s launched 13 startups, had 2 IPO’s and 9 acquisitions, raising over $300M seeing the hard work payoff and experiencing failure. Joy is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, security and mobile. NewMarket Partners helps emerging tech companies create scalable businesses, performs due diligence for capital raises and M&A. Joy also co-founded Applied G2, Nurturism and Digital Collective. She’s an active angel investor and an organizer of Startup Weekend, Ignite Tampa Bay and Barcamp. Bottom line, she wants to see Startups ROCK! - See more at: http://startupgrind.com/tampa/#sthash.SB11ORaJ.dpuf
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