Mark Cuban and Brian Hamilton to Headline Junior Achievement’s "Why Entrepreneurship Now: A Virtual Event for America's Teens" on May 27
Event Moderated by Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner, to Address Questions on Starting a Business When You're Young, Especially Now
As an extension of their digital and experiential learning resources, Junior Achievement is partnering with the Brian Hamilton Foundation, the Mark Cuban Foundation, and Microsoft, to host "Why Entrepreneurship Now: A Virtual Event for America's Teens" on May 27 at 3 p.m. ET.
Hosted by Harris Faulkner, anchor of Fox News Channel's "Outnumbered Overtime" and co-host of "Outnumbered," this unique interactive event will give teens across America the opportunity to ask questions of some of the country's most experienced entrepreneurs. The panelists will offer simple, straightforward strategies to empower participants to start the entrepreneurial journey in their youth and lay the foundation for a successful future.
- Brian Hamilton, National Entrepreneur Educator, Co-founder of Sageworks, Philanthropist, Founder of the Brian Hamilton Foundation and Inmates to Entrepreneurs
- Mark Cuban, Co-star, ABC's "Shark Tank," owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and Author, "How to Win at the Sport of Business" and "Kid Startup"
"The nation depends on entrepreneurs and startups to drive innovation and job growth," said Jack E. Kosakowski, President and CEO of Junior Achievement USA. "Given the challenges businesses are currently facing, the next generation may have questions about the future of entrepreneurship. This Virtual Event with Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Cuban is the ideal opportunity for teens to ask those questions."
"Many kids in our nation lack exposure to the benefits of entrepreneurship," said Charlie Bradley, CEO of the Brian Hamilton Foundation. "It is more important than ever to help all of our youth discover that they are never too young to start their own business. I can't think of two better people to lead this conversation than Mark Cuban and Brian Hamilton."
Students, parents, and teachers interested in participating in the virtual teen entrepreneurship event can learn more and register here.
About the Brian Hamilton Foundation
The Brian Hamilton Foundation's mission is to open the door to entrepreneurship for all Americans by sharing with them the resources necessary to start, run, and grow successful businesses. To learn more, visit https://brianhamilton.org.
About the Mark Cuban Foundation
Mark Cuban is an entrepreneur, investor, proprietor of the Dallas Mavericks, and "Shark" on the hit ABC show "Shark Tank." Mark gives back to the communities that promoted his success through The Mark Cuban Foundation. The Foundation's AI Bootcamps Initiative hosts free Introduction to AI Bootcamps for low-income high schoolers, starting in Dallas, Texas. Learn more about the AI Bootcamps Initiative at: http://www.markcubanai.org.
Microsoft is on a mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Visit Microsoft.com to view current product and service offerings.
Amy Kneesey, Vice Chairman of the Brevard County School Board
"It’s a way to expand our curriculum without having to put out more resources. That’s a win for everyone."
Beth Westfall, Assistant Principal West Side Elementary School
"JA is relevant to my school, more so now than ever."
Hilah R. Mercer, Principal Cambridge Elementary Magnet School
"Junior Achievement is an outstanding, motivating program for our elementary students. Several of [our teachers] had JA volunteers last year and all had great praise for the program"
Michael Johnson, PhD, UCF Professor, College of Education
"I have long believed that this JA experience is so valuable for our UCF students and that actually it is a rare win for all experience, the UCF students, the school teachers, the school students, the UCF Education Profs, and the JA sponsors."