Tri-County Community College will host Sylvester Chisom, a nationally-acclaimed advocate and speaker for education technology entrepreneurship, on Feb. 27 in the Enloe Multi-Purpose Room at 11 a.m. on the main campus in Peachtree.
“We are thrilled to bring Mr. Chisom to our campus to speak with our students and other local youth in our community,” said Dotie Stafford-Ortega, chair of the Events Committee at Tri-County Community College. “This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset.”
At age 17, Chisom cofounded his first startup company, which led to an expansion to multiple locations and his being named the winner of the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Award for 4 years in a row.
He is now the cofounder of the Education Entrepreneur at University of Missouri—St. Louis, where he helps develop and advise education technology companies. He has been featured by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, the Steve Harvey Morning Show, and TED Talks.
Known for his energetic connection with young adults, Chisom’s keynote talk “Manifest Greatness” will focus around his philosophy, “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.”
According to Chisom, he will discuss the link between passion and success, the importance of confidence, and how to increase the chances of success in future business or career aspirations.
“This event will be free and open to the public,” Stafford-Ortega said. “We encourage all young adults to come and listen to Mr. Chisom’s keynote and discover how the entrepreneurial mindset can benefit them.”
Fore more information about this event, call 835-4208.
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