The Under30CEO College Tour!

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 16, 2010

The Under30CEO College Tour has officially kicked off the Spring Semester at the University of South Dakota.  Co-founder of Under30CEO Matt Wilson was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Beacom Business School’s E-Evening.  Wilson’s keynote titled “Dream Big” inspired students to make a living doing what they love and create businesses that support their passions.  Wilson delivered 4 value driven steps to making your passion into your business and shared his story leading the World’s #1 Entrepreneurs’ Organization at Bryant University into a sustainable business in the social media world at  Students learned how to market themselves with little to no budget using cutting edge technologies like Twitter, Facebook, online video and blogging.

Wilson shared his story finding a niche and following his passion for youth entrepreneurship.  VP of First Premier Bank Alan Graff followed up the talk handing out prize money to University of South Dakota’s Extraordinary Idea Competition winners and saying Matt, age 24 “has something that no other established business owner can match and that’s the ability to connect with young people.”

Here is a little sneak preview seeing where Matt Wilson gets into the question “What are your dreams? and Who are you?”

And of course as all good marketers do they grab a testimonial or two, especially when it’s social proof of how they found @Under30CEO and @MattWilsontv via Twitter!

Others have said…

“Rarely does one speaker say that it is a privilege to watch another speaker, but Matt Wilson clearly is the rare exception.  I saw him present from a behind the curtain vantage point.  He had everyone engaged, excited and energized. Yes, Matt is that good.” –Mike Michalowicz, Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

“Matt’s presentation to our students was spellbinding. He used his skills and background to captivate and inspire. He knows how to tune to the entrepreneur’s correct wavelength. His was a job well done.”–Timothy F. Sugrue, Dean of Clarkson University School of Business

Overall the event was amazing, student leader John Kreklow and his E-Team did an fantastic job coordinating the evening in the Al Neuharth Media Center. Mark Nelson founder of MC’d the memorable night and gave Wilson a pair of custom deerskin work gloves as a gift for supporting the State of South Dakota’s economic development. Under30CEO got some awesome press in places we never imagined being mentioned– the Sioux City Journal, the University of South Dakota homepage and The Volante–University of South Dakota’s school newspaper.

Under30CEO has been spotted at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization National Conference, Marist College, Wichita State, Penn State,  Bryant University, Clarkson University, and Ithaca College.

If you are interested in bringing Under30CEO, Matt Wilson or Jared O’Toole to your school, please contact Matt directly: matt (at)

About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

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