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2012 Michael D. Solomon Speaker Series Event

2012 Michael D. Solomon Speaker Series Event


The Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series brings experienced entrepreneurs on campus each semester to share their insights and wisdom with students.  This endowed program is supported by Kent State University Alumnus Michael D. Solomon.  The Michael D. Solomon Lecture Series in Entrepreneurship held its first lecture in May 2001, after Solomon donated money to the university for the purpose of exposing students to professional entrepreneurs.

2012 Solomon Speaker Nick Friedman

Nick Friedman, president and co-founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk, will speak about his journey to success at the Kent Student Center Kiva on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m., during the spring 2012 Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.  A reception with Friedman will be held in Room 204 of the Kent Student Center following his presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

The Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, supported by Kent State alumnus Michael D. Solomon, brings experienced entrepreneurs on campus every semester to share their insights and give advice to students. The speaker series is organized by Kent State’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation.

College Hunks Hauling Junk is the largest and fastest growing US-based junk removal services for residential and commercial properties. The company was recently ranked 156 on the INC 500 list of Fastest Growing U.S. Companies, and has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, FOX News and Oprah. Friedman was named a Top 30 Entrepreneur in America Under 30 by Inc. Magazine and is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award finalist. He also was named on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, as one of the 30 Most Influential CEO’s Under 30 by www.under30ceo.com.

Friedman appeared on CNBC’s The BIG Idea with Donny Deutsche, Fox Business News and ABC’s reality-based show, Shark Tank. He has been interviewed by Entrepreneur and Fortune Magazine, as well as The Wall Street Journal, for his expertise on franchising, branding and young entrepreneurship.

Recently, Friedman co-authored his first book with his business partner Omar Soliman. The book, Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions, aims to motivate aspiring entrepreneurs with his entertaining approach to business.