The last five days has been one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life with some of the most ambitious young people I’ve ever met.
I’ve learned more about how to sell things (anything from ebooks to jigsaw puzzles) on the internet in the last five days than the rest of my life. There were tons of famous internet people and a few lucky young entrepreneurs won scholarships to this event (including yours truly).
It was a blast and you will see plenty of changes to my site over the coming months. Here are some of the pictures with people I met:
Andrew Fashion showing everyone his site on the first night.
Me and Jaime Jones, co-founder of BeModel.com
Young Entrepreneurs and Scholarship Winners
Taylor Allan sells a basketball training program for young people.
Syed Balkhi is the founder of WPBegginer.com and has one of the most brilliant, internet minds I've ever come across.
Michal Birecki is from Montreal and owns the world's largest gaming site at PS3Center.net.
Marshall Haas was one of the young entrepreneurs last year. He has an awesome contest running at BizBreakApp.com.
Luke Kimmel is one of those internet entrepreneurs/students who specializes in CPA.
Lindsay Manseau is a professional photographer and is creating an online platform to manage weddings at MyMarriageMarket.com.
David Orr was the youngest of the young entrepreneurs and sells 500,000 products at Fruper.com.
Adam Horwitz is 18 and making six-figures online. Check him out at AdamHorwitz.tv. You'll be seeing more of him soon ;).
Chase Brumfield has a dream to create a socially responsible network and he gave the best elevator pitch I've ever seen.
Michael is the only reason I was able to attend this event. If you want to learn how to make money online, give him your email at IncomeDiary.com
Young entrepreneurs with the event photographer, Jared Polin. Sweetly branded afro.
The Event, Speakers and Other Super Successful People
Most of the Speakers on the Underground Stage with Yanik Silver.
If you haven't heard of him yet, you will. Gary Vaynerchuk is taking over the internet and will be a household name in a few years.
Jessica Jackley is the founder of Kiva.org, a micro-loaning website for entrepreneurs in poverty-stricken situations. She also revealed that she's about to launch Profounder.com.
I didn't know who this guy was, but apparently he's one of the most successful young entrepreneurs on the planet. His name is Anik Singal and I'll never forget it.
Matt Mickiewicz has a hard name to type. And he's one of the first people to ever be successful on the internet. You'll probably use 99Designs.com or Flippa.com if you want to start a business.
Susan Hill is the founder of FitnessForGolf.com and has created an online empire in her micro-niche.
Vishen Lakhiani gave the greatest speech I've ever seen. It was incredible! This guy's mission is to compete with Google for the best company to work for at MindValley.com.
As part of the scholarship, we all got paired up with a mentor. Tim Houston is mine. He sells more things on the internet than anyone you know.
Yanik Silver is the whole reason any of these pictures exist. He's the founder of the event and I'm so thankful that he put this all together. It has changed my life.
Yanik Silver’s Underground Seminar has completely changed my outlook on how to run an internet business. I’ve never met so many interesting, successful people who were so willing to help. Thank you to everyone who I met and watch carefully as I start to implement the things I learned.
By the way, please go to VoteEmil.com and vote for Emil Motycka to win a lawn mowing franchise from Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year. It’ll only take a few seconds to vote for a successful young entrepreneur.