My Weekend in Washington with Young Entrepreneurs: JJ Entry #28

My Weekend in Washington with Young Entrepreneurs: JJ Entry #28

by Nicholas Tart on March 16, 2010 · 18 comments

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 and Mike Evans

Andrew Fashion showing everyone his site on the first night.

Jaime Jones and Nick Tart

Me and Jaime Jones, co-founder of

Young Entrepreneurs and Scholarship Winners

Taylor Allan and Nick Tart

Taylor Allan sells a basketball training program for young people.

Syed Balkhi and Nick Tart

Syed Balkhi is the founder of and has one of the most brilliant, internet minds I've ever come across.

Michal Birecki and Nick Tart

Michal Birecki is from Montreal and owns the world's largest gaming site at

Marshall Haas and Nick Tart

Marshall Haas was one of the young entrepreneurs last year. He has an awesome contest running at

Luke Kimmel and Nick Tart

Luke Kimmel is one of those internet entrepreneurs/students who specializes in CPA.

Lindsay Manseau and Nick Tart

Lindsay Manseau is a professional photographer and is creating an online platform to manage weddings at

David Orr and Nick Tart

David Orr was the youngest of the young entrepreneurs and sells 500,000 products at

Adam Horwitz and Nick Tart

Adam Horwitz is 18 and making six-figures online. Check him out at You'll be seeing more of him soon ;).

Chase and Nick Tart

Chase Brumfield has a dream to create a socially responsible network and he gave the best elevator pitch I've ever seen.

Michael IncomeDiary and Nick Tart

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

David Orr Jared Polin and Adam Horwitz

Young entrepreneurs with the event photographer, Jared Polin. Sweetly branded afro.

The Event, Speakers and Other Super Successful People

Underground Speakers on Stage

Most of the Speakers on the Underground Stage with Yanik Silver.

Gary Vaynerchuk

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

Jessica Jackley is the founder of, a micro-loaning website for entrepreneurs in poverty-stricken situations. She also revealed that she's about to launch

Anik Singal and Nick Tart

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 and Nick Tart

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 or if you want to start a business.

Susan Hill and Nick Tart

Susan Hill is the founder of and has created an online empire in her micro-niche.

Vishen Lakhiani and Nick Tart

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

Tim Houston and Nick Tart

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 and Nick Tart

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 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.


1 Michal Birecki March 16, 2010 at 1:59 am

Well said Nick! A+

2 Nick Tart March 16, 2010 at 2:06 am

Thanks, Michal! I’m glad you like it and that has to be the fastest comment I’ve ever received! A+

3 Nick Scheidies March 16, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Hey Tart — I wanted nightly updates on the event, but I guess I will settle for this wrap-up. The pictures were great and I look forward to you talking my ear off about everything in a few days.

Have a safe trip home.
.-= Nick Scheidies´s last blog ..My Weekend in Washington with Young Entrepreneurs: JJ Entry #28 =-.

4 Nick Tart March 16, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I know. They had a lot more planned for us to do than I anticipated. The pictures are a pretty good synapse, minus all the stuff I couldn’t record because it was top secret. I’ll be coming home tomorrow!

5 Barry Dunlop March 17, 2010 at 7:12 am

That is an excellent write-up Nick — you are one very impressive Young Man. Keep up the good work


PS: I had not known about your sleeping arrangements ;-)

6 Nick Tart March 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Hey Barry! Thanks for your comment! Haha, yeah a couple things didn’t go as planned and Andrew and Jaime were lifesavers.

7 Jeff March 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

nice write up, I was there and I felt like I was there. I like the fact that you made it work, by sharing accommodations; that is the way to do it. Good on you.
I definitely think you got what it takes and this event changed my life as well, so that makes at least two of us.

8 Nick Tart March 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Hey Jeff! That’s quite the compliment! Thank you. It’s amazing how much being around successful people can add clarity to your business strategy. I can’t wait to see the results of the changes I’m going to implement.

9 Syed Balkhi March 18, 2010 at 9:32 am

Good stuff Nick. It was really great meeting you. Will stay in touch for sure.
.-= Syed Balkhi´s last blog ..How to Add an Author Info Box in WordPress Posts =-.

10 Nick Tart March 18, 2010 at 10:53 am

Thanks Syed! It was great meeting you and meeting all the people you were meeting ;). Talk to you tomorrow.

11 martin March 19, 2010 at 6:16 am

Great work man! Its all about leveraging yourself and networking. Glad you learnt a lot from the event. Waiting for the awesome changes ;)
.-= martin´s last blog ..Are you on these lists? Then quit now! =-.

12 Nick Tart March 19, 2010 at 10:46 am

Hey Martin! I would say networking is the #1 most important thing you can do as a young entrepreneur. I am thrilled that I had that opportunity! Do whatever you can to go to Yanik Silver’s Underground Seminar 7 next year. It’ll change your entire outlook on the internet.

Haha! Good! Some will be subtle some will big. Let me know if you can spot them over the next month or two.

13 Jason Pereira March 20, 2010 at 4:12 am

Looks like a tonne of fun. Wish they had events like this in Asia… :)
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14 Nick Tart March 20, 2010 at 10:16 am

It was a blast, Jason! You should definitely attend next year… Or you can start one in Asia ;)

15 Aaron Darko March 29, 2010 at 7:14 am

Yo Nick! I like this post man.

Hows things going with you?

UG7 is gonna be so much better because I won’t be getting ID’d anymore lol

UG6 was such an awesome event and the people there were a really sharp bunch – including you Nick :)
.-= Aaron Darko´s last blog ..Why I Became A Young Entrepreneur =-.

16 Nick Tart March 29, 2010 at 8:27 am

Hey Aaron! Things are going pretty good! I have a lot of work ahead of me over the next three weeks. But it’s good for me ;).

Yeah, I hope everyone there will be able to go to UG7. That would be pretty sweet to see the whole gang again. I can grab a picture with you then, as well…
.-= Nick Tart´s last blog ..VIDEO: Why Do You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? =-.

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