The Thursday, October 17th Erie, PA Chapter Meeting Will Include:
5:00pm – 5:30pm Arrival/Networking
5:30pm – 6:30pm "The Project of Building a Million Dollar Business in 90 Days,”
presented by cast members from the Discovery Channel show,
Includes dinner provided by Underdog BBQ
Cost: $25 for Members, $30 for Non-Members
In "Undercover Billionaire," businessman Glenn Stearns heads to Erie, PA, to try to build a million-dollar company from scratch in just 90 days. With $100 in his pocket, the self-made billionaire must come up with an idea and find a team to help him build the business. Along the way, he shares practical tips and real-world knowledge based on his three decades in business. Born into a working-class family, Stearns is diagnosed with dyslexia, fails the fourth grade and fathers a child at the age of 14. However, he pulls himself up by his bootstraps and displays an unmatched entrepreneurial spirit as a young person, forming his own mortgage company, Stearns Lending LLC, within 10 years after becoming a teenage father. In the reality series, Stearns will reveal his true identity at the end of the 90 days, and a financial evaluator will assess the value of his new company to see whether it hits the mark. If it doesn't, Stearns will put $1 million of his own money into the business.’ – Discovery Channel
Cast members of “Undercover Billionaire”/the Underdog BBQ team will speak about their experiences opening a business from scratch with a tight deadline, unclear scope, and budget of next to nothing, all while being followed by a camera crew.