SOURCE: AmoroCorp

September 21, 2006 06:00 ET

New Generation Makes Their Own Jobs

Students Turn to Entrepreneurship to Create Lives of Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 21, 2006 -- AmoroCorp (PINKSHEETS: AORO) -- For years, Millennials (the generation born between roughly 1980 and 1994) have been warned about the changing economy and the challenges of the job market. They know not to expect lifetime job security in a job market that sends both menial and highly skilled jobs overseas. Armed with their millennial technology -- computers, internet, cell phones and more -- this generation will not be fazed. They expect careers that are high-paying, impact-making, and fulfilling. And in the case they can't find a job that fits these idealistic requirements, they are prepared to make one.

Sheena Lindahl, Michael Simmons and Adam Witty, three 24-year-old Millennials, are taking advantage of this opportunity and launching the first ever collegiate entrepreneur road tour, the Extreme Entrepreneur Tour (EET), this fall. EET brings America's top young entrepreneurs to 10 campuses for a full-day event to spread the entrepreneurial mindset. VenturePort has signed on as the title sponsor joined by Inc. Magazine and the American Management Association as media and associate sponsors, respectively.

Speakers include the Who's Who of Millennial Young Entrepreneurs, who have made, earned, and sold their company for millions and/or made a huge impact before the age of 25.

America's Youngest Black CEO Of Any Public Company

For example, Ephren Taylor at 24 years old is the youngest-ever African-American CEO of a publicly held company. His two public companies, AmoroCorp (PINKSHEETS: AORO) and City Capital Corporation (OTCBB: CCCN),, are focused on creating affordable housing for homeowners, especially in urban environments. Taylor won Kansas Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002 for his unique investment strategies that create profit-building opportunities in arenas most often thought of as "charitable." Using outside-the-box approaches such as Credit-Investing, where clients can invest using only their good credit and keep 100% of the returns, his company is proving it is possible to Empower Communities With Socially-Conscious Development, but as a profitable public company. Another speaker, Ryan Allis,, has built three companies to $2 million in revenue by the ripe age of 22.

Lindahl said, "We learned that of every 10 high school and college-age students, between 6 and 7 aspire to start a business of their own. However, when talking to some of these people we realized that many needed inspiration and support to achieve this dream. That's how we came up with the idea for the tour."

This is not the group's first entrepreneurial venture. Lindahl and Simmons started an educational media company called Extreme Entrepreneurship Education in 2003, as college sophomores, with the mission to help students plan, prioritize, and pursue their vision in life using the entrepreneurial mindset. That is Simmons' second business, his first being a web-development company he started at the age of 16, through which he won three Entrepreneur of the Year awards. Witty is a serial entrepreneur, who currently owns and operates Advantage Networks, a college, mobile, and sports marketing firm.

While all three are in agreement that entrepreneurship needs more support in colleges, they say it is getting better, noting the willingness of schools to bring the Extreme Entrepreneur Tour to their campus. And the statistics back this up -- in 1970, 16 entrepreneurial courses were offered at various business schools nationwide. In 2003, there were 700 to choose from -- from single classes to full degree programs (Source: Entrepreneur Magazine).

For more about Ephren Taylor or his companies visit or contact:, 877-367-1463.

For more on the Extreme Entrepreneur Tour contact:
Sheena Lindahl
(800) 930-8021 x703
Mobile: (917) 569-2996


  1.  Belmont University, Nashville, TN, September 20
  2.  Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Lexington, KY, September 21
  3.  Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, September 27
  4.  Spelman College, Atlanta, GA, October 4
  5.  Kent State University, Kent, OH, October 6
  6.  Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL,
      October 12
  7.  Fox Valley Technical College, Oshkosh, WI, October 19
  8.  Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire, WI, October 23
  9.  Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, October 27
  10. Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, November 8

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