20-year old CEO/Author Shares Experiences at Camp Blue

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

High school and college students got advice on jump-starting their careers from someone who should know.

Ben Casnocha was the keynote speaker Tuesday night for Washburn University's "Camp Blue." Ben's a 20-year old college student from California, who founded an e-government technology firm when he was just 14. He also wrote a best-selling book about his experiences as a young CEO in Silicon Valley.

Ben advised the students to make entrepreneurship an approach to life, rather than just business. He also said they should strive for knowledge and creativity in their lives and seek out mentors. Plus, he said the key to success is taking actions.

His advice is what organizers say Camp Blue is all about.

"I think (the students) want to know where they are headed in the next few years as far as going to school," said Camp Blue mentor Ron Stewart. "This gives them a leg up a little bit if they're of the entrepreneurial spirit.

Camp Blue is a three-day workshop teaching students business and leadership skills. 13's Melissa Brunner participated in Tuesday's presentation, conducting a question-and-answer session with Ben.

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