Streaming live on Mashable, College Hunks Hauling Junk founder Nick Friedman will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. EST (12 p.m. PST) Thursday, Jan. 3. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Friedman will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site.
Nick Friedman is president and co-founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk, the largest and fastest growing U.S.-based junk removal and moving franchise opportunity. Friedman started in college with his childhood best friend and now business partner, Omar Soliman, in a beat up cargo van. The business has grown to over 40 franchise locations nationwide.
Friedman was recently named among the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by Inc magazine, was named on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, as one of the 30 Most Influential CEO’s Under 30 by Under30CEO.com. Friedman was a Kauffman Foundation Empact 100 Honoree, was listed as one of the Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35 on Bisnow.com, and is a two-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist. Friedman has been featured in numerous business books and textbooks, as well as Forbes, Fortune and on the AOL homepage. Nick was also recently featured in a Newsweek story entitled “College Kid to Millionaire,” along with the founders of FedEx, Dell Computers, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.
Friedman has been interviewed by Entrepreneur as well as the Wall Street Journal for his expertise on franchising and branding. He also recently participated with MTV on a panel at the White House about young entrepreneurship.
#StartupLab is a free virtual mentorship program created by The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only non-profit organization comprised of over 700 of America’s most successful young entrepreneurs who have, collectively, generated tens of thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. #StartupLab offers millions of entrepreneurs, small business owners and startup founders the tactical advice they need to launch and grow new businesses via live, interactive video chats, educational content and mentorship opportunities — right on Facebook.
Check Mashable tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. EST (12 p.m. PST), when Friedman will answer questions from the audience live via video chat.
You can also sign up for an email reminder of the chat by visiting this registration page.
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