Vijay Chattha Head of High-Tech PR Boutique VSC Consulting Joins EntrepreneurshipWeek USA in Effort to Support and Educate Nation’s Next Generation of Entrepreneurs and Innovators
(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) - President and ‘Chief Talker’ of San Francisco’s high-tech PR boutique agency VSC Consulting (www.vscconsulting.com) has joined with a growing number of high profile entrepreneurs, authors and inventors in EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, a national effort to inspire and encourage young people to consider entrepreneurship as a career choice, while helping celebrate America’s unique culture of inventiveness.
Chattha, along with more than 300 organizations and other notable entrepreneurs, authors and inventors, representing thousands of individuals, will host and organize events during EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, Feb. 24 – March 3, 2007. These events will be designed to inspire, educate and prepare young people, primarily ages 14 to 25, to be among America’s next great entrepreneurs and innovators.
Chattha will be involved in EntrepreneurshipWeek USA’s Ask-an-Entrepreneur online session, will be speaking at events - on college campuses and other venues, participating in collegiate business plan competitions, sponsoring and/or hosting local events, and provide mentoring for the next generation of entrepreneurs.
“EntrepreneurshipWeek USA is giving young people an opportunity to taste the excitement that business can give them and to demonstrate how entrepreneurial innovation and self-resourcefulness embody both a strong sense of what America’s heart is about and of the limitless possibilities that youth itself can offer,” said Chattha, a driven entrepreneur with a collection of successful ventures and projects composing his career. “I am honored to join in celebrating and sharing the American entrepreneurial spirit with a new generation.”
Named as PRWeek’s Top Young Professionals of the Year for 2006, and honored with a Mobile Star Award for one of the Top PR firms for the wireless industry, Chattha’s firm VSC Consulting is among the country’s top communications agencies for emerging technology, just four years since its creation when he founded the firm. Following 9/11, Chattha worked to develop a long running Sikh art exhibition with the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., earning international news attention for the project. Chattha is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and is also the member of the band blacKMahal, which performs live and has been played on BBC Radio and US radio stations.
Also lending their support to EntrepreneurshipWeek USA are Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST and inventor of the Segway Human Transporter; Paul Orfalea, founder of Kinko’s and author of Copy This!; Maxine Clark, founder, Chief Executive Bear and chairman of Build-A-Bear Workshop; Edward Lacobucci, president and chief executive officer of DayJet Corporation; Ron Rubin, Minister of Tea and owner of The Republic of Tea; Victor Tsao, co-Founder of Linksys and senior vice president of Cisco Systems, Inc.; Mark Schmid, founder of Syndrome Distribution; and, Jim Kenefick, chairman of Better World Telecom.
With the theme, ”What’s Your Big Idea? Take it On!” the EntrepreneurshipWeek USA initiative is designed to serve as an inspiration for young people to think creatively and to turn their ideas into action – whether that means starting a new business, developing an innovation for an existing company or solving a problem that makes society better. Official events are being planned in cities across the country, culminating in Washington, D.C, where the focus will be on the importance of policy to the nation’s entrepreneurs. Additional names of VIPs and partners associated with EntrepreneurshipWeek USA are available at www.entrepreneurshipweekusa.com.
EntrepreneurshipWeek USA is sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and by government, not-for-profit organizations and businesses, including The New York Times and INC. magazine. Additionally, the House of Representatives noted the importance of entrepreneurship education by enacting a Resolution in support of a national entrepreneurship week.
“We are delighted with the leadership and expertise that Vijay and all the other individuals and organizations bring to EntrepreneurshipWeek USA,” said Carl Schramm, president and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation. “Educating our young people about entrepreneurship and reinforcing the value that entrepreneurs and innovators bring to our economy is critical to America’s long-term prosperity – more so now than ever before.”
For more information on events and activities across the country as well as how to engage young people to get involved in EntrepreneurshipWeek USA, please visit www.EntrepreneurshipWeekUSA.com.
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