FastStart Peterborough, the youth entrepreneurship training partnership between the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster, Trent University and Fleming College for youth aged 18-29, will bring Johnny Earle, founder of Johnny Cupcakes, to Peterborough’s Market Hall on February 23, 2016 from 6-8pm.
Johnny Earle is a self described innovator, entrepreneur, idea farmer, and overall prankster.
Earle started 16 businesses before the age of 16 and has been named America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur by BusinessWeek.
Now, he’s created an international t-shirt clothing line that can be found in shops around the globe. Each retail location is lined with fridges, ovens, and baking trays giving it the distinct feeling of a cupcake boutique.
Earle speaks to groups around the world on how to start, grow, and reinvent their business with little to no start up money.
“Johnny Earle will be a major addition to FastStart’s monthly E-Connect series that brings together both current and future entrepreneurs,” says Rosalea Terry, Trent University’s FastStart Entrepreneurship Coordinator.
“He is known for helping other people create blueprints for building brand loyalty, creating memorable experiences, and inspiring innovation.”
“We know that Johnny will motivate Peterborough entrepreneurs and business owners the same way.”
Johnny Cupcakes has been featured in FORBES Magazine, The New York Times, Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal while being featured on MTV, and The Food Network to name just a few major media outlets. He also has fans in Nas, John Stamos, Kevin Garnett, Spike Lee, iJustine, and Travie McCoy.
Along the way Johnny Cupcakes has also reinvented its brand, by collaborating with a variety of companies, people, musicians and properties. Some include, Nickelodeon, Marilyn Monroe’s estate, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, House of Blues, The Simpsons, Bicycle Playing Cards, Suffolk University, Linkin Park, Hello Kitty, Warner Bros. and Coachella.
Registration is limited: