CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerard Adams, the founder of social impact startup accelerator, FOWNDERS, and the founder of "Voice of Generation Y" publication Elite Daily, will be speaking at Harvard Law School in a live, interactive talk with the audience and dialogue with fellow serial entrepreneur and attorney, Jordan French. Adams' talk is part of Harvard University Law School Entrepreneurship Incubate Program, an initiative that bridges Harvard's legal scholarship with entrepreneurship. The talk will be held at Harvard University Law School at 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Gerard Adams was recently named to Magic Johnson's coveted 32 Under 32 List and gave his TEDx talk at New Jersey Institute of Technology in September 2016. In 2015, Adams sold the company he cofounded, Elite Daily, to the Daily Mail for $50 million. In 2016, Adams founded FOWNDERS, the social impact startup accelerator based in Newark, New Jersey to empower other minority entrepreneurs.
Incubate is a division of the Harvard Law School Entrepreneurship Project. Incubate is a community of entrepreneurs at the Law School, helping build startups within the law school. The organization facilitates interactions with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the community for networking and learning opportunities to encourage entrepreneurship. Incubate's inaugural Entrepreneur Workshop Series includes workshops on market research, business planning, business development and startup funding with a pitch competition as its capstone event.
Regarding his talk at Harvard, Adams said, "I look forward to engaging with Harvard's community around entrepreneurship, 'taking the leap' and bootstrapping a startup." Adams grew up in the greater Newark, New Jersey area--historically an impoverished city--and overcame immense odds and failure to succeed. "I'm an example that success can come from anywhere," added Adams.
ABOUT GERARD ADAMS
Gerard Adams, widely known as the "Millennial Mentor", is a leading thought leader, serial entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. Adams is the co-founder of Elite Daily, the top news platform for Generation Y and the CEO and founder of FOWNDERS, a social entrepreneurship start-up accelerator. He is the winner of Magic Johnson's 32 Under 32 Award and was listed by Business Insider among the top-100 Most Influential People in Silicon Alley.
Featured in Success Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, Men's Health and Forbes, Gerard Adams overcame early adversity to become a self-made millionaire by the age of 24. He has built, backed or invested in twelve businesses across multiple industries that have all delivered over seven-figures including the sale of Elite Daily to Daily Mail for $50 million. While he continues his role as an investor and influencer, his mission in life is to mentor and inspire young entrepreneurs to develop what it takes to be successful and to turn dreams into reality.
Adams leverages his expertise in millennial branding across industries from digital media to technology to fashion. He is a go-to investor for New York City and New Jersey real estate and developments. Passionate about giving back to his community, Gerard helped develop affordable housing for communities in Newark, NJ.
ABOUT JORDAN FRENCH
Jordan is a five-time serial entrepreneur with business ranging from real estate data services to robotics. Jordan is a biomedical engineer, intellectual-property attorney and marketing guru. In 2004 and 2005, Jordan worked on heat-dissipation and air-filtration systems as a payload engineer for the NASA-funded Mars Gravity Biosatellite, which included a consortium of engineers and scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Washington and University of Queensland. He has held positions as an attorney-adviser at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and as the CEO and COO of a marketing firm, he grew to 30 employees and ranked on the Inc. 500 and Fast 50. Jordan French is the President of O'Dwyer-ranked Notability Partners, which works with top celebrities in music, film and technology.
Known as Gerard's "#2" at FOWNDERS, Jordan is on the leadership team of the Newark-based social-impact accelerator that mentors and inspires young entrepreneurs to develop what it takes to be successful and to turn dreams into reality. In 2016, Jordan French introduced 3D food printing to the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory at its conference in Braga, Portugal. He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post, Tech.co, TechCrunch and Business.com.
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