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2017 Camp Enterprise Kick Off-Guest speaker Stephan Aarstol
March 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
This is our club’s 42nd year of bringing high school juniors to camp where they learn about the Free Enterprise System!
The camp provides an important learning environment for all to gain leadership skills and experience team building, and students come away with a greater awareness of their possibilities. Join us as we send these students off to a life changing and transformative experience.
Our keynote speaker this year will be Stephan Aarstol, Founder and CEO of Tower Paddle Boards.
He is known as the guy who forgot his pitch on ABC reality show “Shark Tank” in its third season.
But the Tower Paddle Boards founder managed to recover and snag a $150,000 investment from billionaire Mark Cuban, in the episode that aired in March 2012. In exchange, Cuban got 30 percent ownership in the business and its earnings.
Stephan Aarstol and his online manufacturer direct stand-up paddle-board company have since been recognized by both People and Entrepreneur magazines as one of the show’s top 10 success stories.
Stephan is an entrepreneurial thought leader and online marketing expert. With over 15 years of Internet experience, he has worked with a large variety of startups, from ecommerce and medical imaging to educational toys and youth backpacking. He founded Tower Paddle Boards in June of 2010 after picking up the sport early that year in the waves of La Jolla shores. Like anyone else whose tried the sport, he’s been hooked ever since.
Stephan holds an MBA in New Venture Management from the University of San Diego and lives in San Diego today.