America’s Youngest African American CEO Visits Topeka to Speak with Area Youth & Community and Business Leaders About Growth & Development Strategies
April 25, 2008
Sponsored By: Community First, Inc., in partnership with Capitol Federal Savings, Topeka USD 501, Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Washburn Rural High School and the NAACP Youth Department
Ephren Taylor, II and a Crowd of Over 1,500 Topeka High School Student
Ephren Listens to Questions Posed by Business & Community Leaders
Ephren Answers Questions Posed by Topeka Business & Community Leaders
Ephren W. Taylor II is the youngest African-American CEO of any publicly traded company ever�City Capital Corporation (NASDAQ OTC:CCCN). Described as �walking black history� by popular radio show host Tom Joyner, Taylor started his first business venture at age 12, when he began making videogames. By age 17, he built a multi-million dollar technology company; GoFerretGo.com.
Recently, Taylor launched a 25-city �Urban Wealth Tour� promoting economic empowerment, affordable housing and entrepreneurship in urban communities. The tour brings together private investors, educators, non profit organizations, religious institutes, and government forces to create positive change in urban communities. Beyond his unprecedented accomplishments in the technology and financial industry, Taylor is an author, inspirational speaker and real estate mastermind. He has already authored five e-books and was recently signed by business publishing powerhouse Wileyto release his first book in winter 2007.
Taylor has been asked to create a specialized curriculum for high school and college-aged aspiring entrepreneurs at America�s oldest Historically Black College and University, Cheyney University, in celebration of their 170th anniversary. The Ephren Taylor Entrepreneur Academy is scheduled to open in July 2007. A true �wealth engineer,� Taylor is rapidly emerging for generation X and Y what Warren Buffet is for baby boomers; the premier financial expert for a generation. In 2002, Ephren was awarded the “Kansas Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Kansas Department of Commerce. He was nominated by Lazone Grays, President of IBSA, Inc.