Wednesday, August 11, 2010

CMU student one of Entrepreneur magazine’s top five

Consumers who carry multiple credit, debit and rewards cards may jump at the chance to have an easier and more secure way to shop. This is the thinking behind Central Michigan University senior Daniel Pearson’s business idea that has landed him in the running for Entrepreneur magazine’s College Entrepreneur of 2010.

Pearson's business idea for The Hybrid Card Company has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine.

“This is incredibly humbling to be a finalist in this contest,” Pearson said. “Money is not a huge thing for me, so it is the networking opportunities that are very exciting. It’s every entrepreneur’s dream.”

As a way to set a new precedent for corporate responsibility, Pearson would donate 10 percent of all transaction fees from The Hybrid Card Company toward causes such as those that would help consumers learn responsible credit habits, corporate responsibility and reducing corporate waste.

In 2008, Pearson created Pearson’s of Oakland County, a landscaping business, and recently sold it. The 21-year-old also is the founder and president of CMU’s chapter of collegiate entrepreneurs.

View Pearson’s profile, learn more about his business idea and vote for him through Sept. 10.

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