Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Michael Costigan, an internationally acclaimed speaker and one of the nation’s youngest entrepreneurs who was recently named ’Young Business Leader of the Year’ by the National Financial Educators Council.
Michael Costiagan carries an utterly unique story to share. As a 13 year old, he set off to start his first business – madƒusion. Written off and rejected by many for being too young or too inexperienced, he rose above skepticism to become what many said he never could. Now, years later, he strives to help teens face the very same issues he faced. Still young, he doesn’t just relate to teens, he shares their experiences — their insecurities, their struggles, and the reality of growing up today.
An active member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and iSafe America, Michael brings knowledge and first hand advice to every audience. Defined as a “Young Changemaker” by Youth Venture, a non-profit that supports teen ventures, Michael delivers a message that is down to earth, inspiring, and exhilarating.
Michael has been featured by ABC, FOX, and NPR, as well as many other media outlets and publications. He’s worked with groups of parents, educators, and non-profits to influence people from around the country to help teens lead their generation. And although he won’t admit it, he’s a huge nerd.