An entrepreneur since childhood, Cameron Herold wants parents and teachers to recognize — and foster — entrepreneurial talent in kids.

Why you should listen

For 20 years, Cameron Herold has been coaching entrepreneurs on five continents, helping them build their companies. He started BackPocket COO to coach and mentor young, fun companies -- and help them make their dreams happen.

Herold was a leading force behind one of the most successful new business ventures of the last decade, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. He was Chief Operating Officer for nearly seven years. Prior to that, he was VP of Corporate Development at

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“Start building a network of fellow entrepreneurs that understand your passion and don’t make you feel guilty about always chasing it.” — Cameron Herold

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June 17, 2010

Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur, says Cameron Herold. At TEDxEdmonton, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish — as kids and as adults. (Recorded at TEDxEdmonton, March 2010 in Edmonton, Canada. Duration: 19:36) Watch Cameron Herold’s talk on, […]

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