Brian Farnen

Fairfield and Southport State Representative

There are a lot of similarities between starting a business and doing two hours of pushing. • Both are extraordinarily hard • Most will say you are crazy • Very few people ever try • Both are mentally challenging • You have no idea if you will be successful • Very few people can help you • Both endeavors take 100% commitment and a winning attitude • Preparation, practice and planning are key • Both involve giving up a part of your life to accomplish something you have never done. • When you achieve …’s all yours and can never be taken away from you.

Favorite song: The entire Rocky 4 Soundtrack

  • Brian Farnen $ 40.00
  • Kimberly Farnen $ 40.00
  • Lindsay Muldoon $ 20.00


$ 100 Raised
3 Backers

The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), a 36-year-old, 501c3 nonprofit organization, is the nation’s largest continuously operating program for K-12 student inventors and entrepreneurs.

100% of the proceeds raised by Push For Entrepreneurship are donated to CIC.

CIC’s mission is to teach students creative problem-solving techniques through inventing, innovating, and entrepreneurship, by teachers trained in CIC’s programs. CIC programs have been endorsed by CT’s educational leaders as promoting creativity and critical thinking, and have received prestigious recognition, including trips to the White House Science Fairs.

  1. In Connecticut, more than 16,000 K-12 students in 250 schools annually have CIC classroom-based programs.

  2. Students compete in their schools and winners present their inventions at local and district events and at the state wide convention in May.

  3. Selected state winners advance to the National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan, in June.

  4. CIC inventors comprises 50% girls and 26% minority students, with program growth focused in under-served school districts.

  5. CIC inventors pursue entrepreneurship through patenting, investment, and commercialization.

Your donation will be used to provide hundreds of Bridgeport, Norwalk, and New Haven K-12 students the opportunity to participate in a program that will change their lives and our futures.

2020 Event Numbers

  • 69 Pushers
  • 1,130 PUSHUPS
  • 293 DONORS
  • $ 32,797.97 Funded