Trump Entrepreneur Initiative

On June 2, 2010 Trump University announced a name change.  The new name is now The Trump Entrepreneur Initiative. We wonder if the name change is due to the lawsuit filed in CA or to the New York State Education Department’s demand that the company stop using the word University in their name.

An excerpt of the email sent out to their members is below.  You decide if this is a company hiding from their customers (prior reviews and ratings) or working for them and with the department of education.

“To celebrate our increased commitment to meet your growing entrepreneurial needs, we are pleased to announce that Trump University has officially changed its name to The Trump Entrepreneur Initiative. This change reflects our ongoing mission to empower you – the next generation of entrepreneurs, business builders, and investors – with the tools and confidence to achieve your personal and financial goals.”…

“…We have worked hard to earn your trust and take great pride in our exceptional 98% Student Satisfaction Rating. Our commitment to your success is stronger than ever!…”

Let our readers know what you think of the name change and the company. Leave us a comment below.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Bokang September 7, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Why change the name?

John Casoni October 27, 2010 at 2:35 am

I have been waiting since 7-31-10 to receive the iPad that I won. The comoany has been unresponsive of late in explaining why it would take so long to receive my prize and to deliver same. I have emailed and called several times since this last correspondence (see below). It’s now time for me to seek remedies with BBB and NY State Attorney General’s office.

Subject: Trump Entrepreneur Initiative – iPad Winner
To: ”
Cc: ”
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 5:24 PM

Good Afternoon John,

Please accept my sincerest apology for not getting in touch with you sooner, as you may have heard from my colleagues I have just taken over the distribution of giveaways from our various events.

It is my understanding that you attended the Trump Entrepreneur Expo in New York City at the Roosevelt Hotel on July 31 and at the event were the lucky winner of an iPad. At this time, our order for iPad’s is on back order with our vendor and until they replenish their stocks we are unable to ship out your prize. Once this issue has been resolved and our vendor has replenished their stocks we will be able to mail you your prize posthaste.

Thank you in advance for your time and continued understanding with this matter.


Trump Entrepreneur Initiative
40 Wall Street, 32nd Fl.
New York, NY 10005

Domenic Guastaferro December 16, 2010 at 8:15 pm

I was erroneously pre-billed for the second year of the Foreclosure access on their website which I did not want to continue. I called Paul to notify them and they said they would return the money to my AE account. Several e-mails and calls later has not been successful in having the money refunded, even though they said they would do it and now my bill has been doubled due to a high APR. When they wanted their nearly $40K for the years “courses” they got it. Why can’t I get my measly $34.95 back which is now up to $70+!?

Very Frustrated,
Dr. Dom

Lisa April 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Hi John,

I would like to know if you ever got your iPad. I, too, won an iPad at the Trump seminar in Scottsdale, AZ in August of 2010. I have been trying to get in touch with them ever since. I have had infrequent contact with one of their representatives. He’s been promising me my iPad since. What your letter above is pretty much the same response I get. I keep trying to contact them to no avail. I know we aren’t the only ones who have not recieved it. Let me know how your progress is going please.


John Casoni June 12, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I’d like to remove the former posting but don’t know how.

Lindia Joseph January 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I have been trying to touch with some one regarding a$24,000.00 down payment on a course that My husband and I registered in in 2010. The course did not go through well and I would like to get in torch with some one to find out what can i do. I have emailed my instructor Jonny but have not heard from him for a while. I have left messages but no return call .I cannot afford to loose 24,000 dollares in this hard economy. Lindia

miriam asper December 5, 2016 at 1:55 pm

i love the course and learn alot doing business buying home in my area.
it was a well plan coarse and i enjoy being in a course that somone under stands
how buying real estate in done.

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