About Us

Urban FIRE is the entrepreneurship training born from real life experiences of business owners and successful individuals from around the world. It is training on the science of success first begun at Carnegie Mellon University and out-of-the-box methods of effective business development.

It is viewing our interconnection to the environment we live in and participating as inclusive communicators for the betterment of our communities.

It is building a foundation of moral ethics using the Bushido and the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

It is passionately acting upon Harvard University’s science of personal genius and maximizing the latest research on brain functionality. We re-engage the civil rights ideals from the Highlander Center and connect the new faces of business through social media.

It is not only about learning to start a successful small business, it is about learning how success is cultivated, nurtured and expanded. Successful entrepreneurship is simply a way of life as life was meant to be lived.

Our History
As an entrepreneur for over 30 years, Boku Kodama was convinced that entrepreneurship would help those in the inner cities to realize their goal of economic and social sustainability. Having come from poor economic beginnings, Boku knew the hardships of living in a low-income urban community. When he sold his high tech company in 1995, he went on a mission to bring entrepreneurship training to those he believed would gain the most benefit from its lessons.

Overall, he created 10 for profit businesses and four nonprofits and continues to work on new ventures including Urban FIRE, an acronym for Financial Intelligence, Responsible Entrepreneurship. Since 1997, the training has evolved through never-ending research and curriculum development. It has gained national attention for its unique, holistic approach to business and personal development. It continues to evolve today and will continue in the future.