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100% Completion Rate Achieved for Training and Submissions for All 25 Teams in the 2015 HCC Newspring BPC

“Who’s going to finish the competition?” boomed Jack Barry at the first BPC training session on February 2, 2015.  He was talking to the 25 teams chosen from 51 applications to compete in and benefit from the three-months of training, mentoring and thought refinement that would ensue in the 2015 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition.  All […]

Campuses Buzzing With Entrepreneurship March 2015 – Getting Local Contracts, Exporting, Leadership, STEM & Planning for the Future

Second Annual How to do Business With Local Governments Panel and Mini Trade Fair Attracted 70 On March 6, the Second Annual How to Do Business With Local Governments event featured presentations and Q&A with a panel of key representatives of the City of Houston, the Port of Houston Authority, HCC Procurement, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of […]

2015 HCC Newspring BPC – March Update

Training Sessions 2, 3 and 4 have flown by with all 25 teams in perfect attendance!   Elevator pitches were the focus in Session 2 along with the thought process that goes into evaluating the market opportunity.  Session 3 featured differentiation, marketing strategy, and operations.  Session 4 was all about the numbers: projections, margins, break-even, […]

Khurum & Shazia Choudry – 2011 BPC Finalists – Multi-Million Dollar Business Now!

Khurum & Shazia Choudry, 3rd Place Winners, 2011 BPC “Our story is one of learning, taking action, taking risks, succeeding and failing and then succeeding again far beyond our original plan!” Khurum Choudry Third place winners, Khurum Choudry and Shazia Choudry, won $4,000 in 2011 for their proposed business Human Nation, a philanthropic clothing store […]

Alumni Update! – HCC Newspring BPC Contestants

Hear from past BPC Contestants and find out how they are doing.  Check back frequently for more Alumni news here.  Considering applying for the 2015 Competition?  Read about those that have gone before you and get inspired to take action now!  2015 Application Deadline is January 20th! Bon Crowder, Math Philanthropy, 2nd Place Winner, 2014 […]

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