2017 BizVenture Application Now Open!

About BizVenture

The BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition is an innovative program and pitch competition that empowers college students with knowledge and insight into the world of business. This 3-day concentrated workshop teaches college level students how to establish entrepreneurial and leadership goals, reinforces networking in a professional environment, and emphasizes the importance of completing a higher education. The top three pitches, as determined by a panel of judges, will award $10,000 worth of scholarships.

BizVenture was established in 2016 and held its first competition at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Conference in Miami, Florida last October.


2017 BizVenture Competition Details 

The 2017 BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition will be held at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas from Sunday, October 1 - Tuesday, October 3. 


Who Should Apply

  • Students enrolled in a full time undergraduate program at a recognized college or university in Texas
  • Students with an entrepreneurial idea for a startup business
  • Owners/founders of a company


Entry and Registration

Interested students must fill out an application. Space is limited to 25 pitches. Interested applicants must apply by June 2017 and will be notified via e-mail in August if they were selected for the competition. Registration is free and all meals and room expenses will be covered by the USHCC Foundation. 



The top three pitches, selected by the judges, will awarded $5,000 for first place, $3,000 for second place, and $2,000 for third place. 

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Important Dates:

January 31: Application Opens
May: Accepted Students will be notified 
August - September: Accepted students will begin preparing for the competition with assistance from the USHCCF and The George Washington University
October 1-3: BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition in Dallas, Texas

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2016 BizVenture Breakdown

Majors Represented

Business Mgt. 5, Intl. Business 4, Finance 3, Marketing 3, Event Mgt. 1, Business Admin. 1, Journalism 1

Countries Represented

United States, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Spain

Gender Breakdown

 12 Women, 6 Men


2016 BizVenture Winners



BizVenture Testimonials

  • “...I loved being around individuals that care so deeply about their futures and their success and are so willing to hear other people's ideas and give them any tips they may have. I loved meeting the students, the staff and the guest speakers as well. It definitely opened up my mind and helped me realized that starting your own business is a feasible thing and to not be scared of it because there are numerous people that can help you and give you advice if you're brave enough to ask.”
    Cynthia Tran Barry University
  • “The BizVenture competition was one of the best experiences I ever had in my life in the area of business.
    The networks and the knowledge that I gathered during the event was enormous.”
    Federico Blumberg Florida Memorial University
  • "Attending and participating in the BizVenture competition provided a platform to explore what it means to be an entrepreneur. The competition also allowed me to engage and interact with other like-minded business savvy young adults. I left the competition with confidence I didn't know existed within me and a lot of ambition to pursue my business goals!"
    Sophie Goodis Lynn University
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