Our BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition is the USHCC Foundation’s premier program to spur the entrepreneurial spirit in college students. This program, presented by the George Washington University, allows students from a selected state to learn how to take an idea and turn it into a potential business during an all-expenses paid, three-day scholarship competition, all while becoming part of the USHCC Foundation network. BizVenture officials help these emerging entrepreneurs prepare for the business world by teaching them how to develop and refine their business plans, proposals, and pitches. They have a chance to network and discuss their ideas with successful business owners and financial representatives. The students with the top three pitches will earn a scholarship for their respective university. All three winners are acknowledged and honored at the USHCC Foundation Gala in November. .
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.
Important Dates:January 31: Application Opens
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2016 BizVenture Breakdown
Business Mgt. 5, Intl. Business 4, Finance 3, Marketing 3, Event Mgt. 1, Business Admin. 1, Journalism 1
12 Women, 6 Men
2016 BizVenture Winners