McAllen welcomes Hispanic youth in becoming successful entrepreneurs July 29th– 31st

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation, in conjunction with the Ford Motor Company Fund and Visa, proudly present BizFest Youth Entrepreneurship Competition 2011 in McAllen, Texas.

BizFest is an innovative and intensive entrepreneurial training program where Hispanic high school juniors and seniors learn how to turn their hobbies into a profitable business venture. BizFest will be hosted in McAllen, Texas by the University of Texas-Pan American and the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (RGVHCC).

The three day training event is designed to teach students a variety of relevant business techniques. The curriculum particularly focuses on leadership development and entrepreneurship training. During the leadership development training, students will be asked to evaluate their own personal level of attitude, level of commitment, discipline and other personal traits in relation to being successful.

Additionally, expert trainers from UTPA will teach students various business techniques such as how to network in business environments and how to give public presentations. Serving as the capstone of BizFest, students will also be asked to develop a practical business idea and plan, which will be presented to a panel of judges.

The top three winners will be awarded with iPads and will be invited to attend the USHCC 32nd Annual National Convention and Business Expo in Miami, Florida. In addition to instruction and business experience, participants will receive a tote bag and supplies, a BizFest certificate of completion, and many internship and scholarship opportunities.

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