Vol. 2, Issue 8 | April 2021

Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge

The Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge is underway for high school students interested in developing an innovative business idea for potential prize money. The target participants are from 9th thru 12th grades and are enrolled in a Career & Technical Education program of study. They are challenged with generating business ideas that are aligned with the team’s or individual’s CTE training program. Successful RGV entrepreneurs and college instructors will serve as mentors for teams progressing to the finals. Individual benefits for contestants are that they will develop leadership skills, teamwork, communication skills, critical thinking, and soft skills necessary for success.

Cash prizes include:

  • 1st place- $1,500;
  • 2nd place-$1,000;
  • 3rd place-$750; and,
  • 4th $500

Winners will be announced at the end of April 2021.

Pictured above are Sergio Contreras, President/CEO of the Rio Grande Valley Partnership, and Juan Loya, Sr. Vice President BBVA.

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