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2021 HCC Business Plan Competition

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2021 HCC Business Plan Competition

Are you interested in serving as a virtual advisor to a contestant team in our 2021 HCC Business Plan Competition?  HCC is proud to gather an amazing cohort of experienced volunteer advisors every year to advise our contestant teams as they move through the competition. 
To know more about the Advisor role and commitment:  

Advisors New to This Competition - If you have not yet served as an advisor in this Competition, please click below on our new advisor quick form to submit your interest and introduce yourself: 

Returning Advisors - For those of you who have previously served as an Advisor for this Competition, please click on this link and complete the mini - form to confirm your interest in returning as an advisor in 2021 and we would be honored to have you with us again:

Timing - We are currently receiving Advisor submissions and will do so throughout the January contestant application period as we prepare to choose the teams that will be accepted into the competition. Contestant applications will be reviewed in the first two weeks of February during the time we also hold our virtual Advisor Orientation and move to solidify the 2021 Advisor Cohort. This leads to pairing teams with Advisors in the third week of February, by considering advisors' experience and each accepted team's business concept. Competition Training begins February 23. We will respond to your submission throughout this period nearing the competition.
Thank you for your time and consideration!  Being of service as a volunteer advisor can change the lives of these entrepreneurs! 

2021 HCC Business Plan Competition

Competition Update
  • Contestant Application Period is Closed
  • All Contestant Applications are In and Under Review
  • Advisor Cohort being Assembled
  • Chosen Teams will be Announced on February 19
  • Competition Training Begins on February 23
January was a great start to our competition season!  

The Competition Season Opened on January 7 with our Virtual Competition Showcase - featuring competition alumni, sponsors, leaders and community partners. Immediately following that, we held our How to Apply Orientation for entrepreneurs interested in Applying.  Click Here for Showcase and Applicant landing page with Event Videos.

We also offered three Financial Webinars for Small Business Launch & Growth in January with event Partner SCORE
on January 14, 23 and 30, delivering three excellent live events with presenters David Regenbaum, Nanette Ray and Mo Tehrani.  Topics covered:  understanding the primary purpose of your business; how to generate revenues, understanding concepts such as burn-rate, break-even, cash-flow; determining cash needs of business, financing cash needs; and financial record-keeping.   Each Webinar also offered a live funding panel featuring five panelists representing Micro-lending SBA lending, traditional lending and certified public accountants to help participants prepare to develop funding relationships.  

The annual HCC Business Plan Competition is for Proposed, Startup and Existing Entrepreneurs. All accepted contestant teams will get free training and advising late February through May to refine and polish their plans to start and/or grow their business.  The top five teams will win prize money!  

All graduating teams feel like winners because they all come out with the greatest value, a stronger written plan, slide deck and video to pursue their business goals and to seek funding. In-kind prizes are also awarded to all graduating teams!


Thanks to our Sponsors!
2021 HCC Business Plan Competition 
About the Glenda & David Regenbaum Center for Entrepreneurship - HCC Northwest

OUR MISSION:  To help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. We do this by offering workshops, seminars, summits, classes and competitive training and advising, while also providing practical knowledge, resources and connections.
Contact us at [email protected] or 713-718-6650

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