Twelve high school students from McAllen, Texas, and San Diego, Calif., have been selected to participate in the National BizFest Youth Entrepreneurship Competition in Miami Beach, Fla., according to a news release from the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) Foundation.
The competition is held in conjunction with the USHCC's 32nd annual National Convention & Business Expo through Tuesday. BizFest is an entrepreneurial training program, sponsored by Sam's Club, that teaches Hispanic high school juniors and seniors how to turn hobbies into profitable business ventures.
"These students have already show amazing work ethic and entrepreneurial potential," Javier Palomarez, USHCC president and CEO, said. "It's amazing to watch the next generation of Hispanic leaders grow firsthand as past participants enter the workforce."
The students learn various business techniques, including how to network in business environments, how to deliver presentations and how to develop succinct pitches. Students will work to refine their business plans. A panel of judges will determine the winners and they will be announced Tuesday. The top three winners of the BizFest competition will receive college scholarships--$3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place.
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