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Students to Pitch Innovative Business Ideas at Howard Community College’s Center for Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Fall 2016 Celebration

WHO: Howard Community College’s (HCC) Center for Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence (CEBE), Pinnacle Advisory Group, Inc., Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Howard County Economic Development Authority, and Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship.

WHAT: Select students from Howard Community College’s introductory entrepreneurship and creativity course will pitch their innovative business ideas in a judged competition. In this bi-annual event, students have five minutes each to present their business ideas to a panel of entrepreneurial business professionals. The first and second place winners will be presented with The Pinnacle Entrepreneur Prize. HCC alum Emily Kim, who with knowledge gained through her entrepreneurial classes at the college launched e-commerce retail business, “Dazzleous,” and has since started two other businesses, will present her own $1,000 scholarship, which will help a student invest in their own business and Emily will mentor. In addition, students, alumni, and business partners who are currently helping downtown Ellicott City shop owners create websites and revitalize their businesses in the wake of the recent historic flooding, will be recognized at the event. Two businesses, Discoveries of Ellicott City and Attic Antique ‘N Things, will be exhibiting and selling their products.

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Howard Community College, The Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall, 4th Floor, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland

PARKING: Visitors are asked to park in Lot A in front of Duncan Hall or the West Parking Garage.

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