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Entrepreneurs Can Win $10,000 at National Black MBA Association Innovation Whiteboard Challenge

CHICAGOJuly 20, 2015  -- To expand job promotion through entrepreneurship and executive leader development, The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®), the largest association of MBA professionals, invites entrepreneurs to deliver the perfect 5 minute business idea for a chance to win $10,000 at the NBMBAA Entrepreneurial Institute 2015 Innovation Whiteboard Challenge®. The competition will be hosted at the NBMBAA 37th Annual ConferenceSeptember 23, 2015 and open to all NBMBAA members. To become a NBMBAA member visit

There is no entry fee. To enter, applicants must submit a video by 5:00 pm CDT on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Complete rules are available at:

The Innovation Whiteboard Challenge is just one way the NBMBAA conference engages entrepreneurs. The NBMBAA conference programming includes the NBMBAA Entrepreneurial Institute®, designed for entrepreneurs and the NBMBAA Leadership Institute® for corporate leader development.  Exploring the dimensions of entrepreneurial innovation and corporate development links like-minded professionals through exposure into entrepreneurial and corporate careers.  

NBMBAA Entrepreneurial Institute for Entrepreneurs

By attending the NBMBAA conference, entrepreneurs gain access to more than 300 corporations that participate. Individuals who have businesses, inventions, or entrepreneurs planning to start a business or franchise can attend Entrepreneurial Institute seminars, workshops on winning corporate contracts, and business development discussions with engaging networking opportunities and insights from renowned entrepreneurs.  Marriott® is the contributing sponsor and the supporting sponsor is FedEx®.

NBMBAA Leadership Institute for Corporate Leaders

Designed for mid-and senior-level corporate managers, emerging leaders and high potential employees, the Leadership Institute defines corporate executive development and career growth.  Marriott is the contributing sponsor. Supporting sponsors are FedExGE Capital®, and Target®

NBMBAA Entrepreneurial and Leadership Institutes costs

  • Entrepreneurial Institute: $825 NBMBAA members, $1025 nonmembers
  • Entrepreneurial Institute Day Pass $225 for NBMBAA members, $425 for nonmembers
  • Leadership Institute: $975 NBMBAA members, $1175 for nonmembers

NBMBAA Leadership Institute Programming

Leading at the Speed of Trust - Stephen M.R. Covey, Cofounder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Speed of Trust Practice. Participants will learn the 13 Behaviors of High Trust Leaders and how to model them in their daily interactions. 

Take Charge of Your Leadership Impact! presented by GE Capital - Mimi Rog, Senior Learning Leader, GE Capital

Strategic Influence presented by Target Corporation -  Jim Hoar, Target Corporation; Speaker: Adrienne Tucker, Consultant, Enterprise Strategy, Target Corporation

About the National Black MBA Association®
The National Black MBA Association, Inc. (NBMBAA) develops partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community through education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle. The NBMBAA provides access to its constituents through the Annual NBMBAA Conference and Exposition and empowerment initiatives. To learn more about the NBMBAA visit

Media Contact: Ivy K. PendletonTCA Public Relations (800) 956-4514 extension 222, media@tcapr.comSocial media: #nbmbaa15, NBMBAA Conference website, Media registration 


SOURCE The National Black MBA Association


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