Rinkins Report: NBCC Passes Torch to College Entrepreneurs

The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) invites students (ages 17 - 27) in school and/or business programs to participate in their 23rd Annual Convention August 6, 2015, in Hollywood, Florida's Diplomat Resort & Spa. NBCC is extending an invitation to the collegiate community (ages 17 - 27) participate in the Pass the Torch Young Entrepreneurs Competition. Visit www.nationalbcc.org to register.

"Pass the Torch is NBCC's young entrepreneurs initiative. Our goal is to encourage the vision and business ideas of young entrepreneurs while also bridging the gap through education," said Keymanna Paulas, chief executive officer of Keymanna Management LLC. "This business pitch competition allows students of HBCU's, Colleges, and business programs to give their best elevator pitch to our panel of judges for a chance to win cash prizes and mentorship."

Judges will include a panel of experts, investors, and esteemed members of NBCC. All of the aspiring entrepreneurs will walk away with the feedback and direction necessary to take their ideas and products to the next level.

"Entrepreneurship continues to evolve with each generation involving various degrees of risk and possible creating areas of business that were non-existent," Paulas continued. "NBCC is dedicated to supporting aspiring business leaders and maintaining an open line communication to aid and protect the rights and integrity of entrepreneurs of the African Diaspora . Pass The Torch allows vetted business leaders to extend the baton of knowledge to the next generation."

The National Black Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization which has dedicated itself to the economic empowerment of African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity since its incorporation in 1993. Focused on sustaining entrepreneurship and guiding future entrepreneurs, the NBCC advocates innovative approaches to development for businesses domestically and internationally. NBCC has grown to over 200 chapters located in 40 states and 50 nations, establishing itself as the largest black business association in the world.

"Since the founding of the NBCC there has been over 4 billion dollars in contracts awarded to Black businesses due to the efforts of The National Black Chamber of Commerce. The NBCC is also powerful voice when it comes to legislation, policy, corporate commitment and total advocacy on behalf of black business," she revealed.

For more information, log on to http://www.nbccnow2015.com .

Zach Rinkins is an award-winning author, speaker, and journalist. He is the host/producer of the Rinkins Report. Connect with with Zach on Twitter @ZachRinkins and Facebook @ZachRinkins