Las Vegas Urban League Entrepreneurship Center Announces
Second Small Business Pitch Competition Winners
Las Vegas - The Las Vegas Urban League Entrepreneurship Center and its partners at Wells Fargo Bank are doing their part to help address the childcare crisis in Southern Nevada by offering childcare businesses opportunities to receive grant funds to help families needing quality childcare services.
The Entrepreneurship Center recently hosted its Second Small Business Pitch Competition where local childcare businesses delivered a 3- to 5-minute business pitch in front of a panel of judges in the hope of winning grants. The winners were: First Place, LaToya Hicks, Bibi’s Busy Beez Playhouse, $15,000; Second Place, Staci Frazier, Milestone Family Solutions, $10,000; and Third Place, Lauriann Bradford, Nana’s Nature Nest, $5,000.
Judges for the competition were: Kathleen Taylor, Program Coordinator and Manager for the Nevada Women’s Business Center; Marcel Schaerer, Deputy Director for the Nevada Department of Business and Industry and Stephanie DeVane, Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Business Development, National Urban League.
“The quality of childcare businesses that participated in our second pitch competition was outstanding,” Executive Director Dino Browne of the LVUL Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship, said. “We want to thank our partners at Wells Fargo for both their financial and administrative support in making our pitch competitions possible. And we want to thank all the childcare businesses that participated in the competition and hope they will continue to support future small business events designed to empower the Nevada small business community.”
For more information on upcoming small business events, please contact Dino Browne, Executive Director of the Las Vegas Urban League Entrepreneurship Center, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Las Vegas Urban League Entrepreneurship Center provides technical assistance, strategic planning, mentorship and links to resources to help small businesses and entrepreneurs reach their financial goals. The center provides participants with comprehensive financial training to help build and maintain their economic success to earn more, keep more of what they earn, begin to build savings, assets and move up the economic ladder.
The Las Vegas Urban League is a 501c (3) program funded by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health.
The Las Vegas Urban League Administrative Office is located at 2480 N. Decatur Blvd., Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89108. Phone (702) 473-9400. Office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their website is www.lvccul.org.
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