nCourage Proud to Judge The Rice Business Plan Competition for Fifth Year

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014

The nCourage Entrepreneurs Investment Group will be judging entries in the 14th Annual Rice University Business Plan Competition this week for the fifth consecutive year.

In addition our investment group will be awarding a $25,000 investment prize for Courageous Women Entrepreneurs. To be eligible for the $25,000 Women’s Entrepreneur cash prize, graduate-level business plan teams must have, in addition to the standard qualifications: a woman as CEO or in a top leadership role, OR at least 25% woman-ownership and all teams must have at least one female on the presenting team.

The prize is sponsored by nCourage Entrepreneurs Investment Group consisting of: Cindy Boyd, CEO of Sentigy, CEO of CBM Enterprise Solutions; Elizabeth Wiggins, Director, various community boards; Lamar Mathews, President of GP at Falcon Partners, Ltd.; Shelby Scarbrough, President, Practical Protocol; Winnie Hart, Founder of TwinEngine; Susan Hrib, CEO and Founder of Signum Group; Suzy Ginsburg, CEO of Global Communication Works; Dr. Lynn Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of Ensysce Biosciences, CEO PHusis; Susan Pennebaker, Principal of Pennebaker; and Heajin Kamalani, MD, Medical Director of Ob/Gyn Services at Hazel Hawkins Hospital Clinics. United by their passion to encourage the next generation of women entrepreneurs and recognize the courage necessary to pursue an entrepreneurial journey, the nCourage team applauds the efforts of this year’s contestants.