The Opportunity Funding Corporation is holding an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at the W Hotel Atlanta from April 10-13. This event is part of a comprehensive entrepreneurship curriculum for young African-American men and women with entrepreneurship aspirations. The program is designed to provide collegiate entrepreneurs a real-world experience that includes conceiving a business idea, writing a business plan, and presenting those plans to a panel of judges, and to infuse innovative entrepreneurship practices into the curriculum of HBCUs.
The event will include a Business Plan Competition with $22,500 in cash prizes as well as a dinner on April 11, 2014 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The keynote speaker will be Don Frieson – Executive Vice President of Operations, Sam’s Club. Don Frieson began his career in the trucking industry and then spent decades working in various Walmart locations. During his last years at Walmart he was chief integration officer for the 300 stores operating in 13 sub-Saharan Africa nations. He joined Sams Club in November of 2012.