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Video: 2015 HOPE Global Forum HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competition

John Hope Bryant Blog - 11 hours ago
One of the highlights at the 2015 HOPE Global Forum was the HOPE Business In A Box Pitch Competition. Four businesses presented for the ground prize of $1,000 in capital to help grow their businesses. Take a look at the... [...] more

First Round of HBIABA Pitches at Westlake Middle School

The HOPE Blog - 48 hours ago
Thursday, January 22nd Operation HOPE Bay Area held Westlake Middle School's first round of HOPE Business in a Box Academy pitches in Oakland, CA. One hundred and forty 6th graders participated in entrepreneurialism, finance and public speaking classes to help them develop viable business ideas that they pitched before a panel of three judges: Mr. Clay Jackson of BBVA Compass, Mr. Matt McLaughlin [...] more

HOPE Business In A Box Academy Pitch Competition at Washington High School

The HOPE Blog - 4 days ago
With the assistance of Guidance Counselor Mrs. Deborah Sims, HOPE Fellow Heather Thompson and several HOPE Corp Volunteers, the Operation HOPE youth entrepreneurial initiative HOPE Business in a Box Academies (HBIABA) was a huge success at Booker T. Washington High School! These volunteers worked tirelessly, dedicating their time and energy to help students construct business pitches and to unders [...] more

Cathay Bank Sponsors HOPE Business In A Box Academy at Rio Hondo School

The HOPE Blog - 7 days ago
What if we could reconnect the power of aspiration with the power of education in our children's lives? What if students could start a business for $50 to $500? What if they could get courses in financial literacy linked with a primer course in entrepreneurship? For the 8th Grade students at Rio Hondo School in Arcadia, California, this is a reality. [...] more

5 Senses that Help Kids Become Successful Adults

John Hope Bryant Blog - 9 days ago
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JANUARY 14, 2015 5 Senses that Help Kids Become Successful Adults All parents want their kids to grow up to be financially successful. What, other than helping them get through school, can parents do? When we see successful people, they... [...] more

HOPE Business in a Box Announces Winners from Latino College Preparatory Academy

The HOPE Blog - 9 days ago
By Rebecca Blanco Monday, December 15th Latino College Preparatory Academy students pitched their business ideas to a panel of business professionals for a chance to work with a business mentor and potentially fund their ideas for up to $500.00. This program was funded by Silicon Valley Bank, who sent two representatives to judge the pitch competition: Amy Lopez, a Fair Lending Officer and Daniel [...] more

THE IMPORTANCE OF RAISING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS: A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN HOPE BRYANT, CEO OF OPERATION HOPE

John Hope Bryant Blog - 23 days ago
Children seem to be born young entrepreneurs, from selling mudpies to their mom to building a lemonade stand or dog-walking business for their neighbors. But what does it take to turn those rudimentary skills into larger lessons about budgets, credit,... [...] more

Business in a Box Gives Young Entrepreneurs a Head Start

John Hope Bryant Blog - 24 days ago
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Operation HOPE, a nonprofit group that provides financial literacy and small-business training, has expanded its reach to teach middle school students about entrepreneurship. For the past two years, the HOPE Business in a Box Academy (HBIABA) has worked with students... [...] more

QuickBooks: Business in a Box Gives Young Entrepreneurs a Head Start

The HOPE Blog - 25 days ago
Operation HOPE, a nonprofit group that provides financial literacy and small-business training, has expanded its reach to teach middle school students about entrepreneurship. For the past two years, the HOPE Business in a Box Academy (HBIABA) has worked with students in Oakland, Calif., Denver, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. The organization is partnering with Gallup to include polling to better track [...] more

HOPE Business In A Box Academy Pitch Competition at Ralph J. Bunche Middle School

The HOPE Blog - 25 days ago
For most kids, when asked what they want to be when they grow up, their responses rarely include “I want to be an entrepreneur.” In fact, some may not even know what an entrepreneur is or that they have the option to become one. Over the past few months, Operation HOPE’s youth focused entrepreneurial initiative, HOPE Business in a Box Academies (HBIABA), has worked with students, faculty and staff [...] more

HOPE Business In A Box Academy Pitch Competition at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy

The HOPE Blog - 31 days ago
Over the past few months, Dr. Theo Smith’s 7th grade business education students at Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy diligently worked to establish businesses and construct pitches as part of Operation HOPE’s youth focused entrepreneurial initiative, HOPE Business in a Box Academies (HBIABA). Students enrolled in this program received classroom instruction and guidance from Ms. [...] more

2014 In Review, Day 09 - Project 5117 Reaches Over 1200 Commitments for 2014

John Hope Bryant Blog - 39 days ago
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Project 5117 Reaches Over 1200 Commitments for 2014 LOS ANGELES – August 14, 2014 – A total of 1268 commitments have been collected for Project 5117 – an initiative to empower underserved communities, Operation HOPE reported today. Through Project 5117,... [...] more