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The Best and the Brightest

Episode 463 | Broadcast: April 19, 2014

It’s that time again! Always a listener favorite, the Rice Business Plan Contest is the world’s largest and richest competition of its kind. Russ and Brad Burke open the 2014 Elevator Pitch competition. In our vignettes, Leisa chats with Elizabeth Killinger, NRG Texas Retail and Reliant; Karen visits with PKF’s Scott Soles; Robin interviews Steven Ward, FMC Technologies.; and Laura Max visits with Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss of Congregation Shma Koleinu.

School of Business

School of Business 4/19/2014

Russ and John host the show that champions entrepreneurship. This is serious business! Includes This Week in Business History, the Jargon Challenge Round and Dumb Moments.

Featured Interview™

The Light Files - Rabbi Scott

Making tough choices: film school or rabbi? Laura Max visits with Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weiss, spiritual leader of Congregation Shma Koleinu.

Special Features

Brad Burke - Rice Alliance

Russ co-hosts the opening of the Elevator Pitch competition with Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship. The Business Plan Competition is the world’s largest and richest of its kind.

BusinessMakers Thought Leaders

Brandonomics from Savage - Steven Ward

Case study: Destination Zero. Robin Tooms discusses internal branding programs with Steven Ward, corporate director of HSE for FMC Technologies.

Women Mean Business - Elizabeth Killinger

This week’s extraordinary woman did not expect to head an energy retailer. Leisa Holland-Nelson chats with Elizabeth Killinger, president, NRG Texas Retail and Reliant.

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® - Scott Soles

What risks are you facing? PKF audit director and CPA Scott Soles is back to discuss with Karen Love how Enterprise Risk Management can support your business.

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2014 Rice Business Plan Competition

The Elevator Pitch competition is now in its 14th year, with 42 teams from around the world competing for cash and prizes totaling more than $1.6 million.

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Dr. Wayne Winston

Russ visits with the ultimate numbers geek, Dr. Wayne Winston, Clinical Assistant Professor of Decision Information Sciences at the University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business.

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