The Be Your Own Boss Workshop

Be Your Own Boss Workshop: March 24, 2023 at the Plains Capital Bank El Gran Salón – Student Union (BSTUN)

Friday, March 24, 2023 | 9:00 am – 2:45 pm  

Gran Salon, UTRGV Brownsville 


Description: Ever wonder what it would be like being your own boss? Have you ever had a business idea but don’t know what to do next? If you are an aspiring business owner or are interested in starting a side-hustle then the Be Your Own Boss Workshop is right for you. 

The Be Your Own Boss Workshop is an event where students from across UTRGV disciplines who want to be their own boss one day, or open a practice in their field of study, can learn what it takes to start a business. 

Apply today to learn how to come up with a idea, design a business, and pitch your idea to others. Network with like-minded individuals, enter a giveaway to win cool prizes and listen to a panel of experts ranging from Medicine, Education, Arts, Law, Culinary Arts, Marketing, and Engineering, and hear all about their journey on starting their businesses. 


What happens at the Be Your Own Boss Workshop?

8:45 am - 9:15 amRegistration/ Continental Breakfast

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome – Laurie Simmons, Director, Center for Innovation and Commercialization  

9:35 am - 10:20 am

Idea Discovery: How to Come up a Business Idea 

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Idea Design: How to Brand a Business  

11:25 am - 12:10 pm

Idea Pitch: How to Pitch a Business Idea  

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

Lunch/Networking 101 – Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

1:30 pm - 2:30pm 

A Day in the Life of a ….  

2:35 pm - 2:45 pm 

Closing Remarks and RSVP & Social Media Giveaway

Apply Now! 

Application Deadline:  Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 11:59 PM CST

The program is free but you must apply to get in. Be Your Own Boss Workshop is open to undergraduate and graduate students of all years, majors, and experience levels. You will be notified of your application status by Wednesday, March 22, 2023 by 5:00 PM CST.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 8:00am to 11:59pm

Plains Capital Bank El Gran Salón – Student Union (BSTUN), El Gran Salón – Student Union (BSTUN) Student Union, One W University Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520