IACCGH Nexgen – Fall 2018 Young Minds Panel

By Anish Nagar

HOUSTON: The IACCGH NexGen Exchange had their Fall 2018 Young Minds Panel at the University of Houston on Wednesday November 14. In partnership with UH CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization), NexGen invited three young and successful entrepreneurs to speak and answer questions on the panel. The panelists were: Franceska McCaughan (Founder of Franzie’s Flower Design and CEO of Franzie’s Flower Friends), Bonnie Treece (Owner of The Brain Domain), and Prasanth Chilukuri (Co-Founder and CFO of Sparkplug Studios). The event was moderated by Anish Nagar (Business Development and Growth Manager at Governance360 Enterprise Solutions Inc.). 

The audience was packed with young professionals and students with a commonality of interest in business and entrepreneurship. The panelists discussed reasons they chose to become entrepreneurs along with challenges they faced along the journey. Collectively, the dream for more time paired with curiosity were the driving factors for why the panelists chose the entrepreneurship route. They also focused on the importance of time management and of building out their team. 

“There’s never the right time and you never feel fully prepared. You have to be willing to put in the time and seed money. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. When is the right time? When you are ready to take the jump!” Franceska. The event concluded with a Q&A session and group pictures.