Ruby Red Ventures Brings in New Businesses

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Ruby Red Ventures Brings in New Businesses

Front, MEDC Board Treasurer Linda Requenez, Gloria Navarro of Tortilleria La Regi, Richard Frnka, of CleverSolve, Ilse Gonzalez of Neo Green, MEDC Board member Catherine Garcia, Ruben Plata of the Mission City Council; back, MEDC COO Daniel Gonzalez, MEDC Board VP Jody Tittle, MEDC Board Secretary Richard Hernandez, MEDC CEO Alex Meade and MEDC Programs Director Christiana Garcia
Front, MEDC Board Treasurer Linda Requenez, Gloria Navarro of Tortilleria La Regi, Richard Frnka of CleverSolve, Ilse Gonzalez of Neo Green, MEDC Board member Catherine Garcia, Ruben Plata of the Mission City Council; back, MEDC COO Daniel Gonzalez, MEDC Board VP Jody Tittle, MEDC Board Secretary Richard Hernandez, MEDC CEO Alex Meade and MEDC Programs Director Christiana Garcia

Three businesses coming to Mission

Three new small business enterprises are developing in Mission after winning the Mission EDC’s Ruby Red Ventures entrepreneurship competition.

The ventures earned the right to be funded after going through the six-month long small business development program in collaboration with UTRGV’s Small Business Development Center. The entrepreneurs then pitched their idea to a committee in the style of the show “Shark Tank.”

Coming out on top in this installment of the competition are:
Tortilleria La Regia, a flour tortilla company that sells to both restaurants and retail outlets.
CleverSolve, a developer of custom mobile apps and websites for phones and tablets and watches.
Neo Green, a fresh and healthy food prep eatery that will deliver orders to customers.

Including this new group, the Mission EDC has invested in 34 local enterprises with an average award of about $12,150 each. Ruby Red Ventures funding cannot be the entrepreneur’s sole source of capital. There are two rounds of funding per year. The next round will take place in the spring.

For more information, contact Alex Meade at 956-585-0040.

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