Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Houston to SPARC Community

April 3, 2011 by  
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  • Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Houston to SPARC Community

  • EO Houston set to host SPARC (Swap Places, Ask, Receive, Connect) as part of international EO conference event called EO Texas University being held in Houston, TX April 6-10, 2011.
  • The initiative will bring together 700 entrepreneurs from around the world and disadvantaged citizens of the Greater Houston-area to engage in mutual learning and idea-swapping.
  • SPARC will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Saturday April 9, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.

March 28, 2011 (Houston, TX)—Entrepreneurs’ Organization Houston in partnership with Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global and the Houston Food Bank have announced the visionary SPARC (Swap Places, Ask, Receive, Connect) program. The event will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1:30pm-5:30pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX and is the closing event for EO Texas University.


SPARC will unite 700 CEO’s from around the world with hard working, but economically disadvantaged members of the Houston community to eat together and engage in a meaningful discussion about the challenges we face as human beings. The program is about bringing new ideas and hope into the minds and hearts of all participants.


“SPARC is a name, a method and an expectation in one repeatable word,” said SPARC program chair and EO Houston president, Steve Satterwhite. “We hope that the sparks created at this event are the beginning of new ideas for solving social problems and getting entrepreneurs more involved in the community. Our goal is a simple one; not to change the world in one afternoon, but to share in a moment of dignity, to offer both the citizens of Houston and our members a dynamic new source of inspiration that they can take with them into their daily lives.”


The Houston Food Bank has recruited over 30 non-profit agencies to participate in the event and expects a great response from all parties, who will join EO members from around the world to take part in a program that EO leadership hopes will grow into an ongoing event.


“This program has tremendous potential to positively impact communities globally. Any group can give money. Our group wants to apply the entrepreneurial spirit to solve important problems in our community,” said Satterwhite. “This is the start of something bold in the business world and we are proud to launch it in Houston.”


SPARC – “Swap Places, Ask, Receive, Connect” – hosted by Entrepreneurs’ Organization Houston is about infusing new ideas and hope into its participants. Business owners and working-class and disadvantaged citizens will unite for one afternoon to share coffee and cookies together and engage in meaningful discussions and idea-sharing.


By putting an unlikely group of people together, one-on-one, for the first time, SPARC allows each participant to gain a new perspective on daily life. The event aims to generate conversation among two different groups and spark action after it concludes.



The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only is a dynamic, global network of more than 7,500 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.

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