MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -The Odessa Business Challenge is launching for a second year, giving local entrepreneurs a chance to start or grow their business.

The 5-month program overseen by the Small Business Development Center of UTPB and funded by the Odessa Development Corporation gives people a chance to earn a share of $350,000.

During the five months participants go through seminars and one-on-one coaching. Eliminations happen throughout the course of the competition.

This year’s orientation will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 at the UTPB C.E.E.D building. Those wanting to participate must attend at least one orientation.

The fee to register is $300, for more information click here or email Bryan Bierwirth at Bierwirth_b@utpb.edu.