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Ron Kessler Group Partners with MOOT CORP
for Entrepreneur Mentoring Sessions

October 1, 2003 – AUSTIN, TEXAS — Ron Kessler Group, LLC, an executive leadership coaching and consulting company, today announced it will be the entrepreneur grooming partner for MOOT CORP’s Texas competition slated for January and February in Austin. The MOOT CORP Competition, the preeminent MBA global new venture competitions, provides young entrepreneurs from top-ranked MBA programs around the world with the opportunity to present their business plans to panels of investors. Ron Kessler Group’s Wisdom Cluster will leverage the experience and expertise of Austin’s community leaders by providing focus, directional preparation and corporate best practices to fifteen University of Texas MOOT CORP MBA students in preparation for the global competition. Wisdom Cluster sessions are slated for October 3, 9 and 10.

"The one-to-one mentoring sessions that the Ron Kessler Group provides is essential to these young entrepreneurs," said Dr. Gary Cadenhead, director of MOOT CORP. "It allows us to focus on each student’s particular needs. Entrepreneurs cannot thrive on vague generality. What they need, and what Ron Kessler Group provides, is business experience designed to help them win in the marketplace."

The community leaders that will be participating in the Wisdom Cluster on October 3, 9 and 10 are:

Sada Cumber, SozoTek
Bob Kline, Consultant
Mark Murdock, Attorney
Betty Otter-Nickerson, GalleryWatch
Chip Rainey, Locke Liddell & Sapp
Carolyn Stark, Austin Technology Council
Stu Penny, Gunpai Corporation
Marlene Smitherman, Critical Connection, Inc.
Glenn West, Hoak Breedlove Wesneski & Co.
Earl Maxwell, Maxwell Locke & Ritter
Jerry Keys, Winstead Sechrest & Minick
Jerry Marlar, Organizational Development Facilitator
Dick Moeller, Verity Ventures
Dick Waterfield, Texas Stakeholders
Sterling Lands, Greater Calvary Baptist Church
Dan Schmisseur, Remoir, Inc.
Mark Wiggins, Winchester Management Company
Dan Matheson, Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr
Neil Iscoe, Office of Technology Commercialization, University of Texas
Ron Kessler, RonKesslerGroup

“It gives us a great pleasure to work with young entrepreneurs, especially those creating new businesses as part of UT’s Moot Corp program” said Ron Kessler, President of Ron Kessler Group. “These young entrepreneurs are looking at creating a business and new jobs while still in graduate school. The Wisdom Cluster process is a ‘value add’ for empowering them with the know-how that leads to success in the Moot Corp competition and ultimately in their quest for critical funding and market share.”

About Ron Kessler Group, LLC
In the face of a leadership crisis in our economy, the Ron Kessler Group provides a portfolio of career growth and leadership development solutions built upon processes that are value-based and value-added. They address immediate needs while constructing long-term solutions that create and enhance the value of people and organizations. By focusing on the direct link between value-based leadership and profitability, Ron Kessler Group helps their clients maximize performance within the safe harbor of an organization’s core values and principles that are legal, moral and ethical.

Ron Kessler Group’s services are offered through custom-built teams, drawing from the wealth of talented and experienced leaders to deliver the best possible outcomes for our clients. To learn more about Ron Kessler Group, please visit

About MOOT CORP (R) Competition

The MOOT CORP(R) Competition has variously been described as "the Super Bowl of world business plan competition," "the mother of all business plan competitions" and "the granddaddy of them all." Now in its 21st year, it is the original business plan competition and was developed by UT MBAs in 1984. In the last five years, business plan competitions in business schools have become almost as popular as moot court competitions in law schools.

For more information about MOOT CORP, please visit

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