Our community
is our business.

Pinnacle Group proudly partners with more than 20, local, regional, and national organizations that work to enrich and inspire the next generation of leaders in our communities, businesses, and non-profit sectors.

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Inspiring
our future.

Nina Vaca, Chairman & CEO of Pinnacle Group, inspires future entrepreneurs at the BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition, hosted each year by the USHCC Foundation, is an innovative program and pitch competition that empowers college students with knowledge and insight into the world of business. This three-day concentrated workshop reinforces networking in a professional environment, emphasizes the importance of completing a higher education, and teaches students how to establish entrepreneurial and leadership goals.
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Inspiring
our future.

Nina Vaca, Chairman & CEO of Pinnacle Group, inspires future entrepreneurs at the BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition held in April 2016 is an innovative program and pitch competition that empowers college students with knowledge and insight into the world of business. This 3-day concentrated workshop teaches college level students how to establish entrepreneurial and leadership goals, reinforces networking in a professional environment, and emphasizes the importance of completing a higher education.

Advancing
global entrepreneurship

Vaca has traveled around the world as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE). In September 2016, she went to Vietnam to advance entrepreneurship. Vaca participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Startup Boot Camp, an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the PAGE program, which then-Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker led.
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Advancing
global entrepreneurship

Pinnacle Group Chairman & CEO, Nina Vaca, traveled to Vietnam as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship in September 2016 (PAGE) to advance entrepreneurship. Vaca participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Startup Boot Camp, an initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the PAGE program, which is led by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.

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Addressing the
global opportunity gap

At the inaugural meeting of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program in 2016, Vaca gave the keynote speech. The crowd included 250 young leaders representing 35 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean who convened with senior officials from the U.S. Department of State and top business leaders from Texas. President Barack Obama launched the YLAI Professional Fellows Program, which is an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Meridian International Center. The dynamic program helps address the opportunity gap for youth, especially women, by providing entrepreneurs and civil society leaders with the training, tools, networks, and resources they need to transform their societies.
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Addressing the
global opportunity gap

250 young leaders representing 35 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean convened with senior officials from the U.S. Department of State, as well as top business leaders from Texas, for the opening of the 2016 Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program. Pinnacle Group’s Chairman & CEO Nina Vaca, was the keynote speaker in October 2016. Launched by President Barack Obama, the YLAI Professional Fellows Program is an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by Meridian International Center. This dynamic program will help address the opportunity gap for youth, especially women, by providing entrepreneurs and civil society leaders with the training, tools, networks, and resources they need to transform their societies and contribute more fully to economic development and prosperity, security, human rights, and good governance in the hemisphere.

Providing
opportunities for education

Pinnacle Group supports and sponsors the mission of providing entrepreneurial education and sponsorships to high school students. Pinnacle Group was among the first cohort of industry partners to support the Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program through the Dallas Independent School District. Through this program, Pinnacle Group serves as an industry partner to Thomas Jefferson P-TECH Early College High School, a predominantly Hispanic school located near Pinnacle's headquarters. Students in this program graduate in four years with a high school degree, and an associates degree in one of three pathways from Brookhaven Community College. Ninety-seven percent of the students in the Early College High School are minorities and the vast majority will be the first in their families to attend college.
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Providing
opportunities for education

Pinnacle Group, in conjunction with the USHCC Foundation and numerous organizations, supports and sponsors the mission of providing entrepreneurial education and sponsorships to high school students.

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Working with
families & children

Pinnacle Group regularly partners with organizations like Heroes for Children, which provides resources and support to families whose children are battling cancer.
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Working with
families & children

Pinnacle Group partners with organizations like Heroes for Children, which provides resources and support to families whose children are battling cancer.

Providing
technology for families

For nearly 10 years, Pinnacle Group has partnered with Parents Step Ahead. Pinnacle Group donates computers and other technology to parents in order to provide a means for them to connect and work with their children.
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Providing
technology for families

For nearly 10 years, Pinnacle Group has partnered with Parents Step Ahead. Pinnacle Group donates computers and other technology to parents in order to provide a means for them to connect and work with their children.

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Bringing
dignity to the homeless

Pinnacle Group has been partnering with Back on My Feet since 2014, an organization that works with those individuals experiencing homelessness and uses running as a means toward self-sustainability and dignity.
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Bringing
dignity to the homeless

Pinnacle Group has been partnering with Back on My Feet since 2014, an organization that works with those individuals experiencing homelessness and uses running as a means toward self-sustainability and dignity.

Providing stories of
leadership & inspiration

Vaca has spoken at many events to inspire leaders and the next generation of entrepreneur, including an appearance at Goldman Sachs Headquarters where she spoke to Goldman Sachs executives for the Hispanic Heritage Month in 2017.
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Providing stories of
leadership & inspiration

Pinnacle Group CEO Nina Vaca was invited to speak to Goldman Sachs executives as part of Hispanic Heritage Month at Goldman Sachs Headquarters in October.