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‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ to Launch Website for Information on Selling Goods and Services to Government Agencies

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NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Nelson Nigel, whose leadership at construction firm Head Contracting earned him the Small Business Administration’s “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2008, is building on his experience in negotiating government contracts to launch the first stage of his tech startup, a website named, which was created with the help from Las Vegas SEO experts. The site will mass-market e-books on the how-to of government procurement, the selling of goods and services by private companies to all levels of government. Included will be such information as how to apply for government contracts, tips on bidding against competitors, and the laws and regulations overseeing the process.

“The federal government alone, let alone states, counties, and municipalities, spends over $500 billion a year on purchases from private enterprises, everything from jet fighters to ballpoint pens,” says Nigel. “The e-books will provide step-by-step instruction on the process of becoming a government vendor.”

In four months, Nigel will debut an assortment of new sites offering further information on this subject, each focusing on a specific area:

Chief among them, however, will be, a general reference source for the entire catalog of e-books and miscellaneous materials.

After laying the groundwork with these five web sites, Nigel will introduce HTTP://WWW.PROOKURE.COM in February of 2012. A central database customized according to geographic location, it will serve as a business-to-business listing, connecting vendors and clients – corporate, governmental, and within the construction industry – on a global scale.

“This registry will allow smaller private enterprises to connect with major corporations worldwide in a way they have never been able to before,” says Nigel.

It is likely to be a subscription-based service.

At Age 28, Ran Three Companies

Nelson Nigel studied design and construction under master architect Mark Strauss of FXFOWLE, and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from Queens College. He studied complete construction management at Columbia University, PACE University, Baruch College, Bovis Lend Lease, Turner Construction, and Medgar Evers College (in conjunction with Forest City Rathner Companies); document management under Dominique Paraison of McKissack & McKissack Architects; and construction accounting at New York City Tech under Robert Brewer of Grassi CPAs.

By 2002, he established himself as a real estate developer when he founded his company Nelson Nigel New York. Among NNNY’s projects are the development of an 8-unit building in the Bronx, NY in 2007. In 2005, Nigel opened Head Contracting LLC, where he was Vice President of Finance in addition to his other duties.

Another of his roles was as President of Nuts & Bolts New York LLC, a discount importer of A325 High Tension “Break Off” bolts, nuts and washers from Asia. In May 2010, Nigel appeared in the Wall Street Journal. He has been featured as well on Fox News.

His New York City and State certifications include:

  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey MBE and DBE

Entrepreneurship Coupled With Community Service

Nigel has often been engaged as a speaker, and taught bi-weekly workshops on credit management and motivation, as well as a seminar on entrepreneurship, at College Point Arts Center in Queens, NY. He has also been involved in numerous community relations projects, for instance, acting as President of the College Point Toastmasters, and working in partnership with non-profits South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and the Association of Women’s Construction Workers of America.


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