The story began as a sort of business-school fairy tale. A student in the University of Houston's business incubator program, Rasheed K. Refaey, came up with a model business plan for a class. The plan was modified and refined; two other young men with an interest in the same line of work joined Refaey as publicly announced partners. The founder and dean of the school, William Sherrill, a former member of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve Bank, took an interest in the project, a sort of Obi-Wan Kenobi to Refaey's... More >>>