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Experienced Small Business Advisors

Sought to Advise Teams Selected to Compete in the

2022 HCC Business Plan Competition

Your Opportunity to Join our 2022

VIRTUAL Competition Advisor Cohort

NACCE Award 2

In this E-blast:

Status Update

Who Joins Our Competition Advisor Cohort

For More About the Opportunity

  • Either Join us this evening, February 8 on ZOOM at 6:30 pm - Click Here
  • Or Scroll Down to Read About the Opportunity

To Sign Up Now

  • New Advisor - Quick Form
  • Returning Advisor - Even Quicker Form

Advisor Recruitment Timing

  • Now Thru February

Status Update

Reminder about our virtual Advisor Info Session this evening - We would like to meet you on ZOOM this evening if you can join us.

Click here to get your link to join us on ZOOM

at 6:30 pm this evening, February 8

However, if you can't make it tonight, we will make the presentation and video available to get familiarized on how you can serve as a volunteer advisor.

It's not required to attend this event, but it's a great way to connect with our competition leaders, other advisors and to learn more about how our competition will flow this year.

Please Note: This Advisor Info Session is NOT FOR APPLICANTS APPLYING TO COMPETE in the 2022 HCC Business Plan Competition.

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Contestant team applications are already submitted and under review. Chosen teams will be announced on February 18. We are also continuing to build our 2022 HCC Business Plan Competition Advisor Cohort.

Are you an experienced advisor interested in volunteering your time? Then read on!

All competition training sessions will be VIRTUAL ON ZOOM.

All one-on-one advising can be VIRTUAL too.

Being of service as a volunteer advisor

can change the lives of these entrepreneurs!

Who Joins the Virtual Advisor Cohort

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We are seeking experienced advisors to join our 2022 Advisor Cohort to give volunteer advising to our applicant teams selected to compete in the 2022 Competition.  

Each chosen team moves through free training and advising prior to submitting their plans in May.

Our Advisor Cohort usually includes: individual advisors from entrepreneurial eco-system partners and sponsors throughout the greater Houston area (SCORE, Focal Point Coaching, Silver Fox Advisors, funding partners, Newspring, HWCOC, Baker Ripley...); experienced HCC Business Plan Competition Alumni & HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni, small business educators, other experienced entrepreneurs, and individuals with expertise in areas key to small business success such as funding, sales & marketing, leadership, HR, taxes, risk mitigation, etc. and/or experience in specific in industries (retail, IT, food & beverage, healthcare, etc.). Yes, we have had some Virtual Advisors from outside of Houston.

For More About the Opportunity:


Join us for a Live Zoom Orientation

on Tuesday February 8, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Optional but Awesome!


Click Here to Read More About The Advisor Role

For Those Ready to Sign Up Now:

Advisors New to This Competition

If you have not yet served as an advisor in this Competition, please click below on our new advisor quick form to submit your interest and introduce yourself: 

New Advisor Quick Form 

Returning Advisors 

For those of you who have previously served as an Advisor for this Competition, please click on this link and complete the mini - form to confirm your interest in returning as an advisor in 2022 and we would be honored to have you with us again:

Returning Advisor - Even Quicker Form 

Timing - Building the Advisor Cohort - We will announce accepted teams on February 18th and will pair teams with advisors as we move toward the first training sessions. We will pair teams with advisors by considering advisors' experience and each accepted team's business concept. We will respond to your submission throughout this period. We will be communicating with advisors via emails from c4e@hccs.edu; and sometimes via a phone call or text to speak to or reach an individual advisor.

Thank you for your time and consideration! Being of service as a volunteer advisor can change the lives of these entrepreneurs! 

Sandra, David, Sabiha and Flora

Sandra Louvier, Director  

David Regenbaum, Entrepreneur in Residence

Flora Renteria, Reception Assistant   

Sabiha Dholkawala, Administrative Assistant 

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About the Glenda & David Regenbaum Center for Entrepreneurship

HCC Northwest


OUR MISSION: To help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

We do this by offering workshops, seminars, summits, classes and competitive training and advising, while also providing practical knowledge, resources and connections. We are also known for three Signature Programs: the Annual HCC Business Plan Competition, now in its 15th year; the Small Business Success Series by by HCC©; and the HCC Mattress Mack School of Selling©More About Us

Contact us at c4e@hccs.edu or 713-718-6650

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Houston Community College 

2020 Entrepreneurial College of the Year

October. 6, 2020: The Houston Community College System was selected as the winner of the 2020 Entrepreneurial College of the Year award by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) at NACCE's annual conference, where entrepreneurial colleges from across the U.S. gather to share best practices. On behalf of all of our entrepreneurial programs and staff, we thank all of the entrepreneurs, partners, sponsors, volunteers, students, and HCC faculty and staff who have contributed to our efforts! Without your support and dedication to our programs, this wouldn't have been possible!

Houston Community College Receives 2021 Diversity In Business Award from the Houston Business Journal!

Congratulations to all students, faculty, staff, entrepreneurs (aspiring & existing); and to all our community participants, supporters, volunteers, partners and sponsors who collaborate with us to make awards like this possible! Congratulations also to all of the other honorees and awardees! 

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