Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational & programmatic initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities.
September 11, 2019
It's National Preparedness Month, and whether is a hurricane, fire, or floods, are you insured and prepared for a disaster?

Preparation is key, and there are a few actions that can help you NOW that makes the difference between surviving a disruption or losing your business because of one.

Learn more from our HCC-MBDA's Business Resiliency Resource Guide for your Small Business:
Preparing for Disaster:
Are YOU Ready?

September 11, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

FREE lunch will be provided
Mr. James Shelton, MS, with OSHA's Houston North Office will cover the importance of planning for safety and business continuity in the event of a disaster.

Critical personnel, communications, suppliers, and temporary power are just a few of the business functions that should be evaluated. What businesses need to do to obtain additional planning resources and templates will be discussed.

With hurricane season in full swing, this is extremely important information for business owners to know – Are YOU ready?

Don't miss this opportunity, your business' future could be at stake.
HCC Small Business
Summit & Expo:
Starting, Owning, Buying,
& Selling a Business

Think Ahead When Starting
& Growing Your Business 

September 25, 2019
8:30 am -2:00 pm
FREE to HCC students, faculty & staff
( Code: FREE )
FREE to HCC Goldman Sachs & HCC Business Plan Competition Alumni
( Code: HCCS )

HCC Alief Hayes
West Houston Institute- Auditorium
2811 Hayes Road
Houston, TX 77082
Morning Presentations:  
By Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Generational Leadership, Dr. Kimberly Burroughs, Executive Director

How Growth Strategies Intersect with Exit Strategies, Liz Lara Carreno, Outreach Director

Keynote Speaker:
George Kurisky, 
Experienced in supporting clients in the purchase or selling of a business. Counseling entrepreneurs in launching or buying an existing business. Will cover due diligence, value and acquisition agreements. Will present steps, terminology and resources to ensure true value with Q & A Opportunities.

  • Roundtable discussions facilitated by subject matter experts
  • Panel of experts and business owners sharing war stories
  • Mini EXPO with resource partners and alumni entrepreneurs
  • Light breakfast and light lunch provided for registered participants.
We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau to support the #2020Census!

The next decennial census is just around the corner in 2020, and a s a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. Make sure you’re counted!

An accurate snapshot means that
communities across the nation receive the
funding, services, and business support they deserve and need, and your responses are confidential.

To learn how to get involved visit their website:
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Apply for the Global Student Entrepreneur
Awards Houston Competition

Entrepreneurs Organization is hosting the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Competition in Houston, and each year we award over $100,000 in awards!

Apply online at:
Deadline to Apply: September 20, 2019
  • Under 30 years old
  • Running a business while in college
  • Have generated at least $1,000 in revenue or raised $1,500

Entrepreneurs organization in Houston is providing mentors and applicants will be invited to exclusive meetings with Houston's top entrepreneurs! EO is a global network of founders and CEOs that make over a million dollars in revenue.

For more information, here's a video from last years finals:
Are you a college student that loves a challenge? Do you enjoy working with a team to accomplish a goal? Do you have an interest in NASA, engineering, design, or thinking outside the box? If you said yes to any of these. . .

NASA SUITS has an opportunity for you!
NASA’s Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students (SUITS) provides an authentic engineering design experience that supports NASA’s Artemis mission - landing American astronauts safely on the Moon by 2024! This activity challenges students to design and create spacesuit information displays within augmented reality (AR) environments. After development, student teams travel to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas to test their software designs with unique NASA assets.  Proposals are due no later than midnight PT on Friday, October 25, 2019.
Here’s the 2020 Challenge
Assemble a team, develop a user interface, which enables astronauts to finish a task more efficiently by providing a set of instructions via the display environment (audibly, visually, etc.).   The task requires dexterity, physical activity, and navigation between various points within the test environment.
Want more information?
Visit their website:
Join NASA SUITS Coordinator and technical experts by attending the virtual information session on September 23rd, from 6:00-6:30pm Central Time:

Have a question?
Join their Slack channel  #suits-2020

The HCC Entrepreneurship Club is created to assist students enrolled at HCC to provide a conduit by which students can access relevant entrepreneurial resources, network with prominent community entrepreneurs, and share ideas. 

Students will engage in discussion with other student clubs of similar interests, and collaborate and brainstorm together, as well as get feedback on business workshops, speaking engagements, seminars, competitions/hackathons and other related activities. 

The Entrepreneurship club is dedicated to furthering understanding about new or small businesses, and learn the tactics, tips, and skills to become an entrepreneur, and/or learn an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Open to any student who is currently enrolled at HCC.
  • Must be enrolled in (2) or more classes.

To register and to find out more details on how you can engage, please register below:
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives
and Community Relations
Entrepreneur in Residence
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