Our goal is to build and sustain the Houston business community and student body, through effective educational initiatives, and to help businesses grow in revenue, personnel, and business opportunities.
March 8, 2018
HCC is creating the intersection of innovation and education, clearing a path to bring together creativity, entrepreneurship, groundbreaking technology, and community partnerships.... And, we are doing it by sharing labs, sharing faculty, sharing resources and sharing success!"-- Chancellor Maldonado

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Doug has served as the Marketing Manager for a major Houston contractor and as the Director of Marketing for a Texas law firm.
MARCH 21, 2018
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Registration: 10:00 am

Grow Your Sales Online

Learn about the basics of website design and management as well as how to get free business listings and paid advertising solutions. Social marketing and modern search engine optimization techniques will also be discussed.
Great Careers for Women in STEM
MARCH 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 am -1:00 pm

Girls and Women in STEM
Event conducted by a panel of women with significant and distinguished careers in fields related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These women are accomplished in the fields of education, human spaceflight, and owning and operating their own technology business.

En HCC Southeast, estamos orgullosos de proveerle mas servicios y programas en español, para nuestra comunidad hispana. De a partir de este evento, empezaremos a brindar mas eventos y herramientas para crear sus negocios aquí en Houston. Nuestro personal también habla español! Pregunta por nuestra nueva Directora, Brenda Rios.
Febrero 23, 2018
Modelo Canvas y Marketing
El primer curso en  español, presentado por consultores Luz Marina Bedoya y Miguel Angel Gutierrez, introdujeron el Modelo Canvas y Marketing a los emprendedores y estudiantes, en el campus de HCC Southeast, el sabado, febrero 21. Este curso fue presentado en dos partes para nuestros participantes: (1) Modelo Canvas- Desarrollaron elementos principales incorporados en el plan de negocios, en una manera visual; (2) Comercializando su Marca- Exploraron la importancia dedesarrollar una imagen y marca unica para el crecimento de su negocio, usando ejemplos decompañias globales.

  • Youth must be between 16 and 24 years old. (by program start date).
  • Youth must live within the City of Houston limits.
  • Youth must be eligible for employment.
Application Period
FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 16, 2018

Work at least 7 weeks this summer and make at least $8 an hour!

Most opportunities begin June 11 and end August 3.
For course details and to register:
or call (770)423-9888
Government Contract Training
March 2018
How it Works: Just like a class you'd attend in person, courses are taught by a live instructor on a scheduled day and time. The web-enabled Instructor-Led training experience 

Seats are limited. Self-Certification of 7(J) eligibility required. 

7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074

Friday, April 13th: 5pm – 10pm
Saturday, April 14th: 9am – 9pm
Sunday, April 15th: 1pm – 6pm
Application Deadline: March 30th
Become an entrepreneur at 3DS
April 13 - April 15, 2018
Aspiring entrepreneurs describe the 3DS program as a life-changing experience that inspires them to change the world for the better.

3 Day Startup gathers 45 entrepreneurs to start companies over the course of 3 days. You don’t need to be a software developer or an MBA, and you don’t need to have rich parents who can lend you a quarter of a million. All you need is a great attitude, creativity and an ability to work with others and have fun.  
Apply today for the program at Houston Community College and gain valuable, actionable skills, the opportunity to access capital, powerful networking opportunites and more. It works with your busy schedule and it’s available at no cost to you.

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to step away from the day-to-day operations of your business and focus on growth. To learn more about the curriculum and application process, visit our website at  or call (713) 718-8348 for more information.
Aileen Lu
Formerly Executive Officer of the Australian Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Officer of the British Consulate General, Chief Operations Officer of Formula One Grand Prix China, Lu is an International Business Consultant providing services in the areas of Purchasing, Interpretation and Strategic Marketing and Market Entry in the international communities in the United States as well as abroad.

She sits on board of business organizations, President of Society of Petroleum Engineers HCC Chapter, Advisory Board of World Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Chinese Petroleum Engineering Association, etc. She has been promoting economic developments between USA and China, by creating and retaining jobs, recruiting new business and industries, retention, expansion and enhancement of existing businesses, and supporting entrepreneurship.

As Ms. Attractive China International and a philanthropist for domestic abuse, human trafficking and sexual assault, Lu has spoken at various events, programs and television shows and was featured in multiple newspapers and magazines with a large social media follower base. She is on board of non-profit organizations such as Title IX Board. Lu’s work has been recognized by the Congress for her great contribution to the community. City of Houston. Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, has proclaimed October 1st, 2017 as Aileen Lu Day. Her fund-raising events have donated millions of dollars to the Red Cross and have been supporting Chinese schools, Sichuan Earthquake & Hurricane Harvey victims as well as Domestic Violence, Human Trafficking and Sexual Assault survivors. Lu is moving forward by building her new global foundation, dedicated to helping survivors.

Sunshine’s Health Food Store and Vegetarian Deli is a socially responsible restaurant and store that promotes healthy living through food. In our restaurant area, we offer both cooked vegetarian options and a raw food vegan deli. In our store area, Sunshine’s stocks dietary supplements, all natural detox products, healthy vegetarian grocery items as well as educational books and DVDs.

Sunshine’s holds free health classes and special events to educate the Houston community about healthy food choices. We strive to encourage a healthy, sustainable lifestyle in lieu of diets and fads. At Sunshine’s, we believe that vegan and vegetarian cuisine should have flavor! Using as much organically grown and local produce as possible, Sunshine’s has been creating deliciously innovative meals and unique vegetarian recipes since 1983!

3102 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX

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FEBRUARY 13, 2018

7 Tips to Rock Your Business Plan

This seminar was packed with the tools and tips needed to construct a business plan.

"Great advice! Delivery was great: concise and informative" - Participant feedback
FEBRUARY 28, 2018
The Educational and Outreach Forum
The U.S. Department of Labor and the HCC Office of Entrepreneurial Office hosted he Educational and Outreach Forum, February 28, 2018, at the HCC Southeast campus. Contractors and employers from all across Texas participated in breakout sessions to learn on how to comply with workplace laws and regulations administered by DOL, EEOC, and other agencies, and what resources are available. Like did you know, you can find available job positions in your area if you visit 
MARCH 5-6, 2018
6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
HCC Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives &a Community Relations, Brenda D. Rios along with UHD Assistant Director of Graduate Services, Dalia Sherif, presented their research academic abstract paper "Entrepreneurship Across Cultural Contexts: What Hofstede's Model and GEDI Rankings Missed in Evaluating the Entrepreneurial Potential in Pakistan, Egypt, and Zambia" at the 6th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, March 5-6, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Their findings included entrepreial success in developing countries without the support and infrastructure of their own economies, and showing how local entrepreneurs that took the risk of starting their businesses out of needs of survival, have changed their living standards. Entrepreneurs can make the impossible possible! 
Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives
and Community Relations
Entrepreneur in Residence
Reception Assistant

Manager, 713-718-5243
Kayonna Williams
Workstudy Staff
Carmen Negrete
Workstudy Staff
Loyan Suguellah
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