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HCC Featured Opportunities 

HCC Entrepreneurial Initiatives won the coveted 2022 Bellwether Award in Workforce Development!

Upcoming Virtual/Onsite Events and Classes - HCC & Partners

  • Small Business Administration - Lender Matchmaking Event
  • Digital Marketing Clinic - Online Event
  • HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses - Accepting applications for the Fall 2022
  • Grow with Google - Join HCC Open for Business for a virtual workshop on Google Analytics!
  • Verizon Summer Camps for Middle School Children
  • Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) - the 7th Annual Salute to Minorities in Construction
  • Growing Beyond Local - West Houston Institute/HCC

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We are proud to announce HCC Entrepreneurial Initiatives won the coveted 2022 Bellwether Award in Workforce Development!

The Bellwether Awards are regarded as one of the nation's most competitive and prestigious recognitions for community colleges. We began our entrepreneurial journey 14 years ago with one HCC Chancellor's Innovation Award which gave us the seed funds to launch programs for small businesses. Since then, we’ve brought $18 million grant dollars and can offer these programs at no charge:

  1. Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses
  2. Minority Business Development Agency
  3. Open for Business for Women Entrepreneurs
  4. Business Plan Competition
  5. Small Business Success Series
  6. Glenda & David Regenbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
  7. Verizon Learning Initiative for Youth
  8. Verizon Grant for Micro Entrepreneurs
  9. Capital One for Digital Skills
  10. Mattress Mack School of Selling
  11. Morales Boot Camp
  12. HEB/HCC Pitch Competition
  13. University of Houston - SBDC Translation Grant of Small Business Success Series
  14. Student Pitch Competitions (HCC Foundation)
  15. Hackathon/Inventathons for Students
  16. Texas Workforce Commission programs for small businesses
  17. HCC Pandemic Recovery Center (new grant effective July 1, 2022!)

Upcoming Virtual/Onsite Events and Classes

HCC & Partners

Small Business Administration


Lender Matchmaking Event

 Tuesday, May 24th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

At HCC - Alief Hayes Campus

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More SBA Events


Digital Marketing Clinic

How to Set Up Your Website Correctly -

Or Pick Someone Who Will

This Month's Special Topic: No matter where you are in the design process, it is fundamental that you have your website set up properly or that you are working with someone who knows how to do this.

Learn the right path and platform for your business and how to ask the right questions when hiring or working with a web designer or developer.

Our Format: Open Discussion – Ask questions of our experts relating to your business about today's special topic or these other Clinic Topics: 

  • Social Media 
  • Web Design  
  • Videos  
  • Local Search Engine Optimization 
  • Convertible Key Words – How to Make Sales 
  • Analytics & Conversion Management  
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Join Beth Guide and Sandra Louvier with the Glenda & David Regenbaum Center for Entrepreneurship at Houston Community College Northwest and SCORE for our Monthly Digital Marketing Clinics; running now for over two years and building a loyal following of entrepreneurs seeking to continuously improve their digital marketing effectiveness.

HCC Goldman Sachs

10,000 Small Businesses

No cost to applicant if accepted!

Accepting applications for the Fall 2022 until May 25, 2022.

Apply Now!


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Register Now - May 31

Verizon Summer Camps

Verizon Summer Camps for middle school children returns in person for Summer 2022. This year we are sponsoring two campuses:

  • June 13, 2022 - July 1, 2022 @ HCC Southeast College
  • July 11, 2022 - July 29, 2022 @ Houston Baptist University



¡Los campamentos de verano de Verizon para niños de escuela intermedia regresan en persona para el verano de 2022! Este año estamos patrocinando dos ubicaciones:

  • 13 de junio, 2022 - 1 de julio, 2022@ HCC Southeast College
  • 11 de julio, 2022 - 29 de julio, 2022 @ Houston Baptist University



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Minority Business Development Agency


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Growing Beyond Local

 West Houston Institute/HCC

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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 Wins 2022 Bellwether Award for Entrepreneurial Initiatives

Houston Community College has won the 2022 Bellwether Award for its outstanding and innovative workforce development program: HCC’s Entrepreneurial Initiatives. The Bellwether Awards are widely regarded as one of the nation’s most competitive and prestigious recognitions for community colleges. Dr. Maya Durnovo, HCC’s chief entrepreneurial initiatives officer leads HCC’s mission of helping entrepreneurs start and grow businesses to bolster the local economy, create jobs and build Houston’s ecosystem by starting and growing small businesses, including minority-, veteran- and women-owned businesses. Dr. Durnovo said. “I am so fortunate to have a highly motivated and passionate team that strives for excellence in everything they do.”

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! 

#WeAreHCC # HoustonStrong #HBJDiversity

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Houston Community College 

2020 Entrepreneurial College of the Year

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!