Entrepreneur Alumni Successes and 
A Great Upcoming Event

Wanderstay Ranks #1 out of 93 on TripAdvisor


Congratulations to HCC Business Plan Competition Winner, Deidre Mathis and Wanderstay Houston for being rated #1 out of 93 on TripAdvisor for specialty accommodations in the Houston area!

Just two short years ago Deidre went through the training and advising in our 2017 Business Plan Competition to create her plan to launch Wanderstay. She won 3rd place in our competition and went on to win two additional competitions later that year; then she secured her location and opened! We congratulate Deidre and her success! 

Says Deidre: "People are raving about how awesome our accommodations are on TripAdvisor, from our location, to how wonderful our staff treats every guest. It does not hurt that Wanderstay Houston is located in a very convenient area!  Wanderstay Houston is just 8 miles away from Hobby Airport and just down the street from the Museum district, Midtown, and Downtown Houston!" 

Check out Wanderstay Houston on TripAdvisor.  

Keep going and growing Deidre and Wanderstay! 

PermitUsNow Makes 2019 Top 25 Prime & SubContractors List

Congratulations to HCC Business Plan Competition Alumni Helen Callier and PermitUsNow  for being named one of the 2019 Top 25 Prime & Subcontractors by Subcontractors USA  

Congrats also to Supplier Diversity Champions HCC MBDA and HCC Procurement Small Business Development. Also pictured, Jacobs and City of San Antonio. 

Just three short years ago Helen went through the 2016 HCC Business Plan Competition advising and training to create her plan to launch PermitUsNow

We celebrate your success since then!  Keep going and growing Helen and PermitUsNow!  

Share Your HCC Entrepreneur Alumni Successes!  Calling all HCC Business Plan Competition Alumni - Want to share news about your business successes? Send your news to us at c4e@hccs.edu.  
Is My Idea Lucrative?

Tuesday, July 16, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Featured Presenters:
Ned Mueller  Entrepreneur in Residence, HCC Center for Entrepreneurship - Southeast, Founder and CEO, Mueller Consultants, LLC, Silver Fox Advisor and Board Member. Ned's past experience includes Executive Vice President, Designs Anew Houston LLC, and managerial and executive positions with The Carnrite Group, GB Tech, ARINC Engineering Services and Lockheed Martin. Ned Mueller also rose to Lieutenant Colonel serving 21 years in the United States Marine Corps.

Austin Tenette  is a certified business coach with the Focal Point Coaching organization; the brain child of Brian Tracy, a business growth specialist, who has authored over 70 books and has served over 5 million people globally via seminars, workshops and self-study programs.   Austin's practice is focused on accelerating the growth and well-being of business leaders and owners, by focusing on three main areas: strategic direction and execution, customer experience and team dynamics.  
Reduced Cost to Houston Area thanks to our event Sponsors 

$25.00 paid online, $30 at door
 Includes Lunch!  


HCC Students, Faculty, Staff, HCC Alumni,  
HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Alumni &  
HCC Business Plan Competition (BPC) Alumni
including our recent 2019 HCC BPC Graduates! 
Thanks to our Center for Entrepreneurship Sponsors!    
Use Code HCCS and click Apply

Don't miss this exciting learning opportunity!


Sandra Louvier

Center for Entrepreneurship
Houston Community College - Northwest
Thanks to SCORE  for partnering with HCC to bring our Small Business Success Series Workshops to aspiring & existing entrepreneurs.   SCORE is the nation's largest network of volunteer business mentors, offering workshops and free one-on-one mentoring.
Center for Entrepreneurship events and programs throughout the year are made possible in part by ongoing support from:

Amegy Bank, Wells Fargo, Wallis Bank, HAGGL, ProVideo Systems, Origin Bank, and HCC Business Plan Competition Alumni Circle Sponsors: CRES Real Estate, PermitUsNow, HD2Menus and Texas Security Shredding.
We also thank our 2019 HCC Business Plan Competition In-Kind Prize Sponsors and Reception Sponsors:  Houston West Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Today, True Color Graphics, The Cannon, LetsLaunch, Three Brothers Bakery & Tea in Texas.
For those who would like to join us as a Sponsor
contact Sandra Louvier at 713-718-6650 or c4e@hccs.edu
 About the Center for Entrepreneurship The mission of Houston Community College's Center for Entrepreneurship is to provide education and training for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our mission fosters economic growth through business and community development.   More about us.....

To Contact our Center for Entrepreneurship:  

Sandra Louvier, Director,