Stage 2 - VEP
Practical Business Skills 

Veterans and Veteran Spouses
Stage 2 - Apply Now
Starts in April

Five modules, one per week, each with two online sessions:
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
  1. 4/06 & 4/08 - Vet the Venture - Are My Ideas Lucrative?
  2. 4/13 & 4/15 - Ignite the Entrepreneur in You!
  3. 4/20 & 4/22 - Financials for Small Business Launch & Growth
  4. 4/27 & 4/29 - Sales & Marketing Powered Up
  5. 5/04 & 5/06 - Minimizing Risk
 Application Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2:00 pm CST

Scroll down for more on session topics & presenters. 

For more call 713-718-6650 or email [email protected].

Schedule & Session Topics

Optional Weekly Virtual Office Hours  

As an benefit, our program also offers optional weekly virtual office hours on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm.  This is designed for participants who would like to interact with the facilitators and ask questions in between sessions. 

Facilitators - We also have great facilitators! For pics, names and qualifications scroll down! 
Who Can Apply: 
Veteran Entrepreneurs 
Spouses of Veterans

Class Size is Limited - Put some good thought into your application and submit a strong one! 

Application Deadline: Monday, March 22, 2:00 pm CST

Vets & Vet Spouses, HCC is closed for Spring Break, but we are keeping an eye on incoming applications and we look forward to seeing your your applications come through! 

For more call 713-718-6650 or email [email protected].
Featured Presenters

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Modules: 1) Vet the Venture; 2) Ignite the Entrepreneur in You; 3) Financials for Small Business Launch & Growth; 4) Sales & Marketing Powered Up; & 5) Minimizing Risk.

Featured Facilitators:
  • Austin Tenette - Entrepreneur in Residence, HCC Northeast, Executive Leadership Coach, FocalPoint Coaching, Silver Fox Advisor.  
  • Ned Mueller - Entrepreneur in Residence, HCC Southeast,  Owner, Mueller Consultants, LLC, Silver Fox Advisor, Retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Thea Goldin Smith - Faculty, HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Chief Possibilideas Guide for Level VII Resources.
  • Nanette Ray - Faculty, HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Owner TNR Accounting & Management Consulting, LLC, Serial Entrepreneur.
  • Ashley Small - HCC Goldman Sachs 10.000 Small Businesses Graduate, Communications Strategist & Founder, Medley Incorporated.
  • David Regenbaum - Entrepreneur in Residence, HCC Northwest, Chairman of the Board, HCC Foundation, Former Owner, AMI Institute, LLC, "Retired" Entrepreneur.

HCC Thanks Sponsor
Wells Fargo Bank

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.
Contact us at [email protected] or 713-718-6650

We are committed to furthering the cause of social justice in our community and beyond...

Houston Community College is committed to furthering the cause of social justice in our community and beyond. HCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. I fully support that commitment and, as such, will work to maintain a positive learning environment based upon open communication, mutual respect, and non-discrimination. In this course, we share in the creation and maintenance of a positive and safe learning environment. Part of this process includes acknowledging and embracing the differences among us in order to establish and reinforce that each one of us matters.  I appreciate your suggestions about how to best maintain this environment of respect. If you experience any type of discrimination, please contact me and/or the Office of Institutional Equity at 713-718-8271. 
From all of us to all of you In all our offerings! 
Sandra Louvier, Director
David Regenbaum, Entrepreneur in Residence
Flora Renteria, Reception Assistant
Sabiha, Dholkawala, Administrative Assistant