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Plan to Start or Grow Your Business – December Fast Track: Class, Competition and Prize Money!!

Enroll Early  – Class Starting on 12/14 Will Fill Fast!  Entrepreneurship & Economic Development – Overview of entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy. Includes community support systems for entrepreneurs.  Students in this winter session will draft a plan to start or grow a business. Online class Starts: December 14, 2015 Ends:  January 8, 2016 This class […]

National Awards and Cash Prizes go to Four 2015 HCC Newspring BPC Contestants

Congratulations to:  Hussain Ali,;   Bruce McMordie, Texas Swim Academy;  Landi Spearman, Destination4Relocation; and   Saul Alan Barerra, GrassontheGo.   National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has honored five outstanding student entrepreneurs at its 13th Annual Conference, October 11-14 in Houston. The student awards, […]

Summer to September Update – Center for Entrepreneurship

Summer was Hot for HCC Entrepreneurship in West Houston and September Will Sizzle! HCC broke ground on the West Houston Institute that will highlight 21st Century Learning in STEM, Digital Arts and Entrepreneurship.  The Texas A&M Chevron Engineering Academy was also announced at HCC Spring Branch.  Summer activities included Funding Opportunities to Start and Grow […]

BPC Winners on Weekly Business Hour – Live Radio Show

Monday June 15, 2015 11AM: Rick Schissler, interviewed Winners of the 2015 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition on The Weekly Business Hour – Click to hear Audio Archive. Each winner was interviewed about their business ventures: one is a start-up and one is a plan to expand.  Rick also had guests outline the pathway into the […]

Winners Announced & Prize Money Awarded for the 2015 HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, Houston Community College and Newspring celebrated winners of the eighth annual HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition, awarding $26,000 in prize money and over $20,000 in in-kind prizes to some of Houston’s rising entrepreneurs. 2015 Winners! Texas Swim Academy won first place and was awarded $12,000 along with a media package […]

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