Sixteen Lenders and over 170 Borrowers Signed Up for Lender Match Up Appointments at HCC Spring Branch During Houston Money Week

05-12193705-093353On May 5, 2017, HCC Spring Branch hosted the Small Business Lender/Borrower Matchmaking event.  It was organized by the Houston District Small Business Administration; a long-standing strategic partner of Houston Community College, particularly in entrepreneurial activities.

05-12190705-093055Representatives from sixteen banks, micro-lenders and credit unions were on hand to meet with aspiring and existing business owners to discuss funding for business startups, expansions; and funding options for working capital, refinancing and commercial real estate.  Photo Web Album

05-09522805-092003This is the fifth event of its kind held at an HCC campus; the first two were in 2015 at HCC West Loop and HCC Eastside.  Two more were held in 2016 at HCC Spring Branch and HCC Alief Hayes.


05-122327This Lender Match Up is the first ever to be held outdoors in the open, breezy spring air.  Mark Winchester, Deputy Director of the Small Business Administration, said the event on the patio was refreshing.  He mentioned that, because of the beautiful weather and a fully functioning setup, the participants were more relaxed and the borrowers seemed less nervous than at other Lender Match Up events.

05-093701HCC thanks the SBA and all the lenders and borrowers who participated.  Best wishes to all the borrowers and especially to those who have improved and polished their business plans for startup and expansion through HCC programs!

Posted May 15, 2017