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The mission of the Northwest College Center for Entrepreneurship (c4e) is to provide education and training for startup and existing small business owners and their employees.  Our mission fosters economic growth through business and community development.

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Spring Branch Campus
1010 W Sam Houston Pkwy N

 Houston, TX, 77043



Alief Hayes Campus
2811 Hayes Road
Houston, TX, 77082

  • (713) 718-6650 and c4e@hccs.edu
  • Sandra Louvier, Director
  • Meet Our C4E Team
  • The Alief Hayes Road Campus is on Westheimer, just west of Beltway 8 between Wilcrest and Kirkwood.
  • Come see our new location!  The Center for Entrepreneurship is on the newly built out third floor in Suite A321.

See below for more on our newly opened entrepreneurial facilities at HCC Alief Hayes, all part of a larger plan of cross collaboration between the Center for Entrepreneurship with our

  • Center of Excellence (COE) in Media Arts & Technology;
  • COE in Engineering; and the
  • West Houston Institute, currently under construction and opening here in Spring 2017!

Ribbon Cutting Opens New Entrepreneurial Facilities at HCC Alief Hayes Campus

Alief Ribbon Cutting 3rd Floor 03-120230Houston Community College board members joined HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E. and HCC Northwest President Zachary Hodges, Ed.D. for the Ribbon Cutting on February 3, 2016.  Photo: L to R: Robert Glaser, District V, Vice Chair; Dave Wilson, District II; Dr. Zachary Hodges, President, HCC NW; Dr. Cesar Maldanado, HCC Chancellor; Dr. John P. Hansen, District VI; and Neeta Sane, District VII.

Entrepreneurial Facilities:

  • Entrepreneurial Event Room seats 65 classroom style with a large reception area immediately outside of the room (A319/A320).
  • Offices – Behind the entrepreneurial event room, a hallway of offices (A311-A318) accommodates support staff, professionals and faculty for: HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses; Center for Entrepreneurship; HCC Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives; and business faculty with the HCC Center of Excellence in Business.C4efloorplan-2

  • Entrepreneurship Suite (A321): 
    • Dining and Buffet area seats 16 (A321.1)
    • Work/Computer Stations area seats six (A321.1)
    • Reception (open interior) area with couches and table seating (A321)
    • Two Conference Rooms, each seats ten (A321.2 & A321.3)
    • Directors’ Offices (A321.4 & A321.5)
    • Stations and Offices – Support Staff (A321.6, A321.7 & A321 open area) and
    • Strategic Partner Offices (A321.8 & A321.9)

Strategic Partners of the Center for Entrepreneurship at HCC Northwest who attended the ribbon cutting, included: Newspring; Silver Fox Advisors; SCORE; Small Business Administration; Wallis State Bank; Amegy Bank; LiftFund; Houston West Chamber of Commerce; and the HCC District Office of Entrepreneurial Initiatives (OEI).  The ribbon cutting signals the opening of the third and fourth floors as staff continues to move into and start activities in the new space.

For a visual tour of the new facilities and photos taken at the ribbon cutting:  Web Photo Album

The new entrepreneurship facilities are part of the Fall 2015 completion of the third and fourth floors at the HCC Alief Hayes Road Campus.  The third floor includes 70,000 square feet for active learning classrooms, Center for Entrepreneurship, HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and Film and Visual Arts Programs under the Media Arts & Technology Center of Excellence. Dr. Zachary Hodges, President, HCC Northwest, revealed that HCC is working with the Houston Mayor’s Film Task Force and Houston Film Commission to bring filmmakers to the campus.  The fourth floor houses Allied Health and academic programs, along with labs, and faculty and staff offices. The second floor houses the Houston Engineering Center and UT-Tyler Engineering program.

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HCC Northwest is home to HCC Centers of Excellence in Engineering and Media Arts & Technology, along with HCC Northwest entrepreneurial activities at the Center for Entrepreneurship and the HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

The West Houston Institute is the next chapter in the growth of the Alief-Hayes Campus. Construction for the state-of-the-art STEM facility is set to be completed in early 2017.  It will include conference space, a Collaboratorium for facilitated strategic planning, Makerspace, a Learning Commons and STEM Labs.

Rendering of the West Houston Institute. Floor Plan - West Houston Institute

The space is desgined to spark experiential collaboration among the disciplines that will ignite innovation, creativity and positive economic impact in West Houston.

Collaboration Ignites Innovation! Cross collaboration among the disciplines is planned to ignite entrepreneurial creativity, innovation and activity that will spur a positive impact on the West Houston economy!

For a visual tour of the new facilities and photos taken at the ribbon cutting:  Web Photo Album

For More About HCC Entrepreneurship System-Wide: