About Us

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.
  • The Center for Entrepreneurship is on the third floor in Suite A321.

See below for more on our entrepreneurial facilities at HCC Northwest, all part of a larger plan of cross collaboration between the Center for Entrepreneurship with our Centers of Excellence and the new West Houston Institute:

HCC Alief Hayes: 

  • Center of Excellence (COE) in Media Arts & Technology
  • COE in Engineering
  • West Houston Institute, currently under construction and opening here in Spring 2018!

HCC Spring Branch:

  • COE in Business – We share space in the Commons and offer collaborative events there.
  • COE in Visual & Performing Arts

New Entrepreneurial Facilities at HCC Alief Hayes Campus

Alief Ribbon Cutting 3rd Floor 03-120230It’s been two action packed years since we moved into our Center for Entrepreneurship facilities at HCC Alief Hayes.  A ribbon cutting signaled the 3rd & 4th floor build outs that were opened for business in Spring 2016.  Entrepreneurial champions from the highest levels at HCC, including board members, HCC Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, Ph.D., P.E. and HCC Northwest President Zachary Hodges, Ed.D. were there for the Ribbon Cutting on February 3.  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 were there for the opening and have been active in our spaces at both HCC Alief Hayes and HCC Spring Branch ever since, including: 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).

Mrktg Seminar 01 09 2018PHOTOS:  See Our Facilities, See us in Action!  

HCC Alief Hayes:

HCC Spring Branch:  We are also very active at HCC Spring Branch with workshops, seminars and our annual HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition group training sessions and finals.

New 3rd & 4th Floors at HCC Alief Hayes – The entrepreneurship facilities are part of the Spring 2016 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 Alief Hayes 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 Spring 2018.  It includes conference space, a Collaboratorium for facilitated strategic planning, Makerspace, a Learning Commons and STEM Labs.

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 will continue to ignite entrepreneurial creativity, innovation and activity that will spur a positive impact on the West Houston economy!


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