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  • The City of Houston, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston Independent School District, Port Houston, Houston Community College, and Houston First Corporation has teamed together for the Interagency Mentor Protégé Program (IMPP).  IMPP exists to strengthen effective working relationships and fosters long term stability between established companies and local agencies with emerging historically underutilized businesses. The goals of IMPP is to enhance the business skills and broaden the base of historically underutilized businesses by providing the knowledge and experience of established firms.

Benefits

    • Understanding business financials and bidding
    • Creating and strengthening working relationships between established and emerging companies
    • Understanding how to do business with local government agencies
    • Technical assistance in specific areas for protégés

Program Requirements

    • Currently certified as a Small, Women-owned, Veteran-owned, Minority-owned or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise by The City of Houston or METRO Small Business or hold a current registration from the Port of Houston, HCC or Houston First
    • Business In continuous operation for the last 24 months
    • Annual business revenue average between $150,000 and $4.0 million in the past three years
    • Business with a minimum of four (4) employees
    • Must be able to commit to nine (9) workshops
    • Must be able to identify the type of guidance needed for development

Details

    •  Program Length: 9 weeks 
    • Class Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Every Tuesday
    • Location: Houston Community College
      3100 Main St., Room TBD
      Houston, TX 77002
    • Application Deadline: Thursday, March 30, 2018
    • Program Start Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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Contact Us

  • Houston ISD
    4400 W. 18th Street, L1SE
    Houston, Texas 77092
    Telephone: 713-556-7273
    Fax: 713-556-7274
    Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Alexis Licata
    , Officer
    Business Logistics & Transportation
     
    Yesenia Taylor, General Manager
    Business Solutions 

Participating Agencies


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    HISD
     
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  • PLEASE NOTE: *IMPP is neither designed nor intended to meet any legal standards set by federal, state, local or other public agencies. Participation in IMPP IS NOT a guarantee of a contracting opportunity with any participating or sponsoring organization.*