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Small Business Development Ecosystem of Houston
Build Up Houston
Institution Information
Name Build Up Houston
Project Guide to Small Business in Houston
Classification Education Hub
Non-Profit Status Yes
Cost $$$
Development Stage Growth
Minorities no
Women no
Education yes
Certification no
Consulting no
Coworking no
Financing no
Meeting no
Mentoring yes
Networking no
Contact Phone Number (832) 393-0935
Contact E-Mail
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In 2014, The University of Houston partnered with the Houston Office of Business Opportunity to launch the first ever Build Up Houston program. Build Up Houston is a seven-month program designed to aid construction companies in working with the city of Houston. Small business owners, nonprofit organizations, and other national business experts developed this curriculum to help small businesses in construction develop the necessary skills for working with the government, and prime these businesses for continued growth and success.


The cost of participating in the program is $1500. This provides enrollees with a 7 month curriculum, comprised of 42 hours of class time held every other Tuesday, CEO mentoring group time, and other elements of program time. Part of the curriculum includes strategic planning, estimating and bidding, access to capital, and project management. For a full list of program details, please see Build Up Houston's class description page.