En EspanolAccelerate Latinx is a comprehensive, seven month, bilingual (Español) program designed to increase the capacity and success of small businesses in the City of Houston. Accelerate Latinx utilizes curriculum provided by Interise, a non-profit organization, focused on helping established small business owners take their companies to the next level for continual growth and success. Interise has an award-winning curriculum that was developed and refined by working hand-in-hand with small business owners and national business experts. Interise has established themselves as a proven leader in educating and training established business owners to grow their businesses.

Accelerate Latinx

Program Overview

Accelerate Latinx is designed to combine the best of classroom learning with real-world case studies, including the one most important to you: your own business. Entrepreneurial experts, business peers, and instructors provide insights, strategies, motivation, and accountability. It’s an interactive format, where you get the tools, know-how, and confidence to take the next step. During that time, you can expect to learn about:

  • Business Development Strategies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Finance and Financial Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Accessing Capital
  • Government Contracts

Program Length: 7 Months

  • Class sessions: Thursdays every other week, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, except for holidays.
  • Class location: Houston Community College, Central Campus, SJAC, Room 138,1300 Holman Street, Houston, TX 77004.

Accelerate Latinx 2020 Graduates:

  • Heidy Johanna Escobar | H &H Escobar Property Services
  • Hubert Escobar | H & H Escobar Property Services
  • Juan Manuel Gonzalez | Star Building Services
  • Gerardo Nolazco | Tire Store Service Center
  • Roger Pombrol | Emerald Standard Services, Inc.
  • Mildred Isabel Rodriguez | Vecor Pipeline Integrity
  • Raquel Rodriguez | HSM iMetal Works, Inc
  • Hugo Sanchez | HSM iMetal Works, Inc
  • Xochitl Lara del Rosal | C-E Electric
  • Ana M Sanchez | A B Commercial Supply
  • Robert Sanchez | A B Commercial Supply
  • Maria Alejandra Saucedo | Eagle Machine & Welding
  • Santos Saucedo | Eagle Machine & Welding

Latinx Testimonials

José Tori Maguiña
Minnesota Interpreters and Translators (MINT)
"Building my own business has been challenging, exciting, fulfilling, and nerve-wracking, and because of the support I found through the program, I have grown in my skills and confidence as a business owner and community leader."

Edgar Sotelo
Southwest Packaging Solutions, LLC
“The program helped us develop an attainable business plan and gave us access to capital. Since then, we have doubled our revenue, have systems in place, our corporate structure is more efficient, we are actively participating in networking.”

Maguina and Sotelo Photo


Interise is the premier organization for established small businesses interested in growth. Interise seeks to fill a gap in small business economic development by serving established small businesses in order to promote job creation, local wealth generation, and community building. More than 2,500 entrepreneurs across the country have completed Interise’s StreetWise ‘MBA’™ curriculum with extraordinary results. In 2013, graduates of the program grew their businesses by an average of 39% and created jobs at 5X the rate of the private sector as a whole. More information can be found at www.interise.org.

Houston Community College

Houston Community College (HCC) is composed of 13 Centers of Excellence and numerous satellite centers that serve the diverse communities in the Greater Houston area by preparing individuals to live and work in an increasingly international and technological society. HCC is one of the country’s largest singly-accredited, open-admission, community colleges offering associate degrees, certificates, workforce training, and lifelong learning opportunities. To learn more, visit www.hccs.edu.



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