The Business Equity team here at Port Houston is excited to introduce you to our OpPORTunity U Cohort V. In the spirit of growth and collaboration, we invite you to apply. This unique opportunity is designed to empower small businesses like yours, fostering success in the coming year. Cohort V is unique in that we are focusing on the upcoming Construction Projects scheduled for Port Houston, and your firm was identified as a potential respondent. For additional information we have scheduled an informational sessions on Tuesday, January 30th from 4:00PM- 5:00PM. The link to this session is here:

Program Overview

OpPORTunity U (University) is a comprehensive training program designed to build the capacity of local S/MWBE vendors and position their businesses to compete and participate in Port Houston procurement prospects. OpPORTunity U serves as a space to grow prime contractors while leveraging other potential opportunities outside of Port Houston. The case method is used to aid the cohorts in understanding the processes involved in developing policies, strategies, and programs with the end goal of successfully completing the bid process in preparation to do business with Port Houston. Areas of focus include the foundations of business, public contracts & bidding processes, access to capital, risk & bonding requirements, and mentorship.

OpPORTunity U Cohort V is focused on upcoming construction related projects for Port Houston and your firm was identified as a construction or construction adjacent firm certified in our area. Attached please find a program flyer and if you are interested in this ten-week course, we would like to give you the opportunity to apply. Applications can be submitted directly using this link: Opportunity U & Training Events – Port Houston

Applications are rolling, but to participate in the upcoming Cohort V please respond by Wednesday, January 31st, 2023.

We understand the importance of making such opportunities accessible, and we hope this gesture encourages your participation. Should you have any questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly using the information in the below signature line. We are here to support you every step of the way. You can access Port Houston’s enrollment process here: Business Equity Enrollment Process – Port Houston