Upcoming ACC Events

2024 "CONNECT IN" 2024 Networking Event

Jan 25th - Ticketed Event

Celebrate the start of 2024 with our annual "CONNECT IN" 2024 networking event and meet our Board Members and Business community. This is our first event of the year with exciting announcements for 2024.

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Partner Events

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National ACE's Capital Readiness Program

Various Dates - FREE (Virtual)

The Capital Readiness Program is an 8-week course that will help entrepreneurs and small business owners get connected to funding opportunities through our network of capital advocates. It starts Jan 23 and runs for 60 minutes from 2-3pm ET every Tuesday for 8 weeks. The course will also have on-demand recordings.

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New Year, New Business: SBA Resources Every Small Business Should Know

Various Dates

Starting a new business? Join us to learn about how the SBA can help! This session will include an overview of the 4 main areas of service that the SBA provides to small businesses, SBA Houston resource partner contact information, and a brief overview of the SBA Houston website. Session will include Q&A.

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CFP National Championship Weekend Events

Various Dates

CFP National Championship weekend has something for everyone, including a pair of amazing experiences that are FREE and fun for the whole family! Each night of CFP National Championship weekend, enjoy FREE concerts at Shell Energy Stadium as part of AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!

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2024 HCC Business Plan Competition Reception, Showcase & Orientation

Jan 11th

Come be inspired, meet BPC Master Trainers, competition advisors and those reviewing applications! Also, meet and talk with past contestants and see how the competition helped them start or grow their businesses.

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Census Open Innovation Summit 2024

Jan 17th

Census Open Innovation Summit 2024 is a multi-day virtual conference presented by COIL to feature innovative technology and data products; amplify the value of open innovation in government; host conversations with experts and community leaders; and provide hands-on learning opportunities for attendees.  

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NAWBO Celebrating Women in Business

Jan 18th

Join us on Thursdays, January 18, 2024, at the Norris Conference Center in Houston, Texas, for a day filled with inspiration, empowerment, and transformation. Reserve your spot now and be a part of this exciting journey!

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FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program Workshop

Jan 31th

On behalf of Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD), Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP), you are invited to FBISD Small Business Enterprise Program Workshop at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at James Reese Career & Technical Center

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Grants/Funding Resources and Notices

Texas State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) (Opening in January)

The program’s objectives are to increase the number of small businesses that are exporting, and to increase the value of exports for those small businesses that are currently exporting. The STEP program will provide financial assistance to small business to create or expand their export capacity.

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U.S. Department of Education Grants (Various)

The U.S. DOE has various grants available to small businesses in the education sector. Each grant has unique eligibility criteria, with some opportunities set aside for public schools, state agencies, or nonprofit organizations; however, others allow applications from for-profit private sector companies. Deadlines for currently available DOE grants run through March 26, 2024.

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Bid Opportunities and Resources

The Following Links are Bid Opportunities from our Partners

If you have bid opportunities and want to be included in our newsletter, please contact info@asianchamber-hou.org with the direct link of your organization's bid portal.

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