Readiness Training Program for

Historically Underutilized Businesses

Funnel One, Fall 2022
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Learn How To:

Grow your business

Enhance your capacity

Advance in concepts and techniques

Find contracts in private and public sectors

RTP for HUBs Two-Part Training Program

The Travis County Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program and the University of Texas at Austin conduct a two-part readiness training program for HUBs. Funnel One training is for established firms that want to enhance capacity and seek contracting or business opportunities.  Funnel Two training is for more advanced minority-owned and women-owned enterprises and small businesses.

Funnel One

This program is designed for minority and women-owned businesses that are either new or still small. The funnel one program’s main emphasis is on government contracting. The sessions present the necessary steps for a small business to register or be certified as a HUB or DBE, learn about contracting opportunities, and bid on and execute contracts with governments.  Presenters share information, insights, advice, and best practices in accessing capital, identifying customers, and presenting a HUB’s capabilities to potential prime contractors and to government agencies. Funnel One training begins in Fall 2022. Applicants should be located in the five-county Austin MSA or have existing contracts with governments in the region.

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Readiness Training Program Testimonials

Funnel One, Cohort Two

Class Sessions Fall 2022

All sessions will be on Tuesdays, from 4:15 to 5:45 pm, and are virtual via Zoom.

Topics are expected to include:

Session 1: November 29

Welcoming Remarks

Introduction and Recognition of Sponsors

HUB Company Self-Introductions

Local Government HUB/M/WBE/DBE Program Overviews and Opportunities

Representatives from Travis County, Austin Independent School District and City of Austin

Session 2: December 6

Local and State Government HUB/M/WBE/DBE Program Overviews and Opportunities Representatives from Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Project Connect/ATP,

Texas Department of Transportation, UT-Austin, Texas Statewide HUB Program—Comptroller of Public Accounts, Texas Department of Information Resources (Presentation Requests Pending)

Session 3 : December 13

Presentations on Value Propositions, Capability Statements, Elevator Pitches

Session 4: January 10, 2023

Presentations on Small Business Finance and Accessing Capital

Session 5: January 31, 2023

Presentation on Successful Contracting, Graduation, and Preview of Funnel Two

Workshops 2022

Presenters, dates and times are forthcoming.

Topics are expected to include:

Practice Elevator Pitches and Feedback | Open Discussion by Participants and Business Advisors | Certifications | Bonding | Networking Event

Workshop 1: Date TBC

Information forthcoming

Workshop 2: Date TBC

Information forthcoming

Workshop 3: Date TBC

Information forthcoming

Readiness Training Program: Previous Program Materials

The following link provides all previous session information, participant information, presenters and video training:

RTP for HUBs Previous Session Information

This training program is made possible by major financial support from the Travis County Purchasing Office, with supplemental funding from the Austin Independent School District HUB Program, the City of Austin, Small and Minority Business Resources Department, and the University of Texas at Austin.