Opportunity U

Opportunity U is a comprehensive training program designed to help build the capacity of local S/MWBE vendors and position their businesses to better compete for and participate in Port Houston procurements, potentially grow to prime contractors, and leverage other opportunities outside of Port Houston.


  • Develop sound business fundamentals
  • Position businesses to learn about and bid on government contracts
  • Strengthen ability to secure access to capital
  • Allow businesses to meet decision makers from Port Houston
  • Receive mentoring from experienced professionals


Eligibility Requirements:

Applicant must be the primary owner or co-owner and key decision maker of a business that meets the following criteria:

  • S/MWBE certified and enrolled with Port Houston
  • Currently in business for a minimum of 2 years
  • Possesses the potential and desire to grow and do business with Port Houston
  • Commit to attend 10 of 11 sessions


 Application Process:

To be considered for the Opportunity U program, interested business owners must submit a completed application by September 20, 2021.  Spots are limited based upon approval of application and meeting requirements.