About the University Partnership (UP) Program 

The USHCC Foundation developed the University Partnership (UP) Program to provide university leadership, faculty, and students the opportunity to access and connect with our extended network of Hispanic business owners and executives. The UP Program has been designed to provide strategic support to institutions of higher learning who are preparing the next generation of leaders.

The USHCC works to actively promote the economic growth and development of Hispanic entrepreneurs and represents the interests of more than 4.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses across the United States that together contribute an excess of $668 billion to the American economy each year. It also serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers and business associations across the United States and Puerto Rico.

The UP Program was built in partnership with the USHCC to increase universities corporate visibility, human resource potential, and its ability to provide a unique university experience to leadership, faculty, and students.

 


 

UP Program Benefits

Benefits of becoming a university partner include:

Corporate and Government Exposure

  • Full registration to the USHCC National Convention, the largest networking venue for Hispanic businesses in America. The National Convention brings together thousands of Hispanic business owners, corporate executives and members of more than 200 local Hispanic chamber of commerce from across the country, offering the opportunity to establish strategic, long-lasting business partnerships thought dialogue, matchmaking and learning.
  • Full registration to the USHCC Legislative Summit. The USHCC host its annual Legislative Summit while the United States Congress is in session. The summit provides chamber members, Hispanic business leaders, and corporate executives the opportunity to discuss legislative policy issues that impact the small business community. Hispanic chamber executives also utilize this opportunity to meet their Congressional representatives.

Brand Recognition

  • University logo listed on UP page
  • University logo linked to your website on USHCC Foundation website
  • University spotlight on USHCC Foundation website
  • Social media mention of the University by the USHCC Foundation
  • News release feature about your new initiatives or special programs ($1,000 value)

Learning Opportunities

  • Opportunity for university students to compete in annual BizVenture Competition.
  • Access to USHCC Foundation At the Table: Women in Business & Leadership Speaker Series featuring women business leaders and executives from our network

Campus Opportunities

  • Opportunity for USHCC President & CEO or member of leadership to speak at a college/university event
  • Collaboration between our chambers and partners to bring opportunities to students via career service centers at each institution

 


Sponsorship Levels

Masters Sponsorship Level

  • Four (4) full registrations to USHCC Annual Convention ($2,800 value)*
  • Four (4) full registrations to USHCC Legislative Summit ($2,800 value)*
  • Two (2) reserved seats for college/university students to participate in the BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition during the National Convention to be eligible for a program that distributes scholarships. All expenses will be covered by the USHCC Foundation.
  • Four (4) additional tickets for admission to the Tables to Opportunities session during the National Convention. **  
    • Tables to Opportunities is a part of the USHCC National Convention and will bring together our BizVenture students, University Partners, and the recruitment and corporate diversity officers of our partner organizations
  • Invitation to participate in National Day of Service Movement alongside our local chambers and businesses across the nation 
  • Access to the graduates of the USHCC Foundation BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition
  • Opportunity for USHCC President & CEO or member of leadership to speak at a university event***
  • College/University logo linked to your website on USHCC foundation website
  • College/University spotlight on USHCC Foundation website
  • News release feature about you new initiatives or special program ($1,000 value)
  • Collaboration with our partners and your university career services center to share opportunities with the institution 

 

Graduate Sponsorship Level

  • Two (2) full registrations to USHCC Annual Convention ($2,800 value)*
  • Two (2) full registrations to USHCC Legislative Summit ($2,800 value)*
  • One (1) reserved seats for college/university students to participate in the BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition during the National Convention to be eligible for a program that distributes scholarships. All expenses will be covered by the USHCC Foundation.
  • Three (3) additional tickets for admission to the Tables to Opportunities session during the National Convention. **  
    • Tables to Opportunities is a part of the USHCC National Convention and will bring together our BizVenture students, University Partners, and the recruitment and corporate diversity officers of our partner organizations
  • Invitation to participate in National Day of Service Movement alongside our local chambers and businesses across the nation 
  • Access to the graduates of the USHCC Foundation BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition
  • College/University logo linked to your website on USHCC foundation website
  • College/University spotlight on USHCC Foundation website
  • Collaboration with our partners and your university career services center to share opportunities with the institution 

 

Fellow Sponsorship Level

  • Two (2) full registrations to USHCC Annual Convention OR two (2) full registrations to USHCC Legislative Summit ($2,800 value)*
  • Open invitation extended to college/university students to participate in the BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition during the National Convention to be eligible for a program that distributes scholarships. All expenses will be covered by the USHCC Foundation.
  • Three (3) tickets for admission to the Tables to Opportunities session during the National Convention. **  
    • Tables to Opportunities is a part of the USHCC National Convention and will bring together our BizVenture students, University Partners, and the recruitment and corporate diversity officers of our partner organizations
  • Invitation to participate in National Day of Service Movement alongside our local chambers and businesses across the nation 
  • Access to the graduates of the USHCC Foundation BizVenture Collegiate Entrepreneurship Competition
  • College/University logo linked to your website on USHCC foundation website
  • College/University spotlight on USHCC Foundation website
  • Collaboration with our partners and your university career services center to share opportunities with the institution 

 

 

*Registration can be used for university leadership, faculty, and students and should be determined by the university.
** RSVP needed ahead of time to comply with venue cap
*** Based on availability
 

 For more information on becoming a University Partner, please contact Eliza Hernandez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.