2021 Application Form
Dear HTXelerator applicant:
Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2021 HTXelerator class. If selected, you will be among 25 future-focused leaders who believe Houston’s best path forward is through responsible growth, transportation infrastructure investments, economic development, technological innovation, pro-environment policies and big-picture thinking.
A few prerequisites: you must live in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area and you must be at least 21 years old.
Our focus is to provide a very experiential education on how Houston city government functions. Who should apply? Anyone who wants a deep understanding of the major policy issues facing Houston and how planning for the future is the most responsible way to maintain and improve Houston’s famed quality of life. Also, if you are interested in serving on a city board or commission or possibly running for city council, you should apply to the HTXelerator. We seek applicants from all districts and seek diversity in terms of backgrounds, professions, age, gender, race, and ethnicity.
The HTXelerator starts September 11, 2021 with an immersive opening weekend retreat ending on September 5, 2021. Following, the HTXelerator includes nine weekly evening sessions (with dinner provided) on a wide range of municipal issues, a one-night retreat on media training, how to run and manage campaigns, class project presentations, and the Pitch Competition. The program ends with the HTXL Games in December.
There is no application fee and, if admitted, the HTXelerator tuition is $195 which includes the opening weekend retreat, the weekly education sessions, closing one-night retreat and The Pitch. Tuition scholarships are available for qualified applicants. The application deadline is August 10, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Randy Romman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, thank you for applying and good luck!