Mentor-Protege Program

Mentor-Protege Program
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Administered by the UT System Office of HUB Development and Federal Small Business Program, the purpose of the UT System Mentor Protégé Program is to advance the growth and development of minority and woman-owned businesses in Texas, foster long-term relationships between contractors/vendors and Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB), increase the ability of the HUB to contract with the state or to receive subcontracts under state contract as well as enable protégé companies to profitability perform in open competition.


The overall objective of the UT System Mentor Protégé Program is to provide professional guidance and support to the protégé company to facilitate their growth and development. In terms of measurable objectives, the UT System Mentor Protégé program seeks to help protégé companies: 

  • attain long-term stability in the marketplace;
  • improve financial strength and bonding capability;
  • meet the objectives outlined in the protégé company business plan;
  • successfully complete the Mentor Protégé program within one to two years; and
  • enable successful transition from protégé to mentor.

For more detailed information on the Mentor Protégé Program, click here to download the file.

To download the Mentor Application, click here.

If you are applying to our program as a Protege, please download and complete both the Protege application and the Supplemental Questions.

To download the Protégé Application, click here.
To View Mentor-Protege Agreement, click here.

Contacts for the Mentor-Protégé Program:

Katie McClellan
Administrative Associate, HUB Program
512-499-4350 © 2016 The University of Texas System.
601 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2982. (512)499-4200