Our entrepreneurship program is a national leader, enabling students to develop 21st century innovation skills that contribute to our local economy.

— Dr. Andy Gold, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship & Management

InLab@HCC is the core of the College’s Entrepreneurship programming and provides the entrepreneur community with access to services that help mitigate factors that can lead to business failure, while increasing the likelihood of start-ups’ success. InLab@HCC is the centralized hub for all things related to innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, and social venturing offered at HCC. Donors to the Foundation can support InLab@HCC in a variety of ways, including by sponsoring events and giving to the Everyday Entrepreneurship Venture Fund to directly boost start-up businesses. For more information about financially supporting entrepreneurship at HCC, Contact Garrett Weddle, Executive Director at the HCC Foundation, by email, or contact him at 813.253.7014

InLab@HCC Programs

Business funding opportunities, including the Everyday Entrepreneurship Venture Fund (EEVF) grants program

Innovative workshops

Co-working space

Subject matter expert entrepreneurs-in-residence

Formal college credit entrepreneurship programs

Design thinking services

Academic research project initiatives

Informal non-credit structured programs

Events, including an annual awards breakfast to honor those who give back through entrepreneurial education

More About InLab@HCC

Through four program areas, Academics, Community Events and Workshops, Veterans Entrepreneurial Services offered through Operation Startup, and the Research Institute (a design thinking center of practice for the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship – NACCE), InLab@HCC provides the community with a rich mixture of high impact advisory services.

Based upon a pathway framework, students can complete a 12-credit college certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a 25-credit college credit certificate in Business Development and Entrepreneurship, an AS in Business Administration with an Entrepreneurship Specialization, or an AA Transfer Track – Entrepreneurship Degree. Click here to learn more about our academic resources.