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Hillsborough Community College has launched a new partnership to help military veterans and their spouses get business ideas up and running.  The Startup Training Resources to Inspire Veteran Entrepreneurship program, or STRIVE, is a joint effort between HCC’s existing veteran entrepreneurship program, Operation Startup, and Syracuse University’s prestigious Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). HCC in Tampa is...

July 16, 2019

Andy was a guest on Getting the Edge with Kelly Wilson. This two part video has a wonderful interview with Mit Patel, CEO Mit Computers. The second part of this video podcast features Andy Gold talking about entrepreneurship education, Hillsborough Community College, Operation Startup, the Susie Steiner Community Impact Award Breakfast, and Next Gen Personal Finance..

April 7, 2019

Wally was born in Tallahassee, Florida on Wednesday July 1, 1936. For the first twelve years of his life, Wally grew up in the segregated south, and was the only child in an impoverished family in which his parents did not get along very well. When his parents finally divorced, Wally was sent to Manhattan to live with his aunt who resided in Harlem at that time. Life was hard growing up in a broken home as a young man. While h...

February 24, 2019

The Hillsborough Community College​ entrepreneurship program announces its first recipient of the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund (EEVF). HCC Dale Mabry Campus​ student and Operation Startup member Adam Luell, Founder of Axon Motor Company LLC, was approved for a $35,000 interest free loan by the EEVF funding committee. This funding source is available to Hillsborough Community College entrepreneurship students, and the res...

November 30, 2018

After students go through the entrepreneur program at Hillsborough Community College, they now have an option for a next step: get some funding to help their idea take off. HCC was one of four community colleges across the country chosen last spring for a $250,000 grant by the Every Day Entrepreneur Venture Fund. The first round of funding will begin in December, where two applicants will present their ideas to a funding commi...

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