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...

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, O...

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...

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 $3...

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 gran...

A string of three tattoo shops, five bakeries or two car dealerships should by all means be viewed as “successful” in the business world: The owner has gotten over the initial first year, figured out the how-to’s and created a customer base. 

But what about the com...

September 25, 2018

Stephanie Lazaro, a 7th grader at RCMA Leadership Academy in Wimauma, and Nicole Perez-Flores, an 8th grader at Bell Creek Academy in Riverview, are developing a Handbot grabbing device with a prosthetic arm to help farmworkers, the elderly and others.

“Me and my team...

September 3, 2018

"Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up" - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The effectuation principle, the Crazy Quilt, focuses early stage business entrepreneurs on building meaningful collaborations and partnerships rather t...

August 19, 2018

In business, most people would rather know what the future holds before committing to starting a business venture. This makes sense.  Common knowledge informs us that business venturing can be risky. Because we have a propensity to go to great lengths to avoid incurrin...

August 9, 2018

Over the years, as we have worked closely with college students, military Veterans, and early stage entrepreneurs, it has become increasingly apparent that one commonality shared by all is a desire to have a stronger sense of purpose with what we do with our lives. It...

Please reload

Featured Posts

Hillsborough Community College has launched a new partnership to help military veterans and their spouses get business ideas up and running.  The Star...

HCC Partners with Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families to Bring National Veterans Entrepreneurship Training to Tampa...

August 2, 2019

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts