Seed Funding

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Fund your future


The Hillsborough Community College Entrepreneurship Program, in partnership with our local and national supporters offers various funding opportunities for your business. Scholarships are available for Veterans and active duty service members enrolled in our college credit entrepreneurship program(s).

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Everyday Entrepreneurship Venture Fund

Thanks to the generosity of the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund, HCC was selected to provide a matching $500,000 seed fund to everyday entrepreneurs..  Upon completion of one of our college credit entrepreneurship programs, you will qualify to apply for up  seed funding through our Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund

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The Hillsborough Community College Foundation offers almost 100 different scholarships to help students fund their future. Scholarships provide help to the people in our region who are attending Hillsborough Community College to make our community smarter, stronger and safer. Visit the Foundation Scholarship webpage to learn more about applying for a scholarship or becoming a scholarship donor.

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Business Pitch Competitions

During the year, InLab@HCC offers various business pitch competitions through our college credit program, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium, the Social Entrepreneurship Education Day, BizSprint, and other events. Check back here periodically for detailed information on new pitch competition funding opportunities.

Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund

Whether you have an existing business or just an idea for a business, we prepare you to reach new heights through our entrepreneurship education programs, active mentoring, and funding through EEVF. We can help you meet the following eligibility criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Complete one of the HCC college credit entrepreneurship programs.
  2. ​Complete a validated business model, feasibility plan, and set of financial statements.
  3. Form a legal business entity.
  4. Have a business website and short video that explains your business.
  5. Complete the EEVF funding application.