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Make Things Happen

Through innovative and applied education, students and community members immerse themselves in learning about innovation by engaging in unique classes, activities, and events. The InLab@HCC provides access to tools and resources that promote the creation of ideas, and development of social impact business models.

By infusing interdisciplinary elements, workforce preparedness, STEM resources and social entrepreneurship into all its programming the InLab has obtained national recognition through organizations including The National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship, Intuit Education, NASA Tech Transfer University and Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, among others.

Vision:  Equity and Prosperity for All

Mission: To educate, fund, and support aspiring entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators

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    Partner With Us Today!

    The InLab@HCC welcomes individuals and corporations who wish to volunteer, mentor, or facilitate workshops. Financial and In-kind support for student business funding and program activities are also welcomed.

Program Components


Inlab@HCC provides academic pathways for students to study entrepreneurship and innovation.

Community Events and Workshops

Throughout the year InlabHCC hosts a wide array of programs and events for students and the Tampa Bay community.


These resources including STRIVE, Operation StartUp and the VET Symposium are designed for Veterans, active-duty personnel, and others interested in entrepreneurship.


The focus of the research lab is to explore and advance knowledge on innovative topics.

Business Mentors

No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey, you will benefit from an InLab Mentor.

Business Funding Opportunities

The Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund Foundation (EEVF) provides funding to students who complete one of the InLab@HCC Entrepreneurship Programs.

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