EEVF Student Businesses

InLab@HCC Funds Student Businesses Through the EEVF 

In 2018, HCC was one of four colleges selected in the U.S. to secure a $250,000 gift from the Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund Foundation (EEVF). This gift provides funding to students who complete one of the InLab@HCC Entrepreneurship Programs.

Since securing this grant, the HCC Foundation was able to secure a matching gift, and the fund has grown to $500,000. As this initiative expands its impact, future plans include increasing the fund to $5 million to allow for follow-up funding, and larger initial investments for capital intensive startups. 

Seed funding opportunities through InLab@HCC. 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. See our Seed Funding page for more details and eligibility requirements.

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    Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund Businesses

    Newly Funded Student Businesses

    In 2021, five student businesses received funding and generated $332,000 in aggregate revenue and created 9 new jobs.  The InLab@HCC EEVF approved funding for additional student businesses. These businesses are projected to reach nearly $800,000 in aggregate revenue. We celebrate the success of these businesses!

  • Esthete Beard & Grooming Co., LLC

    Newly Funded in 2021!

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    Esthete Beard Co. (EBC) manufactures men’s grooming products. Our products currently include an array of beard oils with scent profiles that provide a range of mental and emotional benefits, that nourish and nurture the skin and hair, and provide ease of grooming and wear all day. 

    Founder: Frankie Valle
    Phone: 813.781.7475 


    Newly Funded in 2021!

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    Through Iron Sharpens Iron Fitness (ISIFIT) LLC, we provide a program that helps you prioritize total health control in areas of fitness, nutrition and mindset skills through coaching and accountability. All without the need for gym membership that you most likely won’t even use. We are a faith-based fitness business ministry.

    Founder: Christopher Baez
    Email: info@ISIFIT2717.COM
    Phone: 813.370.9522


  • Pickled Art Shop

    Newly Funded in 2021!

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    Pickled Art Shop is an affordable, approachable artist collective featuring artists and makers from the Tampa Bay Area. Pickled offers retail and workshop space for local artists to use to connect with the local community.

    Founder: Chelsea Glade


  • Street Gamez, LLC

    Newly Funded in 2021!

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    Street Gamez LLC, is a mobile entertainment company that provides services tailored to customers in Tampa and the surrounding areas. Our services include a Gaming Theater with the latest gaming consoles and video games, inflatable movie nights, silent parties, foam parties, and concession rentals. Perfect for birthday parties, school events, public events, corporate events, and more.

    Founder: Tiffany-Autumn Bell 
    Phone: 844-35-GAMEZ 

  • Support A Troop

    Newly Funded in 2021!

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    Support A Troop is gift registry app, that is bridging the gap between troops and patriots. We provide a cost-effective and convenient service that strives to boost the morale and lifestyle of troops overseas. Ensuring troops never feel forgotten.

    Founder: Brandon Dutkiewicz
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More Student Businesses Funded by EEVF

We are so proud of the following businesses that have been funded by the Everyday Entrepreneurship Venture Fund.  Check them out!