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). These 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. 

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    Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund Businesses

    In 2019, 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!

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    Axon Motor Company, LLC

    Through reverse engineering and new design, Axon specializes in the design and fabrication of electric motors and generators where power-density and efficiency are prioritized. 

    Founder: Adam Luell 
    Email: adam.luell@gmail.com  Phone: 727.344.9672 

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    B5 ReAffirm

    B5 ReAffirm initial product is B5 Reaffirmation Box – “SELF-ESTEEM IN A BOX”. The box is equipped with behavior modification tools that helps shift a girl’s mindset to “I’M ME” (Improve My Mental Esteem).

    Founder: Pamala McCoy 
    Email: info@bona5dcc.com 
    Phone: 813.495.8568 

     

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    Carolina Connor Custom Homes

    Carolina Conner Custom Homes Corporation is a Minority, Bilingual, Veteran Small Business serving clients interested in the Tampa Bay Luxury Market. We are a reliable, convenient and responsive construction company that provides design, renovations building, and custom solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations. 

    Founders: Carolina and Jason Conner 
    Email: carolinaconnercc@gmail.com Phone:315.778.5041 

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    Far Out Swimwear

    Far Out Swimwear was started as a women’s lifestyle surf brand. We create ethical and sustainable swimwear for women. Our swimwear is created using recycled post-consumer waste such as plastic bottles and fishing nets. We are a slow fashion company meaning we do not mass produce in a sweatshop and only work with the safest and most ethical manufacturers.

    Founder: Shelby Leobold 
    Email: sleobold@gmail.com 
    Phone: 727.773.5775
     

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    FB Collections, LLC

    Custom premium men’s shoe and loafer designer and manufacturer. 

    Founder: Frantz Benjamin 
    Email: frantz.benjamin81@gmail.com   Phone: 727.686.5702 

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    Forgot or Not, LLC

    Forgot or Knot is a Veteran-owned company that creates a highly personalized gift experience by purchasing and hand delivering gifts on the customers' behalf and allowing users to create a personalized video message.

    Founder: Jason Hendricks
    Email: jason@forgotorknot.com  Phone: 469.855.8798 

     

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    Josh Bozarth Photography, LLC

    A full-service professional photography company that specializes in making weddings, elopements, and unique experiences exceptional experiences filled with memories that last a lifetime.  

    Founder: Josh Bozarth 
    Email: josh@joshbozarthphotography.com  Phone: 813.708.5881 

  • KMD 89 Consulting, LLC logo

    KMD 89 Consulting LLC 

    A Veteran-owned business that provides consultancy services for veterans looking to maximize their VA benefits compensation. 

    Founder: Dewayne Kimble 
    Email: Kmd89consultingllc@gmail.com  Phone: 855.765.3137 

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    Lab Theater Project, LLC

    Lab Theater Project is a production company focused on producing new works in the Tampa Bay community. Lab supports rising playwrights and training new theater artists. LAB is a Veteran owned nonprofit 501c3 corporation. 

    Founder: Owen Robertson 
    Founder: owen@labtheaterproject.com  Phone: 813.380.6552 

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    SCALP Enterprises, LLC

    SCALP is a manufacturer of a snapback fashioned, universal eyewear retainer for thrill seeking enthusiasts. 

    Founder: Trever Hickman 
    Email: scalpenterprises@outlook.com  Phone: 813.412.0115 

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    Sonera Design, LLC

    Sustainable, eco-friendly fashion designer and manufacturer for petite women.   

    Founder:  Marisol Adkins 
    Email: marisolsonera@gmail.com  Phone: 813.434.6492 

  • Swenson’s Renovations & Repairs LLC logo

    Swenson's Renovations and Repairs

    A family home renovations and repair company. Built on a foundation of trust, high quality, and extraordinary customer service, Dana and Doug take great pride in making customers smile. 

    Founder: Dana Swenson 
    Email: swensonrenovationsfl@gmail.com  Phone: 863.709.4450 

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    Undine Cosmetics

    Undine Creator Cosmetics redefines cosmetic artistry by providing product solutions for the cosmetic, special effects, and body artist. Our innovative products are formulated to meet the high-performance demands the professional artist requires and deliver the comfort and beauty the wearer deserves.

    Founder: Eric Ondina 
    Email: eondina@gmail.com 
    Phone: 813-992-1776 

     

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    Weekend Navigators

    Weekend Navigators helps couples plan memorable destination weddings and honeymoons by using our travel expertise to plan every detail.

    Founders: Monica Iannacone  & Michael McFerron 

    Email: mmcferron@dreamvacations.commiannacone@dreamvacations.com 

    Phone: 813.843.4916  

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    YUJ Granola, LLC 

    YUJ (you-J) is a Veteran and military spouse family owned granola manufacturer.  Our enlightened granola boasts seven different kinds of nuts and seeds, packing an antioxidant punch unlike any other! YUJ is a nutrient dense “feel good” snack that can be enjoyed by the entire family.  YÜJ Enlightened Granola is proud to donate 10% of proceeds to children’s and environmental charities each month.  

    Founders: Massiel Villanueva-Salas, Juan Salas and Fernando Villanueva  
    Email: info@yujgranola.com  Phone: 856.956.9429