InLab@HCC Veterans

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Veteran Inspired Initiatives


Through strong collaborative partnerships with many local, regional, and national partners the InLab@HCC team has built a nationally recognized entrepreneurship program. Over the past four years we have identified significant synergy between civilian social entrepreneurs and military Veterans. As such, we have empowered Veterans - Vetrepreneurs, and social entrepreneurs to work together and transform our community one social business at a time.

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The STRIVE program offers Veterans, active duty, Reserve/Guard, and their spouses the opportunity to take an early stage business, or business idea through a rigorous 6-week training program. STRIVE graduates qualify to apply for Business Seed Funding.

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Operation StartUp

Operation Startup is an innovation lab and co-working space providing early stage social entrepreneurs,HCC students, and the military veteran start-up community (vetrepreneurs) access to mentoring, educational programs, co-working, early stage business accelerator, events, and networking opportunities.

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Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS)

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Symposium Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Get advice from experts on how to manage, fund, market, and build your business. Cash and other prizes valued at $12,000.