Our Empower Lunch Series was formed to encourage entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship in our community. Once per month we will facilitate a friendly conversation with a business owner and/or executive and have them share their stories from the trenches with a select group of Emerging Leaders. From forming and funding, to operating, or even selling, you will walk away empowered with intelligence and confidence to start or strengthen your business.

Empower Lunch with the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

Fri., Oct. 25 , 2019

Noon – 1:30 pm

Hillsborough County Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

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We will hear from the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) on the services they offer and how you can start/grow your business by tapping into free resources.

The Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) was established by the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department in 2014 to provide entrepreneurs easy access to business service providers, resources, mentorship, and specialty training. Services are provided for each businesses' unique stage of development and business category: pre-venture, start-up, micro-enterprise, small-to-mid-size enterprise, community-based, targeted industry, technology and innovation, and more.

The ECC offers:

  • One-stop shop for entrepreneurial resources and information, collaboration, and mentoring
  • Host to more than 2,300 programs and 34,000 participants since opening in December 2014
  • Supported by more than 80 business and community partners
  • State-of-the-art technology and collaborative space for local non-profits and agencies to host networking and engagement events
  • Home of the FSBDC at Hillsborough County
  • Host site for 1 Million Cups Tampa startup presentations and networking