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About the Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

The Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) unlocks Hillsborough County's growth potential and helps strengthen the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Intended to enhance productivity and the rapid exchange of ideas, the ECC offers state of the art collaboration technology, multiple meeting areas, and free Wi-Fi.

The ECC is centrally located adjacent to Downtown Tampa at 2101 E. Palm Ave. in historic Ybor City. Standard business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. The facility often hosts partner events in the evenings and on the weekends. The ECC observes government holidays in accordance with the Hillsborough County calendar.

The ECC is:

  • One-stop shop for entrepreneurial resources and information, collaboration, and mentoring
  • Host to more than 500 programs and 7,000 participants since opening in December 2014
  • Supported by more than 40 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

ECC and other Entrepreneur Events calendar

Operated by the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department, the ECC serves as a perfect venue to host low- and no-cost entrepreneurial support opportunities and events. We welcome the opportunity to co-host community events and programs that fit the mission and goals of the ECC, pending resource availability.

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Meeting Spaces

ECC Floor Plan

Capacity Style Uses Audio/Visual Other Resources
Collaborative Space 75 Open Area Training
Meeting Space
Business Pitch
Aquos Board (2)
HDMI Connectivity
Microphone System
Dry Erase
Room set up is flexible
Conference Room 1 16 Classroom Meeting Space
HDMI Connectivity
Dry Erase
Conference Room 2 12 Conference Room Small Class
Meeting Space
Conference Room 3 6 Conference Room Meeting Space Wi-Fi Dry Erase
Conference Room 4 4 Conference Room Meeting Space Wi-Fi Dry Erase
Technology & Resources
  • Dry erase boards and/or walls
  • Touch Screen, 70” Sharp Interactive Display System
  • Drop down microphone system
  • Chromecast
  • HDMI cords
  • Wi-Fi
  • Copy machine
Amenities on-site
  • Kitchen
  • Vending machine
  • Restrooms
  • Ample free parking
ADA Features
  • Designated parking
  • Access ramps
  • Accessible restrooms

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.


Lynn Kroesen
ECC Manager

Entrepreneur Collaborative Center
2101 E. Palm Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605

P: (813) 204-9267