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Make a Personal Connection at ECC Training and Networking Events

Free and low-cost in-person, hybrid, and virtual business activities available from dozens of resource partners

From networking and learning events that celebrate the ups and downs of owning and running a small business to professional, confidential consulting for specific business challenges, Hillsborough County's Entrepreneur Collaborative Center (ECC) has just about everything to help aspiring and existing local business owners succeed. Operated by Hillsborough County Economic Development, most services are provided at no or nominal cost, and there are no membership requirements.

Since 2014, the ECC has provided entrepreneurs easy access to business service providers, resources, mentorship, and specialty training through the support of more than 80 business and community partners. Services are provided for each businesses' unique stage of development and business category: pre-venture, startup, microenterprise, small-to-mid-size enterprise, community-based, targeted industry, technology and innovation, and more.

Some of the key ECC partners and events include:

  • Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County
  • Prospera
  • The Jim Moran Institute
  • SCORE
  • Action Zone
  • InLab@HCC
  • Turner School of Construction Management
  • 1 Million Cups Tampa
  • Local Stories Live
  • Taste of Success

Drop by the ECC at 2101 E. Palm Ave., Tampa, FL, 33605 (parking at 2109 E. 11th Ave.) or subscribe to the ECC weekly events newsletter to keep up to date on current offerings and activities.

Photo Information: Experts from the USF Muma College of Business held their first data analytics meetup at the ECC on March 3, 2022, to discuss current trends and topics in the analytics field, including AI and ML, data science, business analytics, systems design, database management, data mining, and more.

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