Entrepreneur Collaborative Center

Wifi Meeting Rooms Public Parking

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Location and Hours


2101 E. Palm Ave.
(Parking at 2109 E. 11th Ave.)
Tampa, Florida 33605


  • Mon - Thu. - 8 AM to 5 PM
  • Fri - 8 AM to 3 PM
  • Evening and weekend hours available on request basis


(813) 204-9267


Was your business damaged during Hurricane Idalia? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) opened a Business Recovery Center (BRC) at the ECC. SBA representatives will answer questions about the disaster loan program and assist with applications.

Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed



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 is centrally located in historic Ybor City. 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. 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.

The ECC offers:

  • One-stop shop for entrepreneurial resources and information, collaboration, and mentoring
  • Host to nearly 7,000 programs and over 97,000 participants since opening in December 2014
  • Supported by more than 90 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

Business Workshop and Training Calendar

1 Million Cups Tampa - Crowdsourcing connections to help ideas become businesses. Present or participate every Weds. at 9 AM. Register at 1millioncups.com/tampa
Local Stories Live - Connect with Hillsborough County's Small Business Community. Second Fri. of each month at 9 AM. Register at HCFLGov.net/ECCEvents
Taste of Success - Serving up valuable advice and guidance for entrepreneurs. Second Thurs. of the month at 11:30 AM. Register at HCFLGov.net/ECCEvents

ECC Layout


Capacity Style Uses Audio/Visual Other Resources
Collaborative Space 60 Table / Chair
150 Standing
Open Area Training
Meeting Space
Business Pitch

Aquos Board (2)
HDMI Connectivity
Sound system
Dry Erase
Room set up is flexible
Conference Room 1 16 - 20 Classroom
Meeting Space

Wi-Fi Monitor
HDMI Connectivity
Dry Erase
Conference Room 2 12 - 14
Conference Room Small Class
Meeting Space
Projector Screen
Dry Erase
Conference Room 3 6 Conference Room Meeting Space Wi-Fi Dry Erase
Flex Space 12-15 Flex Space Small Classroom
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 available across Palm Avenue in the Sheriff's Lot at 2109 E. 11th Ave.
    Parking map
ADA Features
  • Designated parking
  • Access ramps
  • Accessible restrooms


  • Meeting Rooms
  • Public Parking
  • Wifi