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March 15, 2020 | Tom Ballard

Hillsborough Community College operates seed fund that invests in start-ups

A Florida community college is helping fund start-ups, thanks to the results from winning a grant competition and a matching gift.

Hillsborough Community College created the “Everyday Entrepreneur Venture Fund” in 2018 after becoming one of four colleges selected in the country to win a $250,000 gift from a foundation with the same name.  A total of 107 colleges competed. The seed fund is targeted at start-ups that complete one of the college’s “InLab@HCC Entrepreneurship” programs. Learn more here.