Operation Startup is an early stage ideation lab that converts energetic early stage Veteranpreneurs (Veteran Entrepreneurs) into action. We serve Hillsborough Community College students, members of the general public working on an entrepreneurial venture with a social impact, We specialize in working with Veterans that have social entrepreneurial businesses or business ideas (for profit and nonprofit enterprises that leverage a business to solve a societal problem) active duty military service members, Veterans, Reservists, and their spouses. Operation Startup is a partnership between Hillsborough Community College (HCC) and Hillsborough County. We offer a wide range of services, including, but not limited to: 1) High impact workshops, 2) Business mentorship and advice, 3) Formal academic programs, 4) A series of annual events, 5) Co-working space, 6) Access to our "Everyday Entrepreneur Seed Fund" (dependent upon completion of one of our college credit entrepreneurship academic programs, and 7) Much more. This application is designed to help us help you track through the resources available at Operation Startup. Whether you are currently in business and generating revenue (sales), or at an earlier idea stage where you are searching for a functional business model, try to answer these questions honestly, as best you are able. Some of the questions may not apply to your circumstance, while others may relate to your business, and you may simply not know the answer. There are no right or wrong answers. The information you provide will help us to develop a curriculum for you to track through, activities and research you may need to complete, and general business background so we can provide the best guidanceOperation Startup membership requires three steps.1. Complete this membership application online.2. Meet with a member of the Operation Startup team to complete a screening process. This can be done in-person (preferred method), or via phone or video conferencing.3. Attend an Operation Startup orientation.
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