Tampa, FL – Tampa’s own Hillsborough Community College will be partnering with USAA Insurance to host its 9th annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium for those looking to receive critical business advice and possible financial funding. The event will be presented by InLab HCC, a collaborative organization created by Hillsborough Community College and Hillsborough County Government that provides academics, workshops, funding, and research initiatives to students.
For the eighth year, industry expert Alfred Goldberg will speak about the top three marketing mistakes that novice entrepreneurs have made throughout the years. As president of Absolute Marketing Solutions, Mr. Goldberg has over twenty-five years of experience working with customers and clients in the business world. As a result, his first-hand knowledge can help attendees expand their ideas and network with other professionals.
“As a son of a WWII vet who greatly respects the sacrifice veterans make, this is one way I can give back and serve those who have served us,” says Mr. Goldberg.
The event is open to the public to attend, while the Financial Presentation Competition will only be open to veterans, active-duty personnel, their spouses, and civilian business partners interested in owning a small business. Participants of the competition will present their business financials to a panel of business specialists for the chance to earn up to $12,000 of financial aid.
VETS will take place on November 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4001 W Tampa Blvd Tampa, FL in the InLab auditorium. If you are interested in attending the event, please register for tickets at Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS) | HCC }} (hccfl.edu).
About Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS):
InLab@HCC team has built a nationally recognized entrepreneurship program through strong partnerships with many local, regional, and national partners. Over the past four years, they have identified significant synergy between civilian social entrepreneurs and military Veterans. As such, we have empowered Veterans – Vetrepreneurs, and social entrepreneurs to work together and transform our community one social business at a time.
About Hillsborough Community College:
Hillsborough Community College serves over 48,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. HCC is a national leader in community college entrepreneurship education. Through the inLab@HCC, our interdisciplinary center for innovation and entrepreneurship education, we offer a comprehensive pathway of college credit entrepreneurship certificates and degrees. The Hillsborough Community College Foundation supports HCC in its mission to deliver affordable educational opportunities that help students become successful, productive citizens. Through annual scholarships, endowments, program and faculty support, and college-wide funding initiatives, the Foundation has awarded more than $12,000,000 since its inception and changed thousands of lives for the better.
About Alfred Goldberg:
Alfred Goldberg is the President of American Operations at Absolute Marketing Solutions in Tampa, Florida. Mr. Goldberg is an involved member of the Tampa technology and startup communities and participates actively across many speaking and community events in the city such as Startup Surge and the Tampa Bay Wave. Mr. Goldberg is also an elected member of AMA Tampa Bay’s Board of Directors and President of Tampa Sister Cities.