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Engineering team claims $25,000 in UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition

Published: Apr 29th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —Three engineering students whose company developed a portable water purification device that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize water were awarded $25,000 for winning the UF Big Idea Business Plan Competition on Friday.

Students vie for big cash prizes in business plan competition this week

Published: Apr 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE , Fla. — How much is a good idea worth? For entrepreneurial-minded University of Florida students, it could be a cool $25,000. That’s the grand prize for the winners of the inaugural Gator Business Plan Competition, which will be held April 24-25 at multiple sites on UF’s campus.

Program encourages women to become technology entrepreneurs

Published: Nov 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The second session of Empowering Women in Technology Startups, known as eWiTS, a breakthrough program seeking to educate and encourage women in technology entrepreneurship, concludes Nov. 12 with an investor pitch competition at the Florida Innovation Hub.

Successful entrepreneurs to share stories at local high school

Published: Oct 28th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration is partnering with Buchholz High School to present the second annual panel discussion featuring local successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

UF: Innovation Hub spawns 250 jobs in just 20 months

Published: Aug 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Innovation Hub at the University of Florida has contributed to the creation of 250 jobs in just its first 20 months, new figures show, and the three-story incubator already has more than two dozen tenants.

Entrepreneurial service program to tout successes at lunch

Published: Jul 23rd, 2013

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Program offers high school students service, learning opportunities

Published: Jun 10th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gainesville-area high school students can have a fun and engaging opportunity to make a difference in their local community this summer.