Entrepreneurship

Elle Loughan

Entrepreneurship program assists veterans through week-long boot camp

Elle Loughan’s business idea started as a joke. After sarcastically telling people she wanted to move to a tropical location and teach tourists how to paddleboard, she started to realize it could actually happen. Now, Loughan is planning a June trip to Tulum, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, to look

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

Warrington recognized by AACSB International for leading the way in entrepreneurial education

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — AACSB International (AACSB), the world’s largest global education network, recognized the Warrington College of Business for its commitment to creating and incubating cutting-edge business innovations and fostering entrepreneurship in the next generation of business leaders. Warrington is one of 35 business schools around the globe to earn

Band.It

Camera accessory earns top honor at Big Idea Competition

Band.It, an accessory made to protect and provide grip on camera lenses, won first place at the 2017 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition on Friday. The company won the first-place prize of $25,000 and is made up of Christopher Cooper, Domenic Aluise, Elezar Tonev, Maximilian Gazeroglu. The Big Idea

Vera Bradley co-founder highlights Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Over 400 people from inside and outside the University of Florida community came together for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 30 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The event was headlined by Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, the co-founder of Vera Bradley who currently serves as the company’s Chief

Vera Bradley co-founder to headline UF symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida will host its 2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on March 30 in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The featured speaker will be Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, the co-founder of Vera Bradley who currently serves as the company’s Chief Creative Officer and Director. The event begins at 9 a.m. and

Third annual Gator100 Awards honor UF entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2017 Gator100 honorees on Friday at the university’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The Gator100, presented by UF, the Warrington College of Business and its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, celebrates the world’s 100 fastest-growing businesses led or owned by UF alumni. Companies are ranked by compound annual

“Choosing to be extraordinary”

The Entrepreneurship & Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) program is one of the most powerful experiences offered by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center. For six weeks, UF students serve as consultants to disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town, South Africa. Students take a hands-on approach in helping these

Student Spotlight: Victoria Turbyfill

Spending the next four years researching in a laboratory was not in Victoria Turbyfill’s plan. She was looking for a more direct route to launch her career. She found it in the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (The Thomas S. Johnson Program) and the Gator Hatchery, the Entrepreneurship &

Fashion front and center as iconic designer visits UF

To hear Steve Madden describe his love of ladies shoes is curious, at first. Even he admits it sounds a bit strange. But it’s a genuine affection that has inspired him to create one of the most iconic fashion brands in the world. An enthusiastic crowd of approximately 300 UF

UF Retail Society to host fashion designer Steve Madden on Monday

The UF Retail Society, in partnership with CollegeFashionista, will host renowned fashion designer Steve Madden for a Q&A session on Oct. 24 at Norman Hall (Room 137). The discussion, led by CollegeFashionista Founder Amy Levin, will focus on entrepreneurship, fashion, and Madden’s iconic career. Madden, who began his fashion career