Entrepreneurship

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Think starting a business is the only way to be an entrepreneur? Think again.

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Christine Haworth, BSBA ’18, MSE ’19 Innovation, this word comes up more and more in the business world with the pressures to continually succeed as a business, but what does innovation really mean, and how can one be innovative? A common misconception is that innovation just means “change,” but

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9 reasons why you should get your Master of Science in Entrepreneurship online

Reading Time: 3 minutes Whether you’re interested in launching your own company or innovating one that already exists, a master’s degree in entrepreneurship is a great way to gain the competencies you’ll need to succeed. A Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MSE) from the University of Florida is the perfect degree

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Why it’s better being involved

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Christine Haworth, BSBA ’18, MSE ’19 College is a juggling act, between school, family and friend commitments, and the ever-growing need for sleep, it can be a lot. While it might be easy to limit your time on campus to classes only, being involved on campus and in the

Pablo Garces and Brian De Souza with their first place $25,000 check at the Big Idea Competition.

Carbon emissions tracking app wins $25,000 in Big Idea Competition

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – LiveGreen won first place at the 2019 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Led by CEO and Co-Founder Brian De Souza and CTO and Co-Founder Pablo Garces, LiveGreen is a mobile platform that empowers people to reduce their carbon footprint so they can be part of the solution

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Knack wins $25,000 Lumina Foundation Education Innovation Prize

Reading Time: 1 minute Former Gator Hatchery company and past Big Idea Competition winner Knack, a peer-to-peer tutoring app, was recently awarded a $25,000 Education Innovation Prize from the Lumina Foundation to help adults secure the knowledge and skills they need for tomorrow’s jobs. “When you get to college, you’re kind of left on

Sixteen teams advance one step closer to being the $25,000 Big Idea Competition winner

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Christine Haworth, BSBA ’18, MSE ’19 This past Friday, the “Sweet 16” final contestants for the Big Idea Competition were announced. Over 200 teams originally registered to be in the competition back in December, the most initial entrants the competition has seen since its inception. The 16 teams that

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Gator Hatchery students create app to track, offset carbon footprint

Reading Time: 1 minute In an effort to help people understand their carbon footprint, UF students Pablo Garces and Brian De Souza created the LiveGreen app, which allows users to track their carbon emissions and even offset their carbon footprint by funding reforestation. Garces and De Souza have been able to build and grow

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Ready for the real world

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Christine Haworth (BSBA ’18, MSE ’19) As I prepare to graduate from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business for the second time, it’s time for me to genuinely start thinking about life after graduation. With an undergraduate degree in business and my current graduate degree studies in

Fifth annual Gator100 honors UF entrepreneurs

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2019 Gator100 honorees on Friday, February 22 at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Presented by the UF Alumni Association and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business, the Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses

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How to build your entrepreneurial experience to successfully launch or innovate a company

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Jamie Kraft, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center When building a house, there are a number of steps one needs to follow in order to make sure a solid structure is in place: choose a location, pour the foundation, erect the walls, add the plumbing, etc. It is no different