Entrepreneurship

Lauren Koff

UF MBA alumna wins $15,000 in grant competition for startup

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF MBA alumna Lauren Koff (MBA ’18) recently won The Trailblazer Prize of $10,000 for her startup Mind&Melody as part of the United Way of Miami-Dade’s first Inspire305 grant competition. In a surprising last-minute twist, an anonymous donor added $5,000 to her award, along with the other

Fareed Johnson

Local business owner benefits from Warrington entrepreneurship program

Since the Gainesville Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program (GEAP) started in 2016, entrepreneurs in the program have been empowered to start and grow their own businesses. Fareed Johnson is a recent example of a local entrepreneur who has benefitted from GEAP. Read more about Johnson and how he went from selling

Entrepreneurship program helps veterans realize business ideas

Now in its fourth year, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program is a free resource for veterans with service-connected disabilities and those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in the military looking to start a new venture or grow an existing business. Read below about how the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center Veterans Entrepreneurship

Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium inspires generations of female entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Over the past 10 years, there has been an explosion of female-owned businesses in the United States. From 1997 to 2017, women-owned businesses have increased 114 percent, resulting in 11.6 million female-owned business in the U.S. today. It’s no wonder then that the 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

2018’s Best & Worst Cities to Start a Business | WalletHub

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Executive Director for Outreach and Incubation Nola Miyasaki shared expertise about how to start a business in a small city as part of WalletHub’s 2018 Best & Worst Cities to Start a Business. Considering starting your own business in a small city? Read Miyasaki’s advice, as well

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium 2018

Founders of Gigi’s Cupcakes and Chloe’s Fruit to headline UF Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The University of Florida is hosting the annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 18 in Emerson Alumni Hall. The event will feature Gigi’s Cupcakes founder Gina “Gigi” Butler and Chloe’s Fruit founder Chloe Epstein as the keynote speakers. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1

What it takes to be an entrepreneur, according to a UF professor

INTERVIEW BY SEBASTIAN LLERENA Dr. Christopher Pryor, lecturer in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, offers his insight on the process of becoming a college entrepreneur, hoping that it will ignite business aspirations hidden deep within the Honors community. This article was originally published in Prism, a magazine produced by UF Honors

Innovation Hub and Warrington College of Business Provide Space for Women’s Collaboratory and Gator Accelerator

The Warrington College of Business recently partnered with the Innovation Hub to provide a space for women innovators as part of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, as well as a startup program for graduates of the Gator Hatchery, Warrington’s student incubator. Read more about this innovative and collaborative space from

Student entrepreneurs grow their businesses in the Gator Hatchery

No one ever said being an entrepreneur was easy. As entrepreneur and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman once said, “An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off of a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” Building the plane became a little less challenging for entrepreneurs at the University of

Gabe Hensley

Student Spotlight: Gabriel Hensley

Air Force Combat Rescue Officer Gabriel Hensley lives in Cocoa Beach with his wife and four children. As an active officer of the Air Force, Gabriel balances his military duties and his entrepreneurial dreams. He completed UF’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, which inspired him to enroll in the Master of Science