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Fifth annual Gator100 honors UF entrepreneurs

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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2019 Gator100 Winners | February 2019

The Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. It serves not only as a setting where UF’s elite entrepreneurs can gather and share their talents and wisdom, but as an inspiration to fellow Gators to be a part of this exclusive group. Companies owned or

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Glenn Latham (BS Chemistry ’76, MBA ’78) | February 2019

Latham (BS Chemistry 1976, MBA 1978), after a wonderful career spanning 40 years in the medical device industry, most recently as SVP of Marketing at MicroVention, Inc., is retiring to the beautiful Florida Keys to enjoy his post-career passions. “It has been truly amazing to be a part of three

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Why medical professionals should consider an MBA

As you might expect, business acumen is pervasive throughout many other industries, like engineering, law and health care. If you’re currently in one of those fields, you might be considering boosting your business knowledge with an MBA to help you get ahead. But what exactly will you gain from an

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Why you need a ‘private chef’ when it comes to transforming your career

While a buffet offers lots of options, Director of Graduate Business Career Services Jason Rife explains why you’re better off with a private chef when it comes to finding the career that’s right for you. The career services experience within UF MBA is unlike that of any other full-time program.

Vijay Vaswani

Vijay Vaswani (MBA ’11) | February 2019

Vaswani (MBA 2011) was promoted to partner at Bennett Thrasher LLP. He specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures for private equity firms and strategic investors. Vaswani is also a Board Member for the BT Foundation, chairing the communications committee.

Greg Eisinger

Greg Eisinger (BSBA ’08) | February 2019

Eisinger (BSBA 2008) has been promoted to partner from associate attorney at Eisinger, Brown, Lewis, Frankel & Chaiet, P.A. He focuses his practice on condominium, homeowners and community association law, as well as real estate transactions and commercial litigation.

UF MBA South Florida students Gator Chomp in Santiago, Chile. Photo by Jesse B. Wright.

UF MBA South Florida students use business knowledge to provide solutions to real Chilean companies’ challenges

For students in the UF MBA Professional South Florida program, traveling to and from UF’s campus in Gainesville is a step they can skip every month on their journey to earning a degree from Florida’s best MBA program. However, there is one exciting travel component to their degree: an international

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‘Striving for innovation’ at your company? Be careful – it might be harmful to your employees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If you look at the mission statements of some of the world’s top companies, you’ll find a familiar word throughout many – innovation. While it is understood that innovation is beneficial by helping businesses reach goals and drive success, new research suggests there is a caveat to

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

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