UF entrepreneurship center to host inaugural “bootcamp”

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business will host its first-ever “Gator Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs” on Saturday mornings from Oct. 8 to Nov. 12. The bootcamp is a series of sessions to help aspiring entrepreneurs launch their own successful businesses.

The program will be held at 301 S.E. 4th Ave., in the Gainesville Regional Utilities Administration Building’s Multi-purpose room. Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Participants will learn  innovative tools, techniques, frameworks and approaches from top UF professors and successful entrepreneurs. Topics will range from developing a winning business idea to accounting, marketing, operations, and raising funds.

“Entrepreneurship is all about empowerment;  creating your own job and your own future,” said Dr. Michael Morris, the James W. Walter Clinical Eminent Scholar Chair at Warrington. “We are excited to share insights on creating a successful venture with those who have an idea for something they want to start, as well as those who are in the early stages of having started a venture.”

The Gator Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs is open to the public, but is especially targeted to those who are economically or otherwise disadvantaged. Cost is $600, but scholarships are available.

Contact the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at (352) 273-0330, email nola.miyasaki@warrington.ufl.edu or visit the Gator Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs homepage.