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Big Idea Competition deadline is Dec. 15

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The deadline to enter the 2016 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition, which will award a $25,000 grand prize, is Dec. 15. Competitors must submit their “Intent to Compete Form” by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 15. The form only requires contact information for the individual or team leader, their UF status (undergraduate, graduate or alumnus) and a brief description of their proposed venture or concept. Eligible teams must have at least one full-time, enrolled UF student (2015-16

Stem cell therapy startup wins second annual UF Big Idea Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A veterinary medical startup focused on stem cell therapy for competitive horses won the UF Big Idea Competition and its $25,000 grand prize on Friday at Emerson Alumni Hall. The UF Big Idea Competition, sponsored by the Warrington College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), had 240 entries from graduate and undergraduate students and teams. Last year’s inaugural competition had 140 entrants. Stem Point—founded by Tatiana Salazar, a doctoral student of genetics & genomics

MSE students say they have something “in store” for online giant

It’s difficult to disparage the convenience of online shopping. A couple of button pushes on your computer or mobile device, and the product you desire is on your doorstep in a few days. But what if you really don’t want to wait a few days? What if you could get that specific or hard-to-find product right now, and all it would take is a short drive? Nick Bevelock, Gordian Braun and Stelios Kapantais—students in the Thomas S. Johnson Master of

MSE students hope their big idea leads to big prize

Samantha Rosenbaum and Jarrod Schilling have experienced the pain of losing or almost losing their smartphones. But with that pain, came inspiration. And that inspiration could lead to a substantial payday. Rosenbaum and Schilling, who have developed a device to help prevent the loss of smartphones, are one of 16 teams that have reached the semifinals of the Gator Business Plan Competition taking place Thursday and Friday. The winners of the competition will be awarded $25,000. While attending a Startup