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BrainForce won the Big Idea Compeition

BrainForce wins $25,000 in 2021 Big Idea Competition

BrainForce won first place at the 2021 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Led by graduate engineering student Mohit Patil, graduate engineering student Parth Shah and Warrington student Chloe Stanton, BrainForce empowers the disabled by providing hands-free operation of phones

Arnold Heggestad stands in his office in front of shelves filled with books.

Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center founding director Arnold Heggestad

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with the greatest sadness we share the loss of University of Florida Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Founding Director and Professor Emeritus Arnold “Arnie” Heggestad. He was 77 years old. “We were all brought together as

Large group of people listening to a presentation in the Business for Good Lab.

Networking on purpose: How B corps are creating connections and building their community in the Southeast U.S.

“While B Corps are now a global network of more than 3,500 companies, they are still a relatively new concept in some regions of the United States and the world where people are less familiar with businesses operating as a

Virtual Women's Entrepreneurship Summit

Virtual UF Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit highlights confident creators, collaborators and changemakers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Women’s Entrepreneurship Summit will connect the Gainesville community with local and national women entrepreneurs on Friday, November 6. The virtual event will feature storytelling organization Guts & Glory GNV creative director Taylor Williams as

Gainesville Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program participants at the Gator Bootcamp.

Top 5 benefits of participating in the Gainesville Entrepreneurship & Adversity Program

Whether you’re interested in turning your business dream into reality or your business has been negatively impacted by COVID-19, the Gainesville Entrepreneurship & Adversity Program (GEAP) from the University of Florida Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center is designed to empower those

Heavener School student Cheyenne Keating sitting at a desk drawing on an iPad

UF students use down time to create commerce

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Director Jamie Kraft and marketing student Cheyenne Keating (BSBA ’22) are featured in this story about UF students who are using their free time to work on entrepreneurial projects.  See what Kraft had to say about

Jeff Gold cuts the ribbon for the Experiential Learning Laboratory

UF MBA alumnus has the ‘Midas touch’ when it comes to helping build successful companies

When Jeff Gold (MBA ’78) started his life after graduating from Northeastern University with his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, there were two factors he knew would influence his next steps. One, even after all his schooling, he wasn’t sure

Cocovana founder Sheldon Barrett, wearing a blue Gator shirt and hat, drinks out of a coconut through a straw with an umbrella.

Cocovana wins $25,000 in 2020 Big Idea Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cocovana won first place at the 2020 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Founded and led by Sheldon Barrett, Cocovana is a tropical lifestyle company currently focused on creating innovative tools for opening coconuts and other fruits,

Someone reaching out for a life-ring

Weathering the COVID-19 storm: Tips for small business owners

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues across the globe, small businesses are struggling with its impact. According to a survey by Goldman Sachs, 75% of small business owners said their business has already been impacted by fewer sales, with 51% indicating

Warrington entrepreneurs showcased at Gator100 event

The University of Florida recognized the 2020 Gator100 honorees on Friday, February 28 at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Presented by the UF Alumni Association and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business, the