Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center Articles: page 1

Isaac Hetzroni

UF startup Imprint Genius named industry’s fastest growing promotional products company

With year-over-year growth of 762.3%, Imprint Genius takes the number one position for “Fastest Growing Distributors” in 2020, as published in Print+Promo Marketing Magazine last month. A shining achievement for the start-up and its young founder, an inspirational story of a college

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AI trading startup on the rise thanks to direction from Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center

The 2020 stock market ended on high note, despite the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and brought in millions of new retail traders, causing the trading volume to go through the roof. Companies like Robinhood and other zero-commission

Drew Stuerman stands in front of his donut shop Halo Potato Donuts

Meet Drew Stuerman, Halo Potato Donuts’ Chief Donut Officer and Warrington alumnus

Drew Stuerman (BABA ’19) shares how his experience at the Warrington College of Business and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center helped him start his business, a favorite amongst Gainesville locals.

Kristin Joys presents at an the Business for Good Lab Final Presentations

Entrepreneurship faculty member honored with Champions for Change Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kristin Joys, Director of the Social Impact & Sustainability Initiative and Social Entrepreneurship Lecturer in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, is among the awardees of the 2021 Champions for Change. Joys was recognized for her work founding

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