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“Choosing to be extraordinary”

The Entrepreneurship & Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) program is one of the most powerful experiences offered by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center. For six weeks, UF students serve as consultants to disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships surrounding Cape Town, South Africa. Students take a hands-on approach in helping these

Student Spotlight: Victoria Turbyfill

Spending the next four years researching in a laboratory was not in Victoria Turbyfill’s plan. She was looking for a more direct route to launch her career. She found it in the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (The Thomas S. Johnson Program) and the Gator Hatchery, the Entrepreneurship &

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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

YELS Summer Luncheon 2016

Entrepreneurship program completes successful summer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida celebrated 56 high school students who completed the four-week Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability (YELS) program during the Awards Lunch Celebration on July 15. The program is the only one in the United States specifically developed for high school students to learn

UF's Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability

Entrepreneurship program honored by City of Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville’s City Commission officially declared July 7, 2016, as Young Entrepreneurship for Leadership & Sustainability (YELS) Day, honoring the entrepreneurship program that has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of students for a decade. YELS, offered by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of

2016 Big Idea Competition: Shawn Doyle, Samyr Qureshi, Dennis Hansen and Austin Doyle

Mobile tutoring app claims top prize at Big Idea Competition

Knack, a peer-to-peer tutoring mobile app, won the first-place, $25,000 grand prize at the 2016 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition on Friday. The Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition, presented by the Warrington College of Business’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, had more than 300 teams and individuals register for

Qwerk founders Jonathan Katz and Alex Schepps

Men at Qwerk

How many times have you overheard a stressed-out UF student say they’d be willing to pay someone a small fee to take care of a menial task? Jonathan Katz has lost count how many times he’s heard that familiar refrain. So he and fellow Warrington student Alex Schepps did something

Dr. Anne Stokes, Leah Lytle and Kim Kaupe

“Entrepreneurial spirit alive and well”

More than 200 members of the UF community shared in the journeys of some of UF’s most successful alumna entrepreneurs at the Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 1. The event revealed the amazing impact female entrepreneurs have had in the U.S., and the potential for further growth. It also revealed

Ryan Good and his fellow UF students visit Haiti to assist local entrepreneurs

Student Spotlight: Ryan Good

Ryan Good, a candidate in the Hough Graduate School of Business’s Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program, recently returned from Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in Haiti. The experiential learning program—based out of Warrington’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center—brought students to Port-au-Prince for a week to assist local entrepreneurs with their ventures. Learn

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium 2016

Leading female entrepreneurs to gather for university-wide symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida welcomes several of its most successful alumnae entrepreneurs for its 2016 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 1 at University Auditorium. The Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium, presented by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at UF’s Warrington College of Business, will address key trends and issues