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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

Susana Santos, Jamie Kraft, Kristin Joos, James Parenteau, Synclair Henry and Nola Miyasaki

Entrepreneurship program wins national honor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability (YELS) Summer Program won the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 2016 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education—Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program Award on Jan. 11 during USASBE’s 2016 Conference in San Diego. YELS, offered by the

Tatiana Salazar's startup Stem Point won the 2015 UF Big Idea Competition

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

Stelios Kapantais, Gordian Braun and Nick Bevelock

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

David Corbin

Lessons learned from CEI program drives student to be a “change-maker”

David Corbin, then a senior at American Heritage School in Boca Raton, Fla., returned from a five-week summer program at UF a different person. The program, Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability (YELS), made him determined to be a “change-maker.” When Corbin (BS ’15, MSRE ’16) heard about a woman

Gator100 Awards

UF celebrates entrepreneurial spirit at inaugural Gator100 Awards

The University of Florida’s most innovative and emerging companies were celebrated Friday at the inaugural Gator100 Awards at UF’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by UF, the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by

CEI Entrepreneurship: It starts with a Dream

Here, entrepreneurship is not taught. It is a mindset. It is our way of living. Through our program, we become agents of economic and social change. We are dreamers equipped with the tools to tackle problems bigger than ourselves. We are entrepreneurs.