entrepreneurship & innovation center Articles

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

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