Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center Articles: page 3

Samyr Qureshi and Dennis Hanson pose for a photo

Gator Hatchery graduates named to Forbes 2020 Class of 30 Under 30

Samyr Qureshi (BA ’14) and Dennis Hansen (BS ’16), leaders of Knack, which got its start in the Gator Hatchery and was the winner of the 2016 Big Idea Competition, were recently named to Forbes’ 2020 Class of 30 Under

Large group of students do the Gator Chomp in front of Google

Leveraging resources: campus and community

By Jamie Kraft, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center We have all heard this one before from entrepreneurs: I plan to come up with a cool idea, attract a bunch of money and make a bunch of money! The reality is

Bruce Brandes and his daughter and son at a GatorFootball game

Business Gators come back, give back: Bruce Brandes

Every fall, the University of Florida welcomes back its alumni for Homecoming, a celebration of alma mater pride across all generations of Gators. While most alumni return for the single Homecoming weekend, some alumni travel back to campus throughout the

Pablo Garces and Brian De Souza with their first place $25,000 check at the Big Idea Competition.

Carbon emissions tracking app wins $25,000 in Big Idea Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – LiveGreen won first place at the 2019 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Led by CEO and Co-Founder Brian De Souza and CTO and Co-Founder Pablo Garces, LiveGreen is a mobile platform that empowers people to reduce their

Three students sit at a table with a computer while looking at a piece of paper

Sixteen teams advance one step closer to being the $25,000 Big Idea Competition winner

By Christine Haworth, BSBA ’18, MSE ’19 This past Friday, the “Sweet 16” final contestants for the Big Idea Competition were announced. Over 200 teams originally registered to be in the competition back in December, the most initial entrants the

View of the Live Green app. You are carbon neutral! You've saved 2,167 pounds CO2e

Gator Hatchery students create app to track, offset carbon footprint

In an effort to help people understand their carbon footprint, UF students Pablo Garces and Brian De Souza created the LiveGreen app, which allows users to track their carbon emissions and even offset their carbon footprint by funding reforestation. Garces

Christine Haworth does the Gator Chomp in San Francisco.

Ready for the real world

By Christine Haworth, BSBA ’18, MSE ’19 As I prepare to graduate from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business for the second time, it’s time for me to genuinely start thinking about life after graduation. With an undergraduate

Karthik Shanadi and Luke McGurrin hold up their Gator100 trophy

Fifth annual Gator100 honors UF entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2019 Gator100 honorees on Friday, February 22 at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Presented by the UF Alumni Association and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business,

VEP Class of 2018 pose for a group photo in a classroom

UF Warrington’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program accepting applications until February 2019

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Veterans looking to develop their entrepreneurial skills have the opportunity to do so for free in the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. The program, presented by Warrington’s Entrepreneurship and

A young man dressed in business suit and tie wears a homemade jetpack and flying goggles raises his arms in the afternoon sun while running to take off into the air on an outcropping above the surf in Montana de Oro State Park, California. This young entrepreneur is ready to take his new business to new heights.

2019 New Year’s Resolutions: 12 entrepreneurial ways to help change the world in 12 months

By Jamie Kraft, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center As you kick off the new year with new goals, many of which center around losing weight, saving money, or being nice to others, you might also consider strengthening your entrepreneurial mindset.