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Stefani Harrison

The opportunity to grow beyond yourself

By Stefani Harrison The Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) Program is the hardest study abroad trip I ever pursued and has made the most meaningful impact on my life. For 20 years, Professor Michael Morris has put together this program that turns students into business consultants and works

Ron Edwards

The building blocks of a serial entrepreneur

Even before Ron Edwards (BSBA Accounting ’70) graduated from college, he was building his entrepreneurial skills – quite literally, in fact. Edwards started his first business building wood pallets with his father and brothers in his small hometown outside of Jacksonville, Florida. “We decided to try [building pallets] one weekend

Five Hough master’s programs rank in top five among publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Programs across the Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business once again remained in the top five among public institutions in the 2018 edition of Eduniversal’s Best Master’s Ranking. For the second year, the Master of Science in Management took

Fareed Johnson

Local business owner benefits from Warrington entrepreneurship program

Since the Gainesville Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program (GEAP) started in 2016, entrepreneurs in the program have been empowered to start and grow their own businesses. Fareed Johnson is a recent example of a local entrepreneur who has benefitted from GEAP. Read more about Johnson and how he went from selling

Entrepreneurship program helps veterans realize business ideas

Now in its fourth year, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program is a free resource for veterans with service-connected disabilities and those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in the military looking to start a new venture or grow an existing business. Read below about how the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center Veterans Entrepreneurship

Who has the advantage when starting a business – younger or older entrepreneurs?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As entrepreneurship continues to grow in the United States, scholars have questioned if there is an age that gives entrepreneurs a better chance at success. Of the estimated 27 million entrepreneurs in the United States today, are those that are younger or older have the advantage when

Biotechnology company wins Big Idea Competition

ExoTech BioScience won the first-place prize of $25,000 at the 2018 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Led by CEO Nasser Nassiri Koopaei, the company was established to innovate and deliver products and services based on exosome technology for molecular and cell biology research, therapeutic and diagnostic purposes, particularly cancer.

Warrington alumni receive entrepreneurship awards

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business honored two successful alumni with prestigious awards. Steven Schnall (BSBA ’89) was named the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneur, and Ethan Fieldman (BSBA ’03) was named the 2018 Emerging Alumni Entrepreneur. Schnall, 51, is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for

Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium inspires generations of female entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Over the past 10 years, there has been an explosion of female-owned businesses in the United States. From 1997 to 2017, women-owned businesses have increased 114 percent, resulting in 11.6 million female-owned business in the U.S. today. It’s no wonder then that the 2018 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

2018’s Best & Worst Cities to Start a Business | WalletHub

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Executive Director for Outreach and Incubation Nola Miyasaki shared expertise about how to start a business in a small city as part of WalletHub’s 2018 Best & Worst Cities to Start a Business. Considering starting your own business in a small city? Read Miyasaki’s advice, as well