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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

Carolina Borroto

Warrington combined degrees: Master of Science in Entrepreneurship

Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MSE) student Carolina Borroto answers questions about what its like to be a combined-degree student, what she’s learned in her master’s program and making the transition from the Heavener School of Business to the Hough Graduate School of Business.   Q. What was your major as an

Jake Easterling

Trip to Silicon Valley inspires student entrepreneur to appreciate the entrepreneurial journey

By Jake Easterling My name is Jake Easterling, and I am from Melbourne, Florida. I am a double Gator with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and I’m pursuing a master’s degree in entrepreneurship. Following the career paths of both my dad and older brother, I enrolled in the department

Women's Entrepreneurship Symposium 2018

Founders of Gigi’s Cupcakes and Chloe’s Fruit to headline UF Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The University of Florida is hosting the annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium on April 18 in Emerson Alumni Hall. The event will feature Gigi’s Cupcakes founder Gina “Gigi” Butler and Chloe’s Fruit founder Chloe Epstein as the keynote speakers. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1

Taylor Williams

Want your business to be more productive? Try improv.

Taylor Williams (BABA ’05) has long considered herself a business-minded individual, but with a creative spark. “My dad was a small business owner, so I’ve had that background, but I am a very creative person,” she said. “I feel like I’ve always had both sides to me.” Growing up in

Isabella Silverio

Guava Empowerment | Inspiring female-owned businesses

By Isabella Silverio Did you know that in 2016, $60 billion was invested into male-owned companies by venture capital firms compared to $1.3 billion invested into women-owned companies? That is a fact I lead new conversations with when asked about what I do. Hi! My name is Isabella Silverio, and

Empowering women through dance

There was never a dull moment during Lanita Patton’s (BSBA ’15) time at the Heavener School of Business. She spent her days studying for her finance courses, pursuing a minor in entrepreneurship, mentoring students in the Florida Leadership Academy and as a Career and Academic Peer Mentor, representing the Black

UF entrepreneurs honored at fourth annual Gator100

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2018 Gator100 honorees on Friday at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Presented by the UF Alumni Association and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business, the Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the

What it takes to be an entrepreneur, according to a UF professor

INTERVIEW BY SEBASTIAN LLERENA Dr. Christopher Pryor, lecturer in the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, offers his insight on the process of becoming a college entrepreneur, hoping that it will ignite business aspirations hidden deep within the Honors community. This article was originally published in Prism, a magazine produced by UF Honors