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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

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