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Christopher Pryor

What Percentage of Small Businesses Fail?

Assistant Clinical Professor Chris Pryor shares insights about why small businesses fail and advice on how entrepreneurs can increase their chances of business success in this story from AdvisorSmith. 

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BrainForce wins $25,000 in 2021 Big Idea Competition

BrainForce won first place at the 2021 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Led by graduate engineering student Mohit Patil, graduate engineering student Parth Shah and Warrington student Chloe Stanton, BrainForce empowers the disabled by providing hands-free operation of phones

Warrington alumna Jessica Rhodes shares a video message upon winning the No. 1 spot on the Gator100 list from her company's office.

Warrington alumna at the top of the seventh annual Gator100

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2021 Gator100 honorees on Friday, April 23 during a special virtual ceremony, including 44 Warrington alumni who were represented on the list. Presented by the UF Alumni Association, the Gator100 honors

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Strong performance for UF MBA in latest US News ranking, despite pandemic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In spite of a volatile year with plenty of challenges for higher education, UF MBA at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business held onto its strong position on U.S. News & World Report’s “2022 Best

Oren Kantor

How a high school four-putt planted the seed for one of golf’s hottest training aids

Oren Kantor (BSBA ’10, MSE ’11) suffered an indelible humiliation as a senior on his high school golf team. After hitting an overzealous first putt that sailed past the hole, followed by a subsequent stroke that was struck too timidly leaving

Arnold Heggestad stands in his office in front of shelves filled with books.

Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center founding director Arnold Heggestad

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with the greatest sadness we share the loss of University of Florida Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center Founding Director and Professor Emeritus Arnold “Arnie” Heggestad. He was 77 years old. “We were all brought together as

Two people stand in a doorway. Both wear masks as one holds up a certificate and the other holds a sticker.

UF students inspect, certify businesses for COVID-19 safety

Students from the Warrington College of Business have tapped into their entrepreneurial education to create a new business aimed at helping businesses show they are following local and federal health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more in this story

Ethan Fieldman

The biggest education company you’ve never heard of

Warrington alumnus Ethan Fieldman (BSBA ’03) shares about his journey from tutor at UF to starting Study Edge, which now serves a million students a month and has contracts with some 700 universities. Learn more about Fieldman and how his company

Jeff Gold cuts the ribbon for the Experiential Learning Laboratory

UF MBA alumnus has the ‘Midas touch’ when it comes to helping build successful companies

When Jeff Gold (MBA ’78) started his life after graduating from Northeastern University with his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, there were two factors he knew would influence his next steps. One, even after all his schooling, he wasn’t sure

Cocovana founder Sheldon Barrett, wearing a blue Gator shirt and hat, drinks out of a coconut through a straw with an umbrella.

Cocovana wins $25,000 in 2020 Big Idea Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cocovana won first place at the 2020 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. Founded and led by Sheldon Barrett, Cocovana is a tropical lifestyle company currently focused on creating innovative tools for opening coconuts and other fruits,