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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

Innovation Hub and Warrington College of Business Provide Space for Women’s Collaboratory and Gator Accelerator

The Warrington College of Business recently partnered with the Innovation Hub to provide a space for women innovators as part of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, as well as a startup program for graduates of the Gator Hatchery, Warrington’s student incubator. Read more about this innovative and collaborative space from

Student entrepreneurs grow their businesses in the Gator Hatchery

No one ever said being an entrepreneur was easy. As entrepreneur and LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman once said, “An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off of a cliff and builds a plane on the way down.” Building the plane became a little less challenging for entrepreneurs at the University of

Michael H. Morris: Entrepreneurship can reduce poverty in Gainesville

George and Lisa Etheridge Professor of Entrepreneurship Michael H. Morris writes a special to The Gainesville Sun about how entrepreneurship empowers people and can help reduce poverty in the local community. Read Dr. Morris’ full story here.

Impacting the world through service

UF Warrington College of Business alumni and veterans Kimberlee Campbell-Smith and Nicholas Schumann have distinguished themselves as leaders in the military and in the business world. We highlight their stories in honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 10, 2017. … Kimberlee Campbell-Smith For most people, two weeks is not a

Gabe Hensley

Student Spotlight: Gabriel Hensley

Air Force Combat Rescue Officer Gabriel Hensley lives in Cocoa Beach with his wife and four children. As an active officer of the Air Force, Gabriel balances his military duties and his entrepreneurial dreams. He completed UF’s Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, which inspired him to enroll in the Master of Science

Xavier Richardson

Making a difference in South Africa

Xavier Richardson, a 2017 graduate of the Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship program, recently participated in the Entrepreneurship and Empowerment in South Africa (EESA) program. EESA participants spend six weeks assisting historically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships around Cape Town, South Africa. The program aims to make