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Heavener School of Business ranks in top 20 among publics in U.S. News rankings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Heavener School of Business was ranked No. 19 on U.S. News & World Report’s “2019 Best Undergraduate Business Programs” rankings released Monday, September 10. The Heavener School ranked in the No. 30 position among all U.S. undergraduate programs. It continues to be the highest-ranking undergraduate business program in the state of Florida. “Once again, we are honored to be recognized by U.S. News and our peers as one to the nation’s top business schools,” said Dr.

Prioritizing Social Impact

The UF Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center prioritizes entrepreneurial education for students and people of many backgrounds. The Center’s dedication to serving many groups of people in the Gainesville community and across the world has led to programs that ensure business students and leaders have access to entrepreneurial training. The Center targets a wide range of people with many programs, all aiming to have a social impact on those who need resources the most. Programs specifically assist veterans, low income entrepreneurs

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 to bring the businesses of historically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in South Africa to the next level. Undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Florida, University of Colorado, Texas A&M, Oklahoma

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 to see how long it would take,” he said. “We found that it was pretty simple to do, so we kept going. My brother Pat actually still runs the company

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 Program is helping veterans like Craig Barnes and Danny Sample turn their business ideas into reality. Craig Barnes Craig Barnes has spent the majority of his career on his feet.

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 it comes to starting a business? According to new research from Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar and Professor of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, and

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. It is focused on the development of a broad pipeline of novel and targeted biomolecules to address different unmet medical needs. “Winning the Big Idea Competition gives me confidence that

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 business startups and a track record of successful ventures across a variety of industries. He is the CEO, Chairman and controlling shareholder of Quontic Bank, a federally chartered, civically focused

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 was filled with more than 300 people eager to hear from successful female entrepreneurs from across the nation. The annual event, hosted by the UF Warrington College of Business Entrepreneurship

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 as from business magnate and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and University of Michigan Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Stewart Thornhill, among others.