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Experienced executive named Chairman of CEI Board of Advisors

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Timothy L. Cannon, Ph.D., Executive Vice President-Strategy and Alliances at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and a former senior executive at Microsoft, has been appointed Chairman of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation’s Board of Advisors at the Warrington College of Business Administration. “We are excited at the prospect

New high school sustainability project launches this summer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability is pleased to announce the launch of its Summer 2012 pilot program: Gainesville Summer Service Project. This project allows high school students in the Gainesville-area to learn about innovation and sustainability while serving as volunteers with local organizations. It also

UF entrepreneurship challenge encourages sustainable solutions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida, in an effort to promote sustainable solutions, is hosting a competition challenging students to develop innovative ideas for solving world problems. The EcoInnovation Challenge, which culminates with a Venture Pitch Competition, will award prize money to the most innovative and sustainable pitches. First-place

MSE student to compete in regional business plan competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sam McPherson, a student in the Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program at the Hough Graduate School of Business, will represent the University of Florida at the NetImpact-Walmart Better Living Business Plan Challenge regional event at Emory University on Friday. The competition “provides a

Entrepreneurship program finishes runner-up for national award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (MSE) at the Hough Graduate School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration was named Runner-Up for the 2012 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program award. The

Entrepreneurship program named finalist for national award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (MSE) at the Hough Graduate School of Business at the Warrington College of Business Administration was named a finalist for the 2012 United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) National Model Graduate Entrepreneurship Program award.

UF entrepreneurship students take the startup LEAP of faith

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Students participating in the Thomas S. Johnson Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MSE) program will not only learn about starting new ventures in the classroom, but will apply those concepts directly to the creation of their own businesses as part of the new Lean Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program

Jeff Gold cuts the ribbon for the Experiential Learning Laboratory

UF, Warrington celebrates CEI, Experiential Learning Lab dedication

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The newly-remodeled Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) and its Jeff Gold Experiential Learning Laboratory was officially dedicated in a ceremony Friday morning at David Stuzin Hall on the campus of the University of Florida. “CEI’s mission is to teach, coach and inspire, and this new space

UF alums, Heggestad honored at Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville businessman Richard Allen and UF alumni David Greiff and Brent Berthy were honored for their entrepreneurial achievements at the S. Clark Butler Entrepreneur of the Year Awards on April 8 at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center . The awards are sponsored by UF’s Center

Young entrepreneurs bring real change to UF campus, community

Gainesville, Fla. –More than 50,000 students started school at UF last week, but 23 very special high school students got a head start on them this summer. Those students declared themselves agents for change, as they participated in the second annual Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Change (YELC) Program, offered