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Isaac Hetzroni

UF startup Imprint Genius named industry’s fastest growing promotional products company

With year-over-year growth of 762.3%, Imprint Genius takes the number one position for “Fastest Growing Distributors” in 2020, as published in Print+Promo Marketing Magazine last month. A shining achievement for the start-up and its young founder, an inspirational story of a college

Samyr Qureshi and Dennis Hanson pose for a photo

Gator Hatchery graduates named to Forbes 2020 Class of 30 Under 30

Samyr Qureshi (BA ’14) and Dennis Hansen (BS ’16), leaders of Knack, which got its start in the Gator Hatchery and was the winner of the 2016 Big Idea Competition, were recently named to Forbes’ 2020 Class of 30 Under

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Gator Hatchery students create app to track, offset carbon footprint

In an effort to help people understand their carbon footprint, UF students Pablo Garces and Brian De Souza created the LiveGreen app, which allows users to track their carbon emissions and even offset their carbon footprint by funding reforestation. Garces

Members of the Knack team from left: CTO David Stoker, CMO Shawn Doyle, CEO Samyr Qureshi, Community Austin Doyle, and CPO Dennis Hansen.

Peer tutoring platform Knack raises $1.5M from Charles Hudson, Jeff Vinik

Former Gator Hatchery company Knack, a tutoring app for college students, recently raised $1.5 million from Charles Hudson’s Precursor Ventures and Tampa Bay Lighting owner and Fenway Sports Group Partner, Jeff Vinik. Read more about Knack’s success and where it’s

Sheldon Barrett

Technology With A Twist Taps Into Popularity Of Coconut Water, Launches Small Business

University of Florida student Sheldon Barrett was looking for a way to make it easier to open coconuts and access fresh coconut water, which he needed to drink to keep his high blood pressure under control. Instead of using the

The Gator Hatchery room with work stations

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

Student Spotlight: Victoria Turbyfill

Spending the next four years researching in a laboratory was not in Victoria Turbyfill’s plan. She was looking for a more direct route to launch her career. She found it in the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Program (The Thomas