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Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center

Prioritizing Social Impact

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

YELS Summer Luncheon 2016

Entrepreneurship program completes successful summer

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida celebrated 56 high school students who completed the four-week Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability (YELS) program during the Awards Lunch Celebration on July 15. The program is the only one in the United States specifically developed for high school students to learn

UF's Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability

Entrepreneurship program honored by City of Gainesville

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Gainesville’s City Commission officially declared July 7, 2016, as Young Entrepreneurship for Leadership & Sustainability (YELS) Day, honoring the entrepreneurship program that has positively impacted the lives of hundreds of students for a decade. YELS, offered by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of

Susana Santos, Jamie Kraft, Kristin Joos, James Parenteau, Synclair Henry and Nola Miyasaki

Entrepreneurship program wins national honor

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability (YELS) Summer Program won the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 2016 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education—Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program Award on Jan. 11 during USASBE’s 2016 Conference in San Diego. YELS, offered by the

Kristin Joos

Social entrepreneurship course recognized for ingenuity, creativity

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Kristin Joos’s Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship course received a 2015 Online Education Excellence Award (OEEA) from the University of Florida’s Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence. Dr. Tawnya Means, Director of the Warrington College of Business Administration’s Center of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, was the

David Corbin

Lessons learned from CEI program drives student to be a “change-maker”

Reading Time: 3 minutes David Corbin, then a senior at American Heritage School in Boca Raton, Fla., returned from a five-week summer program at UF a different person. The program, Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership & Sustainability (YELS), made him determined to be a “change-maker.” When Corbin (BS ’15, MSRE ’16) heard about a woman

UF's Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability

CEI program recognized by national entrepreneurship organization

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Young Entrepreneurs for Leadership and Sustainability (YELS) Summer Program, sponsored by the Warrington College of Business Administration’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI), was named a finalist for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education—Outstanding

New high school sustainability project launches this summer

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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

Web site created by UF student helps students find volunteer opportunities

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Center for Leadership and Service has announced a partnership with SweatMonkey, a Web-based resource created by a UF sophomore to engage students in community service. Callahan Fore, an architecture major, started SweatMonkey as a “one-stop” shop, where students can learn about service opportunities