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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.

UF entrepreneurship center to host inaugural “bootcamp”

The Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business will host its first-ever “Gator Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs” on Saturday mornings from Oct. 8 to Nov. 12. The bootcamp is a series of sessions to help aspiring entrepreneurs launch their own successful businesses. The program will be held at 301 S.E. 4th Ave., in the Gainesville Regional Utilities Administration Building’s Multi-purpose room. Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn  innovative tools, techniques, frameworks

Professor honored for entrepreneurial excellence

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Michael Morris received the inaugural Schulze Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award at the Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange annual conference on Sept. 9-10 at the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. The annual award, named for Best Buy Founder Dick Schulze, honors outstanding teachers in the field of entrepreneurship. Dr. Heidi Neck, the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College (Mass.), also received the honor, which includes a

Veterans entrepreneurship program currently accepting applications

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP), hosted by the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, is currently accepting applications for its 2016 program. The VEP is designed for disabled veterans who are interested in starting a business or who have an existing early stage business. The program, launched at UF in 2013, hosts 40 military veterans annually, and provides them hands-on training and mentoring for their entrepreneurial concepts and ventures. More

CEI forms entrepreneurial partnership with Starter Space

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two of Gainesville’s authorities on entrepreneurship are joining forces. The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration and Starter Space, a Gainesville incubator, have agreed to a formal partnership to help promote entrepreneurship throughout Gainesville’s growing startup community. The parties will combine efforts to facilitate student learning, assist entrepreneurs as they conceptualize and implement their ventures, and encourage students and others to launch their ventures based in Gainesville.

MSE students hope their big idea leads to big prize

Samantha Rosenbaum and Jarrod Schilling have experienced the pain of losing or almost losing their smartphones. But with that pain, came inspiration. And that inspiration could lead to a substantial payday. Rosenbaum and Schilling, who have developed a device to help prevent the loss of smartphones, are one of 16 teams that have reached the semifinals of the Gator Business Plan Competition taking place Thursday and Friday. The winners of the competition will be awarded $25,000. While attending a Startup

CEI launches innovative program to help business-minded disabled veterans

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) at the Warrington College of Business Administration is launching a free program to assist disabled veterans succeed in business. The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) is designed for veterans who are interested in starting a business or who have an existing business. The program consists of three phases that provides practical training in venture creation and growth, and is accompanied by a support structure for participants as they pursue their ventures.

Leading entrepreneurship educator to join Warrington faculty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business Administration is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Michael H. Morris to its faculty. Dr. Morris, who will begin his duties in August 2013, has been appointed as the George and Lisa Etheridge Professor of Entrepreneurship and Clinical Professor, and will serve as Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship Program. “Michael will bring a national spotlight, innovative programs, and a wealth of experience in entrepreneurship education that will continue to elevate the