Entrepreneurial Diversity Information Technology Program (EDIT)

The EDIT program will focus on supporting community members in launching business endeavors that have social missions. Throughout the program participants will be matched with industry partners who will serve as mentors, as well as computer science graduate students who will support the technical development of products.


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InnovateHER Challenge 2017

The U.S. Small Business Administration is searching for innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families.


The SBA 2017 InnovateHER Challenge is open to aspiring and emerging entrepreneurs with businesses representing innovative products and services that help impact and empower the lives of women and families. Through the competition, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is seeking to amplify products or services that fill a need in the marketplace and have the potential for commercialization. UF Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations and SBA – North Florida Office are local co-hosts to the competition and adhere to the rules and criteria as established by the SBA.

Key Dates:
Friday, May 19th – Applications Due
Friday, May 26th – Applicants Notified
Saturday, June 3rd – Pitch Event – Winner/National Nominee selected
               Time: 10am – 3pm
               Location: UF East Campus – 2046 NE Waldo Rd, Suite 3201 Gainesville, FL 32609

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
Non-UF Attendee: $75 (Early-Bird $55)


 The UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center proudly invites students, staff, faculty, and members of the community to attend the 2017 Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium. Come learn, network & celebrate the empowering potential of women’s entrepreneurship. This event will feature speakers and panels, with a keynote presentation by Barbara Baekgaard, co-founder of Vera Bradley.

“Women changing the world one venture at a time”


For Additional Information, please contact Susana Santos or call 352.273.0328.

Be sure to Register Today!