Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC)

Welcome To GTEC

The Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC) is a community program providing early stage startup companies with tools, training and infrastructure to help them get started, grow and develop into financially viable enterprises.

GTEC is a 30,000 sq. ft. business incubator located in southeast Gainesville, Florida, owned by the city and managed by Santa Fe College. The emphasis of the program is technology and light manufacturing. The GTEC incubator has created jobs and strengthened the Gainesville area economy since 2000 by cultivating successful technology companies.

The primary goal of the GTEC incubator is to increase the number of service, technology and light manufacturing firms established in Gainesville, Florida.

Companies start, grow and flourish at GTEC. Whether the need is advice and guidance from experts, business support, or workspace, the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center is here to meet those needs.

Mission Statement

To enhance economic development and job creation in the community by providing support and services to qualified startup companies.

Incubator Goals

  • Develop a network of professionals to provide services, support and training to local startup companies.
  • Create new sustainable employment for community residents, Santa Fe College and University of Florida students and graduates.
  • Provide a low cost, nurturing environment for early stage companies to develop and grow.
  • Develop public-private partnerships.

GTEC Services

  • Regular education and networking programs designed to address the shared needs of startup companies
  • Networking opportunities with peer groups, area business professionals, and educators
  • A professional receptionist to greet guests, and direct delivery personnel, or signing for packages when needed
  • Professional mailing address
  • Office space for rent with flexible lease terms, designed to accommodate rapidly growing startup companies
  • Meeting space for rent, including:
    - Conference rooms
    - Training rooms
  • Break room with dining areas inside and outside, on a covered patio
  • High-speed wireless building
  • Audio / Visual equipment
  • Convenient, ample parking
  • Quality work environment
  • All utilities, included
  • Access to a shared multi-function device for printing, copying, scanning and faxing


2 College Brothers win top business awards -
Gainesville Health & Fitness and 2 College Brothers won top honors Thursday night at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Business of the Year Awards that recognized businesses and a nonprofit in a number of categories scored on excellence and innovation in business and community involvement.

GTEC to expand facilities, program -
Some big changes are coming to the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center. Bill Dorman is GTEC's Director who says, "We're going to have a greater number of people, greater concentration of interest in technology and entrepreneurship here in Gainesville and we hope to create jobs and job growth here in Gainesville." While the program is managed by Santa Fe College, it's open to any entrepreneur. The center provides mentorship and guidance, and of course, office space for local start-ups.

How One Couple Turned A Passion For Food Into A Profitable Side Business -
After taking several food tours during their travels, Caroline Chance Earls and her husband, Ryan, began to recognize that there was untapped culinary potential in their own backyard of Gainesville, Florida.

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Contact Information

Bill Dorman, Interim Director
P 352-393-6006
F 352-393-6015

Kelsey Anhalt, Administrative Assistant
P 352-393-6000
F 352-393-6015

2153 S.E. Hawthorne Road, No. 1
Gainesville, Florida 32641

2153 S.E. Hawthorne Road, Suite 101
Gainesville, Florida 32641

To learn more about how the GTEC program helps companies, contact us at 352-393-6000 or .