CIED Archived News...
- Altavian Featured on NSPS Radio Hour —
Altavian, an unmanned aircraft solutions provider that integrates engineering and manufacturing with services for federal, state, local, and commercial clients was featured on the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Radio Hour. Curt Summer, NSPS Host and John Perry, Altavian founder and CEO, discussed drone surveying, engineering and the rising costs. Altavian is commercializing technology developed at the University of Florida and was funded by the Institute in May of 2014. Listen to the podcast here.
- 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.
- One Million Cups —
Now you can sip coffee and engage with local entrepreneurs. "One Million Cups" is a program is designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs with the community. The Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development hosted a presentation for start-up companies on Wednesday. The "one million cups" program is in over 75 cities around the country. The program will happen every Wednesday here in gainesville.
- One Local Startup Is Helping Others To Build In Gainesville —
A NCF tech company is hoping to help other local startups create, build and learn. "The tech toybox is a non profit and what we do is take people's ideas and make them real." Mark Davidson started The Tech Toybox while working at UF but wanted to expand to people outside the college community.
- Local Business Owner Creates Information Technology Training —
One business owner has found a way to target holes in the tech market, to make multiple businesses work. "There's not really a 9 to 5 with what we do."
- New startup creates healthy food options to help boost immune system —
A new startup out of UF's Innovation Hub is using disease- fighting superfood to help boost the body's immune system."We believe that food should be your medicine, medicine should be your food," says Dr. Wayne Garland, founder. Doctor Wayne Garland is the founder of Paleoganic.
- BioTork announces breakthrough products, safe for vegetarians —
BioTork, LLC, a Florida-based biotechnology company has created a sustainable, GMO-free, vegan omega-3 oil produced from algae. This omega-3 oil will be launched in the nutraceutical, feed and food industries worldwide as a direct replacement to fish oil.
- Nine members of community honored for service with Spirit of Gainesville Awards —
The Spirit of Gainesville Awards on Wednesday honored nine outstanding people who best epitomize this city’s spirit of talent, compassion and generosity.
- Melissa Corbett: Spirit of Gainesville Nominee —
Melissa Corbett, a teacher of 22 years for the Spirit of Gainesville. She has been teaching in Gainesville for 7 years, the last 5 at Healthy Learning Academy for levels K-5. It is here she has been able to introduce to her students her gift of learning through music. Nominated by Elizabeth Serra.
- Beyond Creative Catchy Tunes —
COX BUSINESS GET STARTED GAINESVILLE COMPETITION WINNER - GrammarSongs
A fish out of water. That is how Melissa Corbett, a fifth grade teacher at Healthy Learning Academy Charter School, described her experience at the Cox Business Get Started Gainesville competition.
- 3 Day Startup University of Florida —
January 29 - 31, 2016. 3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing campus workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.
- Veterans Moving Help spreads holiday cheer and hope to Dignity Village in Gainesville —
It isn’t uncommon for people to bring donations for the homeless to Dignity Village. But Wednesday, a group distributed survival kits that were a little unusual, but that they hoped would be inspirational to the recipients.
- Businesses working to lower unemployment rate —
The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency has had to address skepticism from east Gainesville residents who feel disenfranchised Alachua County is ranked third to lowest in the state in unemployment, and the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development is helping that number stay low.
- Cautious optimism for GTEC housing, business project —
The Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency has had to address skepticism from east Gainesville residents who feel disenfranchised by years of false promises about sharing in the area's prosperity as the agency moves forward with plans for a housing development and business park in its Eastside district.
- Ideas are still flowing for GTEC —
The nearly 30 residents attending the GTEC workshop last Thursday offered ideas for names to capture the area's identity and the types of retail businesses needed.
- Artist Turbado exhibits his works —
Turbado Marabou will share his new and old works of art during “One Path, Many Crossroads,” a month-long exhibit at the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development.
- Governor makes Gainesville stop to laud job-creating entrepreneurs —
Gov. Rick Scott made a swing through Gainesville's Innovation Hub to present seven young business leaders with the Young Entrepreneur Award to highlight their work and encourage more of the same.
- Girls introduced to STEM in Porters —
Young girls in elementary to middle school embarked on a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program in the Porters community that was a collaboration between a nonprofit founded by Gigi Simmons, a lifelong resident of the neighborhood, and a host of others.
- UF Graduate who founded Student Maid is working towards a bigger purpose —
Kristen Hadeed is having a busy year. Now in its sixth year, the cleaning service that offers "cleaning with class" has offices in Gainesville and Pensacola, and during the late-summer apartment-turnover season employs about 500 people.
- Love-relationship startup catches eye of investors —
Isabell Springer of Driver's Ed for Love speaks about relationships to University of Florida student government leaders at UF earlier this month.
- Psigenics Corporation Launches Mind-Enabled Technology —
Psigenics Corporation today launched its new website featuring a training program and demonstration applications utilizing Mind Enabled Technology™.
- Gaming store an accepting space to play with old friends, make new ones —
Customers of all ages cluster around tables in the Gamesville Tabletop store to wage wars against each other, playing board games, trading card games or tabletop role-playing games.
- Self Narrate Project gets people to bare their souls to strangers —
Armed with 20 $1 bills and a white poster board, Brandon Telg and Jaron Jones walked onto Turlington Plaza at the University of Florida.
- It's a Clean Suite! Student Maid success story —
Kristen Hadeed, founder of Student Maid is not an average 20 something with lofty goals and entrepreneurial dreams.
- Incubator program helps woman grow business from sand —
Nikki Cundiff, owner of SlipFace Sandboards created her business with the help of Bradford County Incubator.
- SF College having success with classes in Hawthorne —
Heather Surrency and her grandmother were able to take an art class together recently without having to travel from their hometown of Hawthorne to a college campus in Gainesville. For that bonding and educational opportunity, they can thank Santa Fe College's new Community Education program, which since January has offered high-level evening courses at Hawthorne Middle/High School.
- Governor of Hawaii presents $1.6 Million to Innovative Zero-Waste Biofuel Program in Hilo
Gov. Neil Abercrombie today presented a $1.6 million check on behalf of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s (HDOA) Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC) to the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center’s (DKI-PBARC) zero-waste biofuel and high-protein feed program on Hawaii Island.
Gainesville technology company to launch 3D Printing class.
Gainesville residents and students can take baby steps into the world of 3-D printing with a new course a local technology company is launching on Thursday.
- EcoEagles visit the CIED
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University EcoEagles visit Santa Fe College's Center for Innovation and Economic Development to show off the electric/biodiesel hybrid car they've been designing for the EcoCar 2 competition. April 17, 2014.
See the photo album here.
- Community Colleges are the new Business Incubators.
Optym, formerly Innovative Scheduling, Expands Operations in Gainesville, Creating 100 New Jobs
April 24th, 2014 by Gainesville Chamber.
Let's launch the Florida Tech Toybox!
by Jim Lilkendey (CIED Resource, April 3, 2014).
3 Ways to Keep College Entrepreneurs' Dreams Alive, Even After Graduation
An article by Steve Vanderveen (Entrepreneur, Mar. 26, 2014).
Santa Fe College connects by supporting start-ups.
An article by James Williams (Lake Region Monitor Special, Feb. 18, 2014).
New GTEC Incubator, Florida Tech Toybox, Inc. Find out who they are and how to get involved.
An overview of The Tech Toybox. Further information is available at www.techtoybox.org
First tenant begins move to SF business incubator
Santa Fe College has its first tenant at the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), just a week into its five-year agreement to manage the business incubator.
A True Survivor
Sheila Rochelle rebuilds her life and business with help from Gainesville Housing Authority Program
by Aida Mallard, Special to the Guardian.
Forty Under 40 2013
Business in the Heart of Florida has identified 40 of the most interesting and successful people under the age of 40 in our community. A number of those listed have an affiliation with the CIED either as graduates of the incubator, CIED resources, or as community partners.
Mindtree Chairman Engages in Socratic Dialogue with SF College Students
"The world is flat today, requiring businesses to compete globally and agile on their feet, while maintaining integrity."
Nonprofit Advocacy Clinic — Nonprofit groups hear how to get officials' ears
by Anthony Clark; Business Editor, Gainesville Sun, Wednesday October 9, 2013
Dug Jones: Inspirational Leader, Educator and Mentor
by Katie Campbell; photography by Cindy Taylor; Home Magazine
Empowering Women In Tech Startups Fall Session Open for Applications
Info sessions 3pm—5pm; Aug. 20 and 27
Florida Innovation Hub at UF
Youth Combine Receives $30,000 Plum Creek Foundation Grant
Funds to Support Fitness Program Expansion for Gainesville Middle Schoolers.
Gainesville kids see what college is like.
By Jayne Johnson, Alligator Contributing Writer.
College For Kids
Santa Fe College offers a unique summer program to school children that introduces them to college via academic core and elective classes.
2 College Brothers
2 College Brothers, Inc. is a Florida-based moving company run entirely by college students and has locations in Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Orlando. This company is one of the most exciting companies currently incubating at the CIED.
The Ilene Silverman Show
Featuring the Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) and The Kindness Cookie Company, a startup business incubating at the CIED.
Ushering In a New Era - Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce 2013
An inspirational video about Gainesville's growth which highlights the many milestones and celebrates the momentum that will drive business growth for the coming years. Special thanks go to the following members of our production community who donated footage: Digital Fury - WGTN - Studio 601 - Pivotal Productions.
- Two local companies earn share of major Army contract
Altavian and Innovative Automation Technologies —or IA Tech—of Gainesville.
Gainesville, Florida is presenting a bright new face to the world with the launch of GainesvilleConnect.com, a unified web portal designed to entice and welcome new businesses, researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors.
- Housing authority teaching residents to paint their way to success.
by Anthony Clark, Business Editor (Gainesville Sun)
- Study portrays county nonprofits as economic force.
Executive Director for the Nonprofit Center of North Central Florida, Christopher Johnson, discusses the results of a study on the financial strengths and challenges of the local nonprofit sector released by the Nonprofit Center on Monday at SF College in Gainesville.
- 100 participants were anticipated for Startup Weekend.
by Anthony Clark
- Gainesville is home to growing student-based startups.
Shelby Webb, Alligator Writer | Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
- It Takes A Village. In a land where buzzwords like "incubator," "innovation" and "entrepreneur" are swirling, the "neighborly" Santa Fe CIED is central to keeping the American Dream Alive.
by: Chris Eversole, July 2012 Issue of the Gainesville Business Report.
Complete July 2012 issue.
The CIED: Cultivating Entrepreneurial Growth in North Central Florida
by: Carrie Hunsucker, Indiepreneur Librarian
- Science of Health Lecture Series: Cholesterol - The good, the bad, and the ugly.
- John Spence is one of SF College's most notable alumni.
- Alachua County Incubators: Company Creation, Collaboration, and Community Support.
- City Business Incubator at a Crossroads
- Take a Chance on Local Food
- Learn Construction Safety (Note: The correct address for the CIED is 530 W. University Ave., Gainesville, Florida 32601)
- Wanna Save The World launches Kickstarter Project
- @Work Profile: Dug Jones
- Nerds Night Out
- Business is Sweet for Students in Growing Entrepreneurs Program
- The CIED connects with and supports Buchholz DECA
- COACHING SUCCESS!!