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Whether you need specialized training to reach your career goals, represent a business needing cutting-edge training for your employees, or are an entrepreneur seeking business support, SF's Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) is here to meet your needs.

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The Mission of the CIED

"To foster innovation and economic development by adding value and providing enrichment to individuals and organizations within our business community."

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CIED News...

One Million Cups —
Now you can sip coffe 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.

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