Celebration of Innovation

  • Do you want to learn about the new technologies (including life sciences & medical devices as well as cutting edge technology) being developed here in Gainesville?
  • Do you want to hear the story of one inventions journey from the lab to the market place?
  • Do you want to learn what a professional pitch to an audience of real venture capitalist and investors looks like?
  • Do you want to see a real life Shark Tank here in Gainesville?

If you answered YES to these questions you need to enter the Innovation Academy’s Celebration of Innovation short essay competition!

Application Requirements:

  1. UF IA student in good standing
  2. Must be able to attend the entire showcase from 12:00pm-5:00pm on Tuesday April 4, 2017
  3. Complete the 300-500 word essay in the application below.

Competition Schedule:

  • Feb 13, 2017-Application Open
  • March 17, 2017-Application Closed
  • March 21, 2017- (5) Winner’s notified
  • April 4, 2017-Attend Celebration of Innovation (accompanied with Dr. Citty) 

WHEN: April 4, 2017

WHERE: Hilton University of Florida Hotel and Conference Center

WHAT: Start-up Showcase – 12:00pm-5:00pm

Application Now Closed