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IA Ambassadors

IA Ambassadors are student leaders selected after a rigorous recruitment and interviewing process and serve as IA’s liaison between the office and current as well as prospective students. Ambassadors help host events, aid with marketing  and recruitment efforts and support the IA leadership team. For more information about the IA Ambassador program visit the Ambassador Program page.


IALead is a very active student organization initiated by the Inaugural cohort of IA students at the University of Florida. IALead’s focus is on connecting incoming students with current students in a mentoring and supporting role. IA Lead hosts programs, and networking events for incoming students and connects them with other members of the program to ease a smooth and successful campus orientation and transition.

Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ambassadors

CEI ambassadors is a think tank and conduit through which student entrepreneurs can access like-minded individuals in order to develop and execute any and all entrepreneurial endeavors.

Collegiate DECA

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Both the UF chapter and the national organization have websites you can visit for more information.

Entrepreneurship Club

The Entrepreneurship Club is one of the best places for UF students to learn about entrepreneurship and creativity. With the best and biggest network in all of Gainesville, they know the people you want to know. Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone and have a blast at eClub.

Gator Innovators

Gator Innovators was created with the idea that students can collaborate to foster the startup, innovation and entrepreneurship communities here in Gainesville. They have many facets to help students out by saving them money, providing them the resources to create and start a business, connecting students to internships, hosting startup competitions and many more exciting programs. They believe that students here at the University of Florida should collaborate among each and other and among our peers at other Universities around the nation. They are actively working with numerous student organizations at the UF to bring in influential guest speakers, have startup and business plan competitions, connect students to student organizations for help on business projects, and connecting students with their peers from other major Universities for collaborative work efforts. They sponsor events such as TEDxUF and continue to generate new and exciting ways for students to get exposure to a vast array of forward thinking, idea generating platforms.

Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides students the tools and experiences necessary to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations in the start-up, social, and corporate venture arenas.

Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED), Santa Fe College

The Center for Innovation and Economic Development fosters innovation and economic development by adding value and providing enrichment to individuals and organizations within the community.

Center for Media Innovation and Research

The Center for Media Innovation and Research works to research and develop new ways of disseminating strategic communication. Its digital labs provide an outlet for students and faculty, serving as a nucleus for innovation and collaboration.

Engineering Innovation Institute

The Engineering Innovation Institute fosters a culture of innovation among faculty, students and staff, serving as a nexus of engineering innovation education and experiential programs extending across a wide spectrum.

Florida Innovation Hub at UF

The Engineering Innovation Institute fosters a culture of innovation among faculty, students and staff, serving as a nexus of engineering innovation education and experiential programs extending across a wide spectrum.

Innovation Square at UF

The ability to bring the next great discovery to the world becomes exponentially greater when you are in a collaborative environment designed to foster creativity, ideas, and success. Innovation Square has all the dynamics in place to empower forward-thinking companies to take breakthrough ideas from mind to market.

Office of Technology Licensing

The Office of Technology Licensing works with UF inventors with potentially patentable or copyrightable technologies and facilitates the transfer of technologies created at UF to the commercial sector for public benefit.

Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator

The University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator is a highly decorated in providing leading edge facilities and services to young bio-tech, tech and other companies, many with connections to UF. It was also just recently named the worldwide leader in when it was named the 2013 Incubator of the Year by the National Business Incubation Association.