Client Perks & Discounts

In addition to all of the resources and services offered within the walls of The Hub and here in the Client Portal, your membership offers dozens of additional benefits. Here are just some of the Client Perks & Discounts you’ll enjoy. Want to learn more about any of these? Select them on the list below for details.

UF Career Connections Center

The University of Florida Career Connections Center (CCC) can assist you with your recruiting and campus branding needs. Its comprehensive centralized career center works with all of UF’s 16 colleges, more than 52,000 students, and UF’s ever-growing alumni population to facilitate employment connections. CCC facilitates connections between its employer partners and the entire UF community. Consult with one of CCC’s talented staff members on the Employer Relations team to help you build a viable recruiting strategy. CCC will share with you various ways you can establish a presence on the UF campus, whether in person, or virtually, to aid in your college recruitment success.

Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR)

ICBR’s mission is to enable, strengthen and energize all aspects of molecular life science research at the University of Florida by teaching theory, techniques and applications of modern molecular research. ICBR provides a wide range of biotechnology services from laboratory training to testing services. For more information and a full list of services, please visit: http://www.biotech.ufl.edu/.

To take advantage of the UF rates at ICBR, please contact Hub staff.

UF Research Computing – HiPerGator (UF’s Supercomputer) & other “Big Data” Computing

Research Computing provides hardware and software services to the UF research community. Its efforts are focused on activities that depend on large-scale computing activities such as high-performance computing, high-throughput computing, and large data sets. For more information and a full list of services, please visit: https://www.rc.ufl.edu/.

GatorPerks

The UF GatorPerks discount program provides exclusive discounts for UF faculty and staff… and many perks also apply to Hub clients! Save at various businesses and retailers. Most vendors want to see your UF Gator 1 card, others may want you to print out a coupon or enter a discount code on their website. Learn what discounts are available on the UFHR website.

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services provides startups with low cost, easy to use infrastructure needed to scale and grow any size business. Some of the world’s hottest startups, including Pinterest and Dropbox, have leveraged the power of AWS to easily get started and quickly scale. The AWS Activate is a program designed to provide startups with the resources needed to get started on AWS, and it includes a $10,000 credit you can use in your first two years with the service.

To sign up go to: https://aws.amazon.com/activate/portfolio-signup/

Please see your Client Binder or contact Hub staff for the organization ID.

Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online video library with thousands of courses, taught by recognized experts who are passionate, effective teachers. Learn new skills, find answers, and explore hobbies in design, video, audio, business, development, photography, and more. As a client of the Hub, you simply log in to the Lynda.com link at http://elearning.ufl.edu with your Gatorlink credentials.

RTS - Regional Transit Service

Your Gator 1 ID card makes campus life easier by granting fare-free access to RTS bus service.  All active Gator1 cardholders may ride any RTS bus anywhere in Gainesville including campus, fare-free, by simply presenting their valid Gator 1 ID card to the driver. For more information on routes, check out http://go-rts.com/.

Become a Resident Client

Included in Your Resident Space License:

  • Ultra high-speed internet access
  • Category 6 cabling to each office
  • Multiple conference rooms of various sizes
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Laboratories, light manufacturing space, bulk & individual office space
  • Flexible space licenses
  • Emergency generator
  • High-capacity HVAC (single-pass air in labs)
  • 3 autoclave rooms
  • Distilled water, ice machine, flammable storage, chemical fume hoods
  • Partnership with the Sid Martin Biotechnology Institute with over $2mm of shared scientific equipment
  • Janitorial services (limited)
  • Staffed visitor reception desk
  • Private locking mailbox & package acceptance
  • 24-hour security and electronic access
  • UF rates for supercomputer usage, ICBR facility, animal care
  • On-site technical assistance and advising
  • Gas, water, electric, sewer (utilities)
  • Local phone service (optional)
  • Break rooms and kitchens
  • Some offices to be furnished (slight additional cost)
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle racks & showers
  • Central – downtown location
  • Gator1 with GatorPerks benefits
  • Discounted services from various vendors
  • Educational & networking event
  • Private offices
  • Coffee bar (free coffee!)

Other optional services available at additional cost:

  • Shared fax available
  • Shared copier available
  • Clerical services available
  • IT assistance available
  • Human Resources assistance
  • Marketing and market research assistance
  • Financial & accounting assistance
  • Business plan composition assistance
  • Availability of interns (summer semester)

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