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.

Funding & Resources List

Many organizations locally, statewide and nationally offer resources and funding to help innovators turn ideas into products. Explore funding opportunities and resources such as facilities, market-research databases and professional development groups.

Angel Capital Association The trade association of leading angel investment groups in North America.
AUTM Provides professional development and networking opportunities for technology transfer professionals.
BioFlorida Is the voice of Florida’s life sciences industry, representing nearly 6,000 establishments and research organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical technology, health IT and bioagricultural sectors.
CareerSource North Central Florida Connects employers and job seekers.
Council for Economic Outreach Alachua County’s designated economic-development entity that assists existing businesses through expansion, helps grow new companies in the Gainesville community, and attract new opportunities to Alachua County.
Emergent Growth Fund, Gainesville Member-managed angel funds that focus on early stage companies that are developing leading-edge products, or proprietary technologies that possess the potential for rapid growth in significant markets.
Enterprise Florida Serves as Florida’s primary organization devoted to statewide economic development.
Florida Angel Nexus The Florida Angel Nexus (“FAN”) powers angel investment groups statewide.
Florida Research Consortium A strategic partnership of education, business and government formed to advocate knowledge-based economic development in Florida.
Florida Technology Seed Capital Fund of the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Provides between $50,000 to $300,000 in first-round funding to qualified Institute companies. Funding may be provided as either debt or equity.
Florida Venture Capital Program In connection with the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the State Small Business Credit Initiative, the Florida Opportunity Fund’s Florida Venture Capital Program provides funding of $1M to $3M to emerging Florida companies with perceived long-term growth potential.
Florida Venture Forum A nonprofit organization that assists entrepreneurial ventures
Florida’s Bottom Line CFO Jeff Atwater’s quarterly economic magazine focused on providing the latest news and insight into Florida’s economic and financial health.
Gainesville Connect The enticement and welcome portal for Alachua County, Florida.
Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center (GTEC) Incubator in southeast Gainesville owned and managed by Santa Fe College. It provides early-stage technology startups with tools, training and infrastructure.
Go Beyond Early Stage Investing A group of private accredited investors dedicated to providing early-stage capital, mentoring and insights to entrepreneurs.
Harbert Growth Partners Provides growth capital to promising emerging growth stage companies in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States.
HealthQuest Capital Invests in proprietary healthcare innovation. Target sectors include medical devices, diagnostics, consumer/OTC health, patient care products, mHealth and Health IT that directly impacts patient treatment or care. Especially interested in innovations that provide benefits that can be quantified in terms of both improvements in patient care and outcomes, as well as healthcare economics.
International Business Incubation Association (InBIA) A global non-profit organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship.
Licensing Executives Society (LES) A society for intellectual property, technology, and business development professionals.
MPM Capital Seeks out innovative, scientific breakthroughs addressing unmet medical needs, particularly in oncology. The MPM team is exceptionally skilled at working with world-class scientists to create companies with the potential to change the face of medicine. Excels in translating the breakthroughs into clinical results.
National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) The venture capital industry’s source for advocacy, networking, professional development and information.
New World Angels New World Angels (NWA) is a group of private investors dedicated to providing equity capital to early-stage entrepreneurial companies in Florida.
Southeast BIO (SEBIO) Fosters the growth of the life-sciences industry in the Southeast
startupGNV Formerly GAINnet, startupGNV offers much to local entrepreneurs: connections, exposure, capital, experience, traction and knowledge.
Synogen A private-equity medical technology development company. Synogen’s consulting group provides services to tech, medtech, greentech and biotech companies. Synogen has co-founded a number of companies in the biotech, healthcare IT and tech space, investing in and partnering with companies from inception or seed-stage, through full commercial launch.
Tamiami Angels A family of angel funds organized to invest in early-stage, high-potential, accelerated-growth companies.
The Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology’s Biotility™ The Center of Excellence for Regenerative Health Biotechnology (CERHB) stimulates promising research and facilitate commercialization of technologies that will provide treatments and cures for human diseases, as well as create new companies and high-wage jobs for Florida. Biotility at UF provides high-quality education and training to facilitate the professional growth of emerging workforce talent and incumbent employees in the bioscience industry.

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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