Here at the Collaboratory, we have different types of programming to fit your needs. Are you looking for a co-working space with guided coaching? Are you looking to flush out your business idea? Do you just want to dip your toes in and come for a few hours to find out more about potential opportunities or learn more about a particular topic? The Collaboratory offers a variety of options ranging from structured programming to informal networking, workshop and speaker sessions. Our programming will continue to evolve, so check in to see what’s happening.
Gender – Inclusive. While the Collaboratory has a focus on women, we also offer programming that is non-gender specific. In the future, we hope to have programming focused on the male experiences navigating this evolving landscape as well.
The Collaboratory will offer special topic workshops designed to address the needs and demands of the community of women entrepreneurs and innovators. Special topic speakers, subject matter experts, successful entrepreneurs and investors will contribute to the growth and development of women innovators on our campus, in our community and nationally.
Designed for women who have a company or are working on launching a startup, the Collaboratory Membership program provides mentoring, coaching, strategic business guidance, resources and general support. Assistance with developing business plans, investor pitches, targeting customers, market research setting up your business, marketing, networking and much more.
Criteria: Women and female-identifying individuals who currently have an active company with growth potential or are working on launching a company. Apply Here to Become a Collaboratory Member.
Ewits is a 10-week, hands-on experiential learning program where participants work as part of a team and gain valuable insights in researching and understanding a real technology, writing a real business plan, and going through a simulated exercise of creating a company. Participants are women with a bachelor’s degree or higher, the majority of whom work or study in STEM fields. To date, six Ewits cohorts and 275 women have gone through the program, creating a strong foundation and demand for additional next-step training, resources and networking opportunities.
Thanks to our EWITS Fall 2018 sponsor Info Tech!
StartUp Roadmap is for both women and men who want hands on experience in launching a growth oriented, scalable venture. The course is based on the internationally recognized Wendy Kennedy Curriculum, and is augmented with mentoring and networking for maximum impact. StartUp Roadmap is also designed to provide critical, next-stage training for Ewits graduates. Learn more here. Apply at StartUp Roadmap.
A full-day SBIR workshop will teach participants how to garner proof-of-concept funding to enable them to further develop their technologies into marketable products. An SBIR expert will conduct the training, enabling more SBIR applications and grantees. The SBIR program is an important federally funded grant program that supports the commercialization of small business research. Each year, twelve federal agencies allocate a percentage of their spending to SBIR grants, designed to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship by women innovators and others, and in general, to increase commercialization of federal research funding by the private sector. Register for the upcoming SBIR/STTR workshop Feb. 20.
Join panelists Marko Suvajdzic — Digital Worlds, Will Vash — UF College of Education, and Matt Brink — SharpSpring as they share their experiences navigating fatherhood and the changing dynamics
Join panelists Marko Suvajdzic — Digital Worlds, Will Vash — UF College of Education, and Matt Brink — SharpSpring as they share their experiences navigating fatherhood and the changing dynamics of gender roles in parenting, such as paternity leave and what it’s like being the minority in a mommy and me group.
We are looking forward to having a great conversation with audience input! Fathers, future fathers, partners – everyone welcome! Please join us!
Free and open to all! Includes post-panel networking and refreshments.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
UF Innovate | The Hub
747 Southwest 2nd Avenue
The Collaboratory for Women Innovators will be hosting a special networking event in partnership with the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention and Guts and Glory Storytelling. Come
The Collaboratory for Women Innovators will be hosting a special networking event in partnership with the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention and Guts and Glory Storytelling. Come be inspired, connect with past participants, mentors, speakers and panelists and meet new people! Open to men and women!
Storytelling session from Ewits alumni hosted by Guts & Glory GNV!
(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
904 South Main Street