UF Innovate | Ventures Launches Entrepreneurs in Residence Program to Aid Startups (UF Innovate News)

UF Innovate | Ventures Launches Entrepreneurs in Residence Program to Aid Startups

If you are a talented, seasoned entrepreneur failing at retirement, the University of Florida wants you for a new Entrepreneurs in Residence program.

“The state of Florida has lots of seasoned entrepreneurial talent,” said Jim O’Connell, assistant vice president for commercialization at UF and director of UF Innovate | Tech Licensing. “They come here to retire but don’t find retirement as satisfying as they thought. They get tired of playing golf, boating, fishing, and they’re ready to do more.

“How can we tap into that talent?”

Tapping into that talent is exactly what the new Entrepreneurs in Residence program wants to do. What is being dubbed the EIR program will be under the leadership of UF Innovate | Ventures, the newest organization under the UF Innovate commercialization umbrella, which includes Tech Licensing and two business incubators, The Hub and Sid Martin Biotech.

“This is an exciting next step in extending the impact of UF Innovate across the state,” said Dr. David Norton, vice president of UF’s Office of Research.

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