StartGNV Announces Innovation Ecosystem Award Winners (StartGNV)

StartGNV Announces Innovation Ecosystem Award Winners

At StartGNV’s first in-person CelebrateGNV since 2019, UF startup Agriculture Intelligence received the $5,000 Rising Star Startup Award. The company, led by CEO Matt Donovan, is a precision agriculture-science company combining automation, remote sensing and artificial intelligence to provide cloud-based, precision data for specialty crops. Agriculture Intelligence is a resident client at UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub.

In late January, StartGNV, a local nonprofit with a mission to grow the innovation ecosystem of Greater Gainesvilled, hosted its annual event celebrating innovation, at the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention. For the first time, it added Innovation Ecosystem Awards into the mix.

Thanks to a partnership with Cox Business, this year’s event featured 6 awards. UF Innovate | Accelerate Director Karl LaPan was a finalist for Professional Mentor of the Year; The Hub Assistant Director Jennifer Harrell was a finalist for Ecosystem Hidden Gem.

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