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UF Innovate | Accelerate is the place-making, entrepreneurial support organization within UF Innovate dedicated to working with entrepreneurs, innovators, and business builders. Through two award-winning, globally recognized facilities, Accelerate delivers industry-leading entrepreneurial programs and services designed (1) to accelerate the growth and development of its client companies and (2) to increase the likelihood of success of the business ventures it serves.

By offering a structured business entrepreneurship support program and surrounding our entrepreneurial ventures with important business-building capabilities, our clients can grow faster and stronger than they would on their own by accessing proven business-building services that accelerate venture growth, investment and success.

These high-quality services include, but are not limited to:

·        access to mentors and trusted advisors;

·        introductions to knowledgeable small business service providers and resource partners;

·        capital access support (including introductions and pitch deck preparation);

·        curated business development support services, and

·        access to shared services (IT, business center, shared scientific equipment, and facility common areas).

Unique to our mission, Accelerate not only works with UF-affiliated ventures but with ventures spawned from the communities we serve. Selection is highly competitive and is done through a formal application process and payment of a non-refundable application fee.

Accelerate at The Hub

We’re located in the middle of the Gainesville Innovation District, midway between the UF campus and the Gainesville downtown.

Accelerate at Sid Martin Biotech

We’re nestled in the heart of a 204-acre research park in North Central Florida, the best of UF and Alachua without the traffic.

Client Resources

Resident clients have 24-7 access to the building, scientific equipment, UF’s HiPerGator supercomputer and libraries, and much more! 


Interested in joining us? Learn more about what we offer. Then tell us about your company. We’d love to learn more.

Contact Info

Address & Directions to UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub

UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub
747 SW Second Avenue, IMB #47,
Gainesville, Florida 32601


Address & Directions to UF Innovate | Accelerate at Sid Martin Biotech

UF Innovate | Accelerate at Sid Martin Biotech
12085 Research Drive, Box SMBI-300
Alachua, Florida 32615