Lunch & Learn with Mark Long: Graduation Day

march 2019

20mar11:30 am1:00 pmLunch & Learn with Mark Long: Graduation DayLearn what you should do and when to do it to prepare for graduating from The Hub.

Event Details

Business incubators are “temporary” housing. The average stay for a nonbiotech company is 3.25 years; for a biotech, it’s 4.5 years. The whole goal of your stay is to build, grow and graduate — and then go thrive in the local

This involves an understanding of basic real estate principles and an estimation of the time involved with moving out of the incubator into commercial space — and terms such as “triple-net,” modified gross, gross leases, CAM charges, amenity evaluation, build-out allowances, space customization, and more!

When do you need to be ready for graduation? BEFORE YOU NEED TO BE READY! At this lunch and learn, UF Innovate’s Director of Incubation Services Mark Long covers what you should do and when to do it to prepare for graduation.

He’ll cover:

  • types of commercial leases
  • how to find appropriate space
  • using a Realtor
  • what you should expect to pay
  • how life outside the incubator is different
  • what you can ask for and what “they” will do for you
  • how you should plan — and when!

Residents sign up on The Hub’s Slack channel.


(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm EST


UF Innovate | The Hub

747 Southwest 2nd Avenue


UF Innovate | The HubUF Innovate | The Hub is a business incubator with a mission to build, drive and support the spirit of innovation. We are the “hub” of the North Central Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem with a global outreach. We offer state-of-the-art wet laboratory, light manufacturing and office space, along with advising, mentoring, education and programs and amenities to help you succeed. We have resident and affiliate programs available to assist every startup and small business. 747 SW 2nd Ave., Gainesville, FL