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Letter from the Board Chair North Central Florida, we need to talk. Inspired minds are growing in our backyard, and we can’t afford to lose them. With 10+ incubators in Alachua and Bradford counties and University of Florida’s INSPIREation Hall – the nation’s first entrepreneurship-based academic residential community – our entrepreneur ecosystem grows larger each…

When Rick Carlson was building SharpSpring in 2011, he connected with the local startup community – an innovative group of entrepreneurs changing Gainesville’s startup landscape. Three years later, the 25-person marketing automation company was acquired by email delivery service provider SMTP in a $5 million cash sale and $10 million earn-out based on reaching $5…

David Massias, CEO and cofounder of Shadow Health, kicked off the 2014 Company Lifestyle series with a presentation and roundtable discussion on building and maintaining effective organizational culture. What began as a startup in the Florida Innovation Hub, educational software developer Shadow Health now serves more than 400 nursing programs in North America. The company,…

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In August 2014, Tina Jones made some unexpected friends. Tina, a 28-year-old diabetic woman, was joined by eight-year-old Danny Rivera suffering from persistent cough, 78-year-old Esther Park complaining of abdominal pain, and Brian Foster, a 58-year-old man recovering from routine surgery. What does Tina have in common with Danny, Esther and…

After 11 years working with MRI machines, electrical engineer Rob Ladkani now uses his skills to advance the development of unmanned aircraft. Companies like Gainesville-based drone manufacturer Altavian provide unemployed and underemployed professionals with new career opportunities through CareerSource North Central Florida’s Healthcare Biomanufacturing Occupational & Technology Training (HBOTT). In 2011, three University of Florida…

John Curtis Jr., an Army veteran and graduate of the University of North Florida, has made considerable changes in the last five years. With a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Project Management, Curtis came to CareerSource North Central Florida (formerly FloridaWorks) in need of career focus and guidance. After a series of project…

NeuroNet Learning isn’t the average family business. Managing Director Jonathan Rowe was a graduate student at the University of Florida (UF) when he started the company with the help of his mother, Nancy, and brother, Gordon. Dedicated to learning enrichment, NeuroNet develops “learning through movement” programs based on neuroscience research. Rowe’s mother Nancy, a speech…