Create, Start Up, Grow

Creating and launching a business at Innovation Square and in Gainesville is possible -

Innovation Square is an ecosystem of super business incubation. Through enabling companies to devote their initial resources to idea development and market acceptance by providing training, support and collaboration, new ventures are given the opportunity to achieve sustainable growth. Gainesville is identified nationally as having more business incubators per capita than other larger cities.

Innovation Square is the right environment to launch a start‐up, learn entrepreneurial skills, connect with capital and research, develop new technologies and products faster to market, and have space to grow in the future.

Florida Innovation Hub
Located in Innovation Square just two blocks from UF’s campus, The Hub accepts applications to become part of the incubation ecosystem for start‐up companies. Offering all inclusive leases, UF Tech Connect and connection with capital firms, service providers and UF’s Office of Technology Licensing the Florida Innovation Hub is a first step for all entrepreneurs and businesses.

Santa Fe Center for Innovation & Economic Development
Located in Innovation Square just blocks from UF and downtown, The Santa Fe CIED provides specialized training for entrepreneurs and incubation services for new ventures. Offering specialized training for corporations, an Entrepreneurship Academy for students and Enhanced Continuing Education for new skills, Santa Fe CIED is a front door for innovation and advancement.

Gainesville Technology Enterprise Center
GTEC is Gainesville’s community program providing early stage technology startup companies with tools, training, and infrastructure to help them grow and develop into financially viable technology enterprises. Located nearby adjacent to downtown Gainesville, GTEC is another pathway for business success.

UF Sid Martin Biotech
University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator in Alachua houses the most experienced and fully equipped bioscience incubation program in the U.S. Offering flexible terms for space and introduction to talent, capital, and collaborative opportunities, the University of Florida has a proven track record in creating new ventures and commercializing discoveries to bring to market.