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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Florida Innovation Hub opens this fall

The Florida Innovation Hub at UF recently gave the world a sneak peek during its topping off ceremony (when construction companies typically celebrate completion of the top of a structure).   The Innovation Hub is a 50,000 sq.ft. “super incubator” and the first component of Innovation Square – a 40 acre public-private development project in Gainesville that brings together science and technology, business opportunities, and retail and residential space in one 24/7 live-work-play … Continue reading

Does success always starts with failure?

Success may not always start with failure, but the wise man expects a cameo appearance at some point in the movie.  Choppy seas are inevitable in any venture involving risks – and entrepreneurship certainly qualifies – so any good entrepreneur-investor partnership relies on a shared understanding of how to best navigate them. We’ve previously written that the trauma of failure is a great teacher, that innovation can emerge in unexpected … Continue reading

Southeast advantage in 25 high growth industries

Wells Fargo has released a study entitled “Employment Dynamics and State Competitiveness” which predicts 25 industries will drive employment growth in the next few years, and ranks states according to their likely ability to capitalize on those trends.  As with previous related studies – see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here – our region performs very well: The team of economists in their Securities Economics Group credit (among other things) the availability of skilled workers in our … Continue reading

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