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4th Annual GAIN ShootOut at Harn Museum of Art

October 6, 2014 from 12:30pm to 9pm
***Buy your ticket now***GAIN is sponsoring our 4th Annual Business Pitch Competition. GAIN's mission is to inspire, connect, educate and showcase companies who aim to change the world.Don't miss this opportunity to:Present your company's business plan to a panel of investors - RAISE CAPITAL NOWNetwork with Investors Mingle with the Entrepreneurial CommunityEducate YourselfShowcase your CompanyWin Prizes $7,000 in cash and prizes for the winner of the four highest scoring companies that will compete in the final ShootOut. Prizes include $2,000.00 in attorney fees donated by Sven Hanson, $750.00 in accounting fees donated by James Moore, and the right to be the TopGun company for 2014Selected applicants will have 50 minutes to present and discuss their business plans, markets, and product development needs one-on-one. Judges will evaluate the quality of the presentations. Educational…See More
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""It can't happen here." Columbine, Ferguson, Sandy Hook and the NATIONAL Hoard Media. Does your community have a crisis communications plan?"
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"I have my first client! Development, fund raising and grant writing is just one aspect of services a well round public relations pro can do."
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Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Graduates
"TAMPA: Conscious Capitalism Florida along with the University of Tampa’s Entrepreneurs Sustainability Board, Florida Next, the US Green Chamber, the Florida Bar Association, and B Lab the nonprofit behind the…"
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Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Mentors
"TAMPA: Conscious Capitalism Florida along with the University of Tampa’s Entrepreneurs Sustainability Board, Florida Next, the US Green Chamber, the Florida Bar Association, and B Lab the nonprofit behind the…"
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Lee May posted an event

GAIN UnPlugged with Sue Washer, President and CEO of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation!! at CYM coffee shop in private room

September 25, 2014 from 3pm to 4pm
8 lucky GAIN Stakeholders have an opportunity to meet with Sue Washer! First eight to contact Lee May at LeeMay@gainnet.org are in!!!Sue Washer, President and CEO of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), is an experienced entrepreneur with a strong scientific and operational background.  She has a degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Florida where she was one of the first graduates from the Warrington College of Business Entrepreneurship program.  Sue has 10 years of pharmaceutical management and research experience from Abbott Labs and Eli Lilly.  At Abbott’s Diagnostic Division Ms. Washer was a group leader in technical product development bringing new products and technologies from the lab bench into the market place.   Ms. Washer also has 16 years of senior management experience with entrepreneurial firms in Florida including three start-ups.  At AGTC Ms. Washer has successfully secured investments of over $91M from…See More
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4th Annual GAIN ShootOut at Harn Museum of Art

October 6, 2014 from 12:30pm to 9pm
***Buy your ticket now***GAIN is sponsoring our 4th Annual Business Pitch Competition. GAIN's mission is to inspire, connect, educate and showcase companies who aim to change the world.Don't miss this opportunity to:Present your company's business plan to a panel of investors - RAISE CAPITAL NOWNetwork with Investors Mingle with the Entrepreneurial CommunityEducate YourselfShowcase your CompanyWin Prizes $7,000 in cash and prizes for the winner of the four highest scoring companies that will compete in the final ShootOut. Prizes include $2,000.00 in attorney fees donated by Sven Hanson, $750.00 in accounting fees donated by James Moore, and the right to be the TopGun company for 2014Selected applicants will have 50 minutes to present and discuss their business plans, markets, and product development needs one-on-one. Judges will evaluate the quality of the presentations. Educational…See More
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Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Graduates
"TALLAHASSEE: Big Bend Minority Chamber presents "SEVEN SINS of TAX LAW: Important Tax Advice for the Serious Business Owner and Entrepreneur."  This workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 24, at the Leon…"
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Dug Jones shared GAIN's event on Facebook
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Dug Jones shared GAIN's event on Facebook
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Dug Jones is attending GAIN's event
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What Entrepreneurs and Angels Do Before they Dance at SF CIED

September 18, 2014 from 8:30am to 10am
John Mullins, Best-Selling Author and Associate Professor, London Business School.The Customer-Funded Business: Start, Finance, or Grow Your Company With Your Customers' CashJohn will bring to life five distinct customer-funded models that today's entrepreneurs can, and often should, put to work to fund their start-ups or finance and grow their companies.See More
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Sven W. Hanson is attending GAIN's event
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4th Annual GAIN ShootOut at Harn Museum of Art

October 6, 2014 from 12:30pm to 9pm
***Buy your ticket now***GAIN is sponsoring our 4th Annual Business Pitch Competition. GAIN's mission is to inspire, connect, educate and showcase companies who aim to change the world.Don't miss this opportunity to:Present your company's business plan to a panel of investors - RAISE CAPITAL NOWNetwork with Investors Mingle with the Entrepreneurial CommunityEducate YourselfShowcase your CompanyWin Prizes $7,000 in cash and prizes for the winner of the four highest scoring companies that will compete in the final ShootOut. Prizes include $2,000.00 in attorney fees donated by Sven Hanson, $750.00 in accounting fees donated by James Moore, and the right to be the TopGun company for 2014Selected applicants will have 50 minutes to present and discuss their business plans, markets, and product development needs one-on-one. Judges will evaluate the quality of the presentations. Educational…See More
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Eva Del Rio posted a blog post

A Lesson From FedEx About Independent Contractors

HR Column by Eva Del Rio...You would never know they were independent contractors...See More
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Valerie Riley commented on GAIN's event GAIN Monthly Luncheon with Bryan Edelstein of Eventplicity
"Sounds like a great speaker. Looking forward to it!"
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Profile IconValerie Riley, Dug Jones and Jose Luna are attending GAIN's event
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GAIN Monthly Luncheon with Bryan Edelstein of Eventplicity at University of Florida Hilton Hotel and Conference Center

September 24, 2014 from 11:30am to 1pm
Featured monthly Sponsor: CIED (Center for Innovation and Economic Development)Whether you need specialized training to reach your career goals, represent a business needing cutting-edge training for your employees, or are an entrepreneur seeking business support, SF's Center for Innovation and Economic Development (CIED) is here to meet your needs.Company Description:Eventplicity is a digital concierge company that streamlines event booking. The company’s software integrates with venue websites to facilitate real-time pricing, availability and packaging, empowering anyone to easily plan a custom private event.Bio:Bryan Edelstein (President & CEO) is a seasoned entrepreneur in the hospitality, marketing, and digital fields – specialization in launching, growing, and selling companies. Back in high school, (prior to starting his own businesses), Bryan worked as a waiter and assistant manager – gaining several years of restaurant experience. In college, he booked and coordinated…See More
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Valerie Riley and John Spence are now friends
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Lakshmi Balasubramanian and Mary Ohlfs are now friends
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Know your audience, know success - 5 MUST tips!

Know your audience, know success - 5 MUST tipsSeptember 1, 2014There is an old truism in business just as there is in politics – if you don’t know your audience you know next to zero. I was talking to an investor about this the other day and he said…Continue

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7 Steps To Making A Great Entrepreneur Impression

7 Steps To Making A Great Entrepreneur ImpressionBy Martin Zwilling / May 4th, 201417121 3Barack Obama meets Mark Zuckerberg, photo via…Continue

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GAIN is seeking a part-time administrative assistant

GAIN is currently seeking a part-time administrative assistant. Applicants must have the following:1) Exceptional organizational skills,2) knowledge working with excel and Google docs,3) accounting skills,4) flexible hours5) Great attitude and…Continue

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Senior Web Designer - Parisleaf

We build beautiful art every day. We love building great art on the web. That’s why we’re looking into…Continue

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Blog Posts

A Lesson From FedEx About Independent Contractors

Posted by Eva Del Rio on September 12, 2014 at 11:37am 0 Comments

HR Column by Eva Del Rio...You would never know they were independent contractors...

L2 Learn Lead Leadership Event coming to Gainesville!

Posted by James Kies on September 11, 2014 at 10:15am 0 Comments

Please join me in supporting local leadership events like this.  $99.00 for a full day leadership event to include lunch.  http://www.L2Gainesville.com.  

John C. Maxwell


Maxwell has mastered the art of asking questions and will share why they are so important for successful leaders, what questions we should be asking ourselves and what questions we should be asking our…

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Gainesville Innovation Crash Course

Posted by GAIN on September 10, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

On September 5th, GAIN hosted the Innovation Florida-Crash Course in Gainesville. This course brings local industry experts and former participants of the Startup Quest program together to foster local innovation. …

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University of Florida Entrepreneurship Club

Posted by GAIN on September 9, 2014 at 9:42am 0 Comments

GAIN is proud to support the Entrepreneurship Club (or eClub) at the University of Florida! Below you can see their full line up of speakers for the fall semester and some pictures of their kick-off meeting for the Fall Semester last week. 

Meetings are open to anyone and happen on Mondays at 6:15 PM. …

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