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Parisleaf Housewarming Party at Parisleaf

October 30, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm
In 2010, we were just your small town print shop. We specialized in brochures and business cards while saving the world one tree at a time.Things are a little different these days.We’ve grown into a team of specialists — designers, developers, storytellers and masterminds — who manage a multifaceted, global creative studio from downtown Gainesville. Of course, we still plant some trees.We’ve grown our space, our team, and incredible friendships around the world. It’s Gainesville though, that we call home. This is a community that we’re proud to be a part of. We couldn’t have done it without you.As thanks, we’re inviting you to take a moment with us to celebrate at our new headquarters in the Innovation District on Thursday, October 23rd.It’s a little housewarming party, a good reason to bring our friends and neighbors together for some laughs, drinks and really good food. You can register to attend and learn more at parisleaf.com/grows.See More
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Garrick Crocker and Jim Lilkendey are now friends
13 hours ago
Rick Beery is attending Lee May's event

Startup Weekend!!!! at Starter Space

November 14, 2014 at 6:30pm to November 16, 2014 at 7pm
 This year’s Startup Weekend Gainesville is happening the weekend of November 14th. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour opportunity to immerse yourself in pursuit of that idea you’ve been tossing around or an ability to join with other local entrepreneurs in prototyping a new venture over the course of the weekend. Experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, and coaches will help guide you through the process of prototyping and validating your business model and GAIN’s very own Executive Director Lee May will be one of the judges. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the game day traffic to conduct mass market research and stand out in the www.globalstartupbattle.co/ competition for additional prizes and exposure on top of the $10,000+ of in-kind prizes from Lowndes Drosdick and Starter Space. Tickets and more information are available at bit.ly/swg2014. The promo code GAIN will save you $30 off…See More
13 hours ago
Lee May posted an event

Startup Weekend!!!! at Starter Space

November 14, 2014 at 6:30pm to November 16, 2014 at 7pm
 This year’s Startup Weekend Gainesville is happening the weekend of November 14th. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour opportunity to immerse yourself in pursuit of that idea you’ve been tossing around or an ability to join with other local entrepreneurs in prototyping a new venture over the course of the weekend. Experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, and coaches will help guide you through the process of prototyping and validating your business model and GAIN’s very own Executive Director Lee May will be one of the judges. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the game day traffic to conduct mass market research and stand out in the www.globalstartupbattle.co/ competition for additional prizes and exposure on top of the $10,000+ of in-kind prizes from Lowndes Drosdick and Starter Space. Tickets and more information are available at bit.ly/swg2014. The promo code GAIN will save you $30 off…See More
13 hours ago
Lee May posted a blog post

$30.00 discount for GAIN members at Startup Weekend November 14th!!!

 This year’s Startup Weekend Gainesville is happening the weekend of November 14th. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour opportunity to immerse yourself in pursuit of that idea you’ve been tossing around or an ability to join with other local entrepreneurs in prototyping a new venture over the course of the weekend. Experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, and coaches will help guide you through the process of prototyping and validating your business model and GAIN’s very own Executive Director Lee May will be one of the judges. This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of the game day traffic to conduct mass market research and stand out in the www.globalstartupbattle.co/ competition for additional prizes and exposure on top of the $10,000+ of in-kind prizes from Lowndes Drosdick and Starter Space. Tickets and more information are available at bit.ly/swg2014. The promo code GAIN will save you $30 off…See More
13 hours ago
Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Graduates
"Grand Opening of TEC Garage St. Petersburg on Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 6 pm, at TEC Garage St. Petersburg. A new incubator and coworking location in downtown St. Petersburg is the Tampa Bay Innovation Center's newest concept to…"
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Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Mentors
"Grand Opening of TEC Garage St. Petersburg on Wednesday, 4:00 pm - 6 pm, at TEC Garage St. Petersburg. A new incubator and coworking location in downtown St. Petersburg is the Tampa Bay Innovation Center's newest concept to…"
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dennis mitchell is now a member of GAINnet
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Sean Butler might attend GAIN's event
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GAIN Monthly Luncheon with Ravindra K. Ahuja from Optym at Hilton University of Florida and Conference Center

October 29, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Our featured monthly sponsor is OwnForceOwnforce.com is where business and individuals get work done. It is a one-stop shop of talent, resources and services for companies and people so they can focus on what they do best while letting OwnForce handle the rest. You can shop talent and win work with the OwnForce Marketplace- a progressive online platform where task owners and task professionals connect and seamlessly contract to get work done while advancing their business and simplifying their lives. Through an integrated and comprehensive platform of business services ranging from payroll and health insurance to marketing and business development, OwnForce helps established businesses grow and inspires and empowers new and existing entrepreneurs.Company’s Overview:Optym builds high-end planning and scheduling software for railroads, airlines, trucking and mining companies. Our solutions develop schedules that make transportation networks run more…See More
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Sean Butler might attend Jerry Declasse's event
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UF Entrepreneuship Club Presents: CEO Of Hell's Bay Boatworks at 150 Hough Hall

October 20, 2014 from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
Come join the UF Entrepreneurship Club on October 20th as the CEO of Hell's Bay Boatworks gives a talk! Hell's Bay Boatworks was formed by renowned Florida fishing guides Hal Chittum and Flip Pallot, along with visionary boat designer Chris Morejohn with one goal in mind … to build the finest fishing boats ever conceived. Merely improving conventional designs was not good enough. They wanted to make sweeping changes in design and construction that would revolutionize the shallow water fishing industry. And they accomplished this. Today Hell’s Bay Boatworks is still led by a team of dedicated fishermen, outdoorsmen and adventurers. This team is guided by Capt. Chris Peterson and his wife Wendi Peterson. Chris not only brings years of on the water experience , but has a depth of business experience leading companies and large organizations for more than 20 years. See More
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Duncan Kabinu posted a status
"Looking for talent? Looking for a tech company? Check out http://j.mp/1xZ5M4w visit, LIKE, browse, spread the word."
Friday
Duncan Kabinu joined GAIN's group
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Duncan Kabinu is now friends with Angela Pate and Jean Tokarz-Scott
Friday
Eva Del Rio posted a blog post

Startups Can’t Substitute “Sweat Equity” for Wages

Do I need to pay minimum wage? This still comes up..HR Column by Eva Del RioSee More
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Paula Wilkerson, RAC, CRA liked GAIN's event BDI Mixer
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GAIN's video was featured

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Dave Gibbs is now a member of GAINnet
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Profile IconJudy Osbirn and David Flores are attending GAIN's event
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GAIN Monthly Luncheon with Ravindra K. Ahuja from Optym at Hilton University of Florida and Conference Center

October 29, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
Our featured monthly sponsor is OwnForceOwnforce.com is where business and individuals get work done. It is a one-stop shop of talent, resources and services for companies and people so they can focus on what they do best while letting OwnForce handle the rest. You can shop talent and win work with the OwnForce Marketplace- a progressive online platform where task owners and task professionals connect and seamlessly contract to get work done while advancing their business and simplifying their lives. Through an integrated and comprehensive platform of business services ranging from payroll and health insurance to marketing and business development, OwnForce helps established businesses grow and inspires and empowers new and existing entrepreneurs.Company’s Overview:Optym builds high-end planning and scheduling software for railroads, airlines, trucking and mining companies. Our solutions develop schedules that make transportation networks run more…See More
Wednesday
Profile IconJudy Osbirn and Bruce C. Tilley are attending GAIN's event
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BDI Mixer at UF Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator

October 16, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm
****RSVP NOW *****Come mix and mingle with GAIN Stakeholders, Board Members, BDI Staff, and Resident Companies.Wine, beer, and light snacks will be available.Sponsored by ****RSVP NOW *****See More
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Judy Osbirn liked GAIN's event BDI Mixer
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Forum

A Future Full of Freelancers: Is it a Bad Thing?

Started by Eva Del Rio in GAINnet. Last reply by Devin Brunges Oct 11. 1 Reply

I used to think most people freelanced out of necessity, it turns out more do so out of choice...HR Column by Eva Del RioContinue

TAO Connect, Inc takes home the Stetson!

Started by Lee May in GAINnet Oct 9. 0 Replies

The 4th Annual GAIN ShootOut was a roaring success! Stephanie George, CEO of TAO Connect, Inc is the new "TopGun"!!HaulBox, Immersed Games and Prometheon were in the final ShootOut as well.Randy Scott the emcee of the event and Rick Carlson the…Continue

Tickets still available for the GAIN "TopGun" competition!

Started by Lee May in GAINnet Oct 5. 0 Replies

Come join us for 4th Annual GAIN ShootOut tomorrow!  All attendees have an opportunity to win a $500.00 gift card from OwnForce. Check out the link here for the OwnForce-GAIN Royal Flush Challenge…Continue

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$30.00 discount for GAIN members at Startup Weekend November 14th!!!

Posted by Lee May on October 20, 2014 at 9:56am 0 Comments

 

This year’s Startup Weekend Gainesville is happening the weekend of November 14th. Startup Weekend is a 54 hour opportunity to immerse yourself in pursuit of that idea you’ve been tossing around or an ability to join with other local entrepreneurs in prototyping a new venture over the course of the weekend. Experienced entrepreneurs, mentors, and coaches will help guide you through the process of prototyping and validating your business model and GAIN’s very own Executive Director…

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Startups Can’t Substitute “Sweat Equity” for Wages

Posted by Eva Del Rio on October 17, 2014 at 8:06am 0 Comments

Do I need to pay minimum wage? This still comes up..

HR Column by Eva Del Rio

AGTC Named BioFlorida Company of the Year

Posted by GAIN on October 14, 2014 at 6:14pm 0 Comments

Award Recognizes AGTC's Significant Achievements and Contributions to Florida's Life Sciences Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation(Nasdaq:AGTC), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the…

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GAIN Unplugged Interview

Posted by GAIN on October 14, 2014 at 4:09pm 0 Comments

We had Sue Washer at our last GAIN Unplugged and she was gracious enough to give us a quick interview. We hope you enjoy it!

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