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Breakfast at Mi Apa this Tuesday!

We'll be continuing our monthly breakfast meetups at Mi Apa Latin Cafe this coming Tuesday.  The topic this week is Functional Programming, but feel free to stop by to discuss any topics, meet some new people in town, and just enjoy some good Cuban breakfast!http://www.meetup.com/Gainesville-Tech-Mornings/events/211906732/See More
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Marc Andreozzi might attend GAIN's event
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Gainesville BarCamp 2014 at History Depot Building

November 8, 2014 from 9:30am to 7pm
Join StudioCo.de and Grooveshark for Gainesville's first ever un-conference! Our goal is to let our creative community decide what's important to them — you're the ones who will be giving the presentations! At BarCamp, you don’t have to be an expert to give a talk, you just have to be passionate. There isn't a predetermined speaker list or a bunch of people in suits passing out business cards. You can expect more of the crowd you're used to: A developer in a tee shirt talking about using apps to home-brew beer, a photographer sharing their community art project they started, a barista teaching you how to crochet, a startup owner with great tips on creating an awesome work environment, and everything in between. BarCamp is a chance to network, learn something new, and communicate what you're most passionate about. Come one, come all. No boring talks to sift through in order to get to the good ones; the power is totally in your hands to hear what you're interested in. Our event will…See More
yesterday
Marc Andreozzi is attending GAIN's event
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Tech Toybox Open House at GTEC Building

November 1, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm
The Tech Toybox welcomes you to have hands-on experiences at multiple creative stations, for example:1.   Light your own creations2.   Weld your dreams3.   Mold your heart4.   Magnify small worlds5.   Rout(er) your creative limitsTechnicians will be producing samples, engaging with you and giving you chance to use the tools. You will learn how the creative community can use the Tech Toybox to expand their creative skills and knowledge. At this unique facility, you will be able to access otherwise prohibitively expensive high tech tools.The event will be set to the music of the Toybox Tunesmiths, an all-star collaboration of several local musicians. Light refreshments will be served.The Tech Toybox opened its doors in June and is teaching classes that educate students in how to effectively use the tools in the Toybox’s arsenal. The Tech Toybox has been the first place for many in North Central Florida’s entrepreneurial community to go to for production of their prototypes and to get…See More
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Profile IconKip Harrison, Marc Andreozzi and Karl R. Zawoy joined Randy Scott's group
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GAIN Stakeholders (paid members)

GAIN Stakeholders are paid members, whose dues go to support the activities of GAIN (including this web site). For additional Information contact us by email at CONTACT GAIN or by US Postal Service mail to GAIN, PO Box 141556, Gainesville, Florida 32614-1556 See More
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Vasudha Singh posted a status
""I wouldn't change a thing about my job!"says Kimberly A. Ramsey, CFO, @etectbio http://ow.ly/DxnFS #mhealth #startup #PHARMACEUTICAL"
Wednesday
Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Mentors
"Here's your chance to develop your CEO skills!  The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research is teaming up with Erika Andersen to offer a two day course to current and future CEO's. Date:…"
Wednesday
Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Graduates
"Here's your chance to develop your CEO skills!  The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research is teaming up with Erika Andersen to offer a two day course to current and future…"
Wednesday
Profile IconCris Johnsrud, David Nordstedt and Frederick Striley 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
David Segev liked Lee May's event Startup Weekend!!!!
Tuesday
David Segev is attending Lee May's event
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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
Tuesday
Lee May posted discussions
Tuesday
Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Graduates
"Gainesville Startup Weekend 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…"
Tuesday
Lee May's event was featured

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
Monday
Profile IconDug Jones, Eva Del Rio and Sven W. Hanson 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
Monday
Bettina Angela Moser joined GAIN's group
Monday
Bettina Angela Moser joined Agapitus(augi) Lye's group
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Startup-Hour

Gainesville's Happy Hour for Startup-Minded People
Monday
Bettina Angela Moser shared Agapitus(augi) Lye's group on Facebook
Monday
Bettina Angela Moser joined Stewart Thomas's group
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The Blue Path

Floridians are putting themselves on The Blue Path to find new ways to value and live with our water resources. North Florida leads the way in water innovations in business, ecology and society.See More
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Part-time Administrative Assistant for GAIN

Started by Lee May in Job Board on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Administrative Assistant to Executive Director The Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN) --a membership organization of the innovation community whose mission is to inspire, connect and educate- is looking for an individual with administrative…Continue

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

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Breakfast at Mi Apa this Tuesday!

Posted by David Nordstedt on October 30, 2014 at 9:24pm 0 Comments

We'll be continuing our monthly breakfast meetups at Mi Apa Latin Cafe this coming Tuesday.  The topic this week is Functional Programming, but feel free to stop by to discuss any topics, meet some new people in town, and just enjoy some good Cuban breakfast!

http://www.meetup.com/Gainesville-Tech-Mornings/events/211906732/

Getting Around a “No References” Policy

Posted by Eva Del Rio on October 24, 2014 at 8:46am 0 Comments

Advice for employees...

HR Column by Eva Del Rio

$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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