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Profile IconChas Lawrence, Edgar Campa-Palafox and Cris Johnsrud are 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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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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Chas Lawrence is attending GAIN's event
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GTEC Open House at GTEC

September 30, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm
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Profile IconCris Johnsrud and Chas Lawrence 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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Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Graduates
"Venture Capital Boot Camp - in Tampa on Tuesday September 30 from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm and in Orlando on Wednesday October 8, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the UCF Auditorium in downtown Orlando.  These two comprehensive…"
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Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Mentors
"Venture Capital Boot Camp - in Tampa on Tuesday September 30 from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm and in Orlando on Wednesday October 8, from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm at the UCF Auditorium in downtown Orlando.  These two comprehensive…"
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Chas Lawrence is attending Ted Astleford's event
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Startup Hour Gainesville at 101 Downtown

September 25, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Feel free to invite people from your own Facebook friends list. Go ahead and invite lots of peeps. This event is free.Drink specials will be good, as usual. You must be 21 to drink alcohol.This invitation is open to everyone, but Startup Hour is really intended to bring together creative and talented people to exchange ideas about new companies.Look forward to seeing you there!Cheers,Augi and TedSee More
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Association of Information Technology Professionals Meeting at Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville

September 23, 2014 from 5:15pm to 7:45pm
SPEAKER AND TOPIC ------------------------------- AITP's September presentation and dinner meeting will feature Mr. Allen Rout, a Systems Programmer at the University of Florida, who will demonstrate recent advancements in 3-D Printing.Mr. Rout is an expert on this relatively new technology and will offer a working demonstration of the process.You may learn more about him at:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/fashion/16meme.html?_r=0RESERVATIONS ----------------------- This meeting is open to both AITP Chapter members and the public at large, including GAIN members. AITP members benefit from free admission. Reservations are strongly urged, and help us obtain a meeting area with adequate size and staffing.  Please reserve today by…See More
Friday
Dan Rua 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
Friday
Profile IconChris Wells and Sven W. Hanson 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
Friday
Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Mentors
"Business Plan Competition!!!! The AUTM 2015 Venture Forum will include a business plan competition, where academic-affiliated startup companies pitch their business opportunity to a panel of seasoned venture investors for a $10,000 cash prize…"
Friday
Christine S. Urban commented on GAIN's group Startup Quest Mentors
"Business Plan Competition!!!! The AUTM 2015 Venture Forum will include a business plan competition, where academic-affiliated startup companies pitch their business opportunity to a panel of seasoned venture investors for a $10,000 cash prize…"
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Sid Martin Incubator in the news!!!

Sid Martin Biotech Incubator wins national excellence awardPosted by Date: September 17, 2014in: Featured Slider, TechnologyLeave a commentThe University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator was recognized as a national leader in technology-based economic development by the State Science and Technology Institute (SSTI).The incubator won SSTI’s 2014 Excellence in Technology-Based Economic Development award for its exceptional achievement in the technology commercialization category.Sid Martin Biotech companies and graduates have attracted more than $1.2 billion in funding activity.…See More
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Partho Ghosh is now a member of GAINnet
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Paul Fiore 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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Lee May 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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Richard Fabiani is now a member of GAINnet
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Sid Martin Incubator in the news!!!

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Sid Martin Biotech Incubator wins national excellence awardPosted by Gainesville Business ReportDate: September 17, 2014in:…Continue

Know your audience, know success - 5 MUST tips!

Started by Lee May in GAINnet Sep 3. 0 Replies

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

7 Steps To Making A Great Entrepreneur Impression

Started by Lee May in GAINnet Sep 3. 0 Replies

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

GAIN is seeking a part-time administrative assistant

Started by Lee May in Job Board Aug 15. 0 Replies

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

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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