The University of Florida EDA University Center was created as a partnership between the University of Florida and the Economic Development Administration to provide a venue for bringing together the necessary elements to create companies.
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BioFlorida is Florida’s bioscience industry association, operating as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to represent and advocate for the state’s biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Founded in 1997 as a means to unite and support a small group of entre
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Founded in 1966, Santa Fe College (SFC) is a comprehensive community college with a fall enrollment that exceeds 16,000 credit students and annual enrollment of 10,000 non-credit students. SFC is ranked in the nation's top ten community colleges in degrees awarded and is a charter member of the League for Innovation in the Community College. The college sends more than 60 percent of is Associate of
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Since 1996, attorney Sven W. Hanson has been serving North Florida and clients nationwide in protecting intellectual properties. As a registered U.S. Patent Attorney, Mr. Hanson handles U.S. patents and trademarks world wide. With a diverse technical background, his patent practice has included subjects ranging among optical devices, medical appliances, electronics devices, consumer pharmaceuticals, industrial machines, software applications
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The University of Florida’s Office of Technology Licensing (OTL) is the University’s main commercialization center. It receives almost 300 disclosures per year generated from the cutting-edge research that takes place from all around the campus. OTL has partnered with companies throughout Florida, the Southeast and nationally to assist in
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The University of Florida's 40,000 square foot Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator is located in Progress Corporate Park in Alachua, 20 minutes north of the Gainesville campus. Wet labs, office space, conference rooms, a pilot fermentation facility, a small animal facility plus a climate controlled greenhouse and extensive scientific and business equipment and support services combine to create an unparalleled setting for biotech startups. This Best-In-Class Technology Incubation Program ra
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Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP is an Am Law 100 firm with 625 lawyers in the US, UK and Asia. Our lawyers are known internationally for their work in private equity, venture capital, corporate and finance, complex litigation, insurance and reinsurance
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With 125 years of experience, working with Fortune 500, FTSE 250 clients and start-up companies alike, throughout a range of industries, our clients know us as a trusted legal and business adviser—providing strategic, collaborative and client-focused counsel that helps to protect and advance their business goals. Our lawyers are creative yet pragmatic, and take the time to develop an intimate understanding of our clients’ businesses, to help them effectively navigate risk, regulatory issues and the diverse challenges of a competitive marketplace—in the boardroom or the courtroom.
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Our goal is to complement the company's existing team and to speed up the development of their technology. We help them create their business plan and execute on that plan. We provide the resources necessary for the company to further develop its technologies and execute on its business plan while still in its formative stages, increasing the value of the company as it moves to the next round of capital investment and increasing its chances of ultimate success.
We are true partners in our portfolio companies, taking an equity position as co-founders of the company. This allows the companies in which we invest to conserve scarce cash resources and invest those resources in profitable development efforts. It also provides us with the same basis for return on investment as the original founders and later stage venture capital investors. The company must succeed in order for us to earn a return on our investment. This principle aligns our incentives and gives us commonality of goals.
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