With demand for space and services from technology startups continuing to grow, the Innovation Hub was awarded a second EDA grant of $8 million, with a $9 million match from the University of Florida, allowing us to double the size of the facility. We're now accepting applications for new Resident Startups who want to enjoy the amenities of the new building and take advantage of the creative collisions that come from our programs.
Since the building opened, startup companies have created 800+ jobs, contributing to the local economy.
In that same timespan, Innovation Hub startups raised $67 million in investment.
Nearly three dozen technology-based startup companies call the Innovation Hub home, and the program has spawned dozens more alumni.
ACENT Laboratories is a leader in advanced aerospace propulsion and power technology dedicated to applying innovations from the aerospace and defense industries to develop environmentally responsible energy technologies.
The Innovation Hub is more than a building. Events such as workshops, panel discussions, networking receptions and even our own Toastmasters group comprise an important core of the program. The knowledge and connections you’ll gain through these experiences will help your startup company thrive. These are just some of our upcoming public events. Member organizations have access to the full list of public and private events.
Your startup will have a significantly better chance of success with access to our resources and advisors. According to the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA), 87 percent of startups affiliated with incubators survive — four times the national average. To increase your chances of success, submit this initial application form. Once we have received it, we will contact you to discuss the next step in the application process.