At the Innovation Hub, the idea of bringing together creative people infuses everything from the design of the building to the workshops, panel discussions, receptions and other events that make this incubator program unique.
Since the building opened, startup companies have created 760 jobs, contributing to the local economy.
In that same timespan, Innovation Hub startups raised $50 million in investment.
Nearly three dozen technology-based startup companies call the Innovation Hub home, and the program has spawned dozens more alumni.
Gainesville startup Shadow Health epitomizes the Innovation Hub’s hopes and dreams for every company in the program. Shadow moved in the day the building opened with three employees, and graduated nine months later with 24 employees. The company renovated a vacant building downtown, contributing to the economic revitalization of the community. Today Shadow has 60 employees, and continues to grow at a record pace.
The Innovation Hub is more than a building. Events such as workshops, panel discussions and networking receptions, in addition to yoga and softball games, comprise the core of the program. The knowledge and connections you’ll gain through these experiences will help your startup company thrive.
*These events are for program members only and are listed in the Member Portal. To reserve a spot on a public tour of the building, call 352.294.0885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tours are conducted 1:30 pm Tuesdays and 4 pm Fridays.
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 affliated 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.