UF INNOVATE | ACCELERATE

We accelerate the growth and development of sustainable ventures.

Our thriving innovation ecosystem isn’t just for University of Florida startups. We work with investable, IP-backed early-stage companies from all over the world. Our track record is unparalleled in the business incubation industry, and we offer a resource-rich environment with a bias for growth and speed.

Our Facilities

Space and amenities to inspire and transform your business.

Impressive, bold, vibrant, dynamic and designed for you and your business – your business needs the clout and credibility that comes with a 10x industry-award leader who works each day to advance its early-stage companies and assist them in navigating the risk and complexities of launching and growing a successful business.

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Our Services

Client Spotlight

Learn more about what it means to be part of a thriving innovation ecosystem. Hear firsthand from a successful graduate of our program what having our facilities and support meant to them and how they are paying it forward by working with next-generation founders in our thriving entrepreneurial community.

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Our Program

Award-winning, world-class program designed to assist early-stage companies to succeed.

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Facilities & Amenities

Two purpose-built buildings with infrastructure and support to accelerate your venture’s growth.

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Tools & Resources

Resource-rich tools and resources to allow you to focus not just working in but on the business.

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Our Impact

Our active clients and graduates have gone on to do great things. Their success is the highest compliment we can be paid.

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Entrepreneurial Community

The largest portfolio of early-stage companies under one roof in North Central Florida: Biotech, deep tech, AI, SAAS, to life sciences.

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Part of the Gainesville Innovation District and the Progress District in Alachua, FL

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Join hundreds of other business builders, innovators, and entrepreneurs like you and take the next step to venture success; speak with one of our business coaches today.

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Application & Admission Process

All 8 steps can be completed in 7 days

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Learn firsthand why our long-term business survivability rate is 81%.

The best way to experience the thriving community at UF Innovate|Accelerate is to visit and tour to see like-minded people in action, engage with business advisors and professionals, and learn about the business-building tools and support back-stopping your team and your venture.

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14 Tearclear-logo
3-Aptus-Bio-logo
Green Edge Logo
PocketCity Logo
innovacorium-small
etect
golok
biofrontier
42bio
bacch-labs
admiral
1-AIM-logo
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UF Innovate | Accelerate’s Impact by the Numbers

Snapshot of Our Innovation Ecosystem

Generated in Private Investment

Startups Launched by UF Innovate | Accelerate

Direct Jobs Created by UF Innovate | Accelerate Startups

Total Program Economic Impact (Cumulative)

Our Team

Karl R. LaPan

Karl R. LaPan

Director

UF Innovate|Accelerate

Jennifer Harrell

Jennifer Harrell

Assistant Director

UF Innovate|Accelerate @ The Hub

Elliot Welker

Elliot Welker

Assistant Director

UF Innovate|Accelerate @ The Sid Martin BioTech Center

Thought Leadership from UF Innovate | Accelerate

We are immensely grateful to Duke Energy for their generous support, which has made creating and launching these resource pages possible.