Florida's Tech Connect Program has Helped Launch Over 150 Startups
GAINESVILLE - Over 150 startups and millions of dollars later...a new report shows the progress UF's Innovation Hub has made on the Gainesville community.
According to the report UF's Tech Connect program has helped create 2,000 new jobs as they help entrepreneurs begin start up companies.
A five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration - matched by UF - funds the program.
A program they've always hoped would attract recent grads.
Jane Muir, director, UF's Innovation Hub: "make sure that there are opportunities so that all of those great young minds that we're educating each year if they want to stay in the community there are jobs here so that they are able to do that."
Muir says that for every technology-based job that the startups create there's another two to seven jobs created in the community.
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