Duncan Kabinu is a serial entrepreneur and CEO and co-founder of Gainesville Dev Academy, a coding school started in 2015. GDA continues to make a lasting impact in Gainesville technology circles with its comprehensive curriculum and experiential teaching methods. Its real-world dev skills and techniques prepare graduates for careers in web, mobile, and desktop application development. Graduates are also well positioned to start and operate their own entrepreneurial ventures—and many do so by leveraging Gainesville’s existing entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems.
Duncan also helped co-found Starter Space, a business incubator based in Gainesville, Florida. He studied Computer Engineering at the University of Florida and spent 17 years working for the State of Florida developing and managing enterprise database applications designed to manage various state programs to protect and enhance Florida’s multibilliondollar agriculture industry.
Duncan was passionate about entrepreneurship from a young age; he started his first business—a construction cleaning business—while still in college. His involvement in anything to do with entrepreneurship is extensive; Duncan was part of a patented EEG invention of a product for EncephaloDynamics, and he worked as a Project/Program Manager for IngagePatient (formerly known as RegisterPatient) in helping the company attain Meaningful Use Certification. Duncan has also served as CTO of Lucravalde, a Gainesville-area startup company, as well as Vice President of Technology for a software health company.
Duncan serves on the board of Project YouthBuild, is Fractional CTO to SPECT by Leaderlync and has served on the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Council, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Human Capital Foundation, Institute for Work Innovation, Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN), and Editorial Board of Advantage Publishing, Inc, Chaired the Chamber of Commerce Strategic Planning 2020- 25. He has helped organize and participate in events such as StartupWeekend, has served as a mentor at StartupQuest, and continues to mentor numerous entrepreneurs and innovators in the Gainesville area.”