INNOVATE® Gainesville

First Pictures of the book!

The first advance copies of INNOVATE® Gainesville have just landed and the book is beautiful! Job well done Pablo Casilimas and team!

This book is a shining example of an Innovation Ecosystem in a smaller town that stands together to promote their city and its Entrepreneurs.

Front Cover of the INNOVATE® Gainesville Coffee Table Book.

From the University of Florida to the Butterfly Rainforest, Gainesville is as innovative as it is diverse. INNOVATE® Gainesville explores the city’s innovation ecosystem in 200+ pages of tech-enabled features, focusing especially on industries and ventures that make the city unique.

While Gainesville is known for its educational institutions, INNOVATE® Gainesville showcases such programs as UF Innovate, and Innovation Academy, University of Florida – Alachua County, among others, revealing just how deep those roots reach—and the way they reach always toward innovation.

In Gainesville and in the pages of INNOVATE® Gainesville alike, you’ll find brio! Cold Brew, Admiral VRM (Visitor Relationship Management); and Paracosm, who create handheld, ultra-fast 3D scanners.

INNOVATE® Gainesville also features Gainesville Prosthetics and others in its Healthcare & Health Tech chapter—which, alongside a strong showing in its Marketing & Events chapter, including SharpSpring, Advanced Digital Media, and Accelerate Digital Media—reveal the breadth of the city’s innovation. Watch this space for more innovation stories coming out of The Tree City.

Chapter Index

INNOVATE® Gainesville Thought Leader Chapter cover

The main shipment of books is set to arrive by the end of November for distribution in early January. Pablo will be in touch in the coming weeks to arrange delivery for everyone that ordered books.

Mayor Lauren Poe and Eric Godet, Sr., President/CEO, Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce

Dr. W. Kent Fuchs - 12th President of the University of Florida and Juan Segarra, Construction Executive, Entrepreneur & Investor

Martin Schaffel - Entrepreneur, Educator, Mentor

Mark Long - Director of Incubation Services, The University of Florida & Merrie Shaw - Assistant Director, Sid Martin Biotech

Jim O'Connel - Assistant Vice President of Commercialization, The University of Florida & Phoebe Cade Miles - Co-Founder, The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

Dr. Paul Broadie II - President, Santa Fe College & Jamie Grooms - CEO, The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research

John Spence - Founder and Chairman, Karma Group & Jane Muir, Founder & CEO, Muir & Associates Consulting

Dan Rua - CEO, Admiral & Christine E. Schmidt - J. Crayton Pruitt Family Chair & Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering

Duncan Kabinu - Gainesville Dev Academy & Jeff Citty, ED.D., UF Innovation Academy Director

Virginia Grant - Executive Director, Gainesville Black Professionals & Chad Paris, CEO of Parisleaf

Ken & Linda McGurn - Mentors & Collin Austin - Founder, New Scooters 4 Less

Coach Steve Spurrier & Rich Blaser, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Infinite Energy

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention

City of Gainesville

Infinite Energy

Infinite Energy

San Felasco Tech City

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