About the Center

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) was created to teach, coach and inspire students to be entrepreneurial in their lives. CEI provides students the tools and experiences necessary to creatively pursue new opportunities and innovations in the start-up, social, and corporate venture arenas.

Through courses, degree programs and complementary activities such as speakers and workshops, CEI currently serves more than 2,000 students per year. Partnering with other colleges at the University, CEI delivers introductory and specialized courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and offers every graduate student at the University of Florida the option to earn a graduate minor in entrepreneurship. In addition, the Jeff Gold Experiential Learning Laboratory—which houses the GatorNest program, the Gator Hatchery student incubator and the IdeaGators Co-Working Space—provides students the opportunity to experience real life entrepreneurship while still in school. Co-curricular programs that include consulting to disadvantaged entrepreneurs in South Africa and Haiti, as well as the $40,000 Big Idea Competition, provide additional opportunities to "learn and do", helping students create an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.

In addition, CEI offers the nation’s most comprehensive specialized degree program focused on entrepreneurship, the Thomas S. Johnson Entrepreneurship Master’s Program.


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133 Bryan Hall
352.273.0330  |  Email (cei at warrington.ufl.edu)

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Warrington College of Business Administration
100 BRY
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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