Entrepreneurship-In-Residence Fellows Program

In this program, entrepreneurs, investors and educators come to campus for 2-3 days to teach classes, observe and participate in GatorNest project meetings and meet individually with students. There is generally follow-up contact and correspondence by students after the visits.

Spring 2013

April 10-12
Bruce Brandes
Executive Vice President, AirStrip Technologies
“Applied Entrepreneurship in the Technology Space”

Past Guests

Fall 2012

Bob Diener
Founder, Hotels.com and GetARoom.com
“The Launch and Growth of a High Tech Company”

Spring 2012

Charlie Appleby
Chairman, Director, and CEO, Advanced Disposal Services
“Private Equity and the Acquisition”

Steve Sisselman
Executive Vice-President & COO, Itera
“Entrepreneurial Opportunities and the Fall of the Wall”

Fall 2010

Siri Terjesen
Assistant Professor, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University
“Global Entrepreneurship Trends”

Spring 2010

Scott Brady
Partner, Palia Partners
“ Proof-of-Concept Funding and Investing”

Sam Waksman
President, GameWear Team Sports
“From Accounting to Sports Apparel”

Fall 2009

Mason Allen
President, Aware Mark
“Entrepreneurial Marketing”

Jim Hammel
Founder, Gator Leasing
“Profile of an Entrepreneur”

Spring 2009

Steve Stolberg
Founder, Trialgraphix
“Building a Company”

Michael McNeal
Founder, Emergin
“Emotional Entrepreneurship”

Fall 2008

Scott Weiss
Co-Founder and V.P., General Manager, IronPort Systems
“The Entrepreneurial Pathway”

Spring 2008

Karen Rands
Founder and President, Kugarand Holdings
Managing Director, Network of Business Angels and Investors
“Managing Director, Network of Business Angels and Investors”

Fall 2007

Thomas S. Johnson
President and CEO, Global Imaging Systems, Inc.
“Acquisitive Roll-Ups and Entrepreneurial Growth Strategies”

Fall 2006

Carol Bosshardt
Founder, Bosshardt Realty Services Inc.
“Small Business Growth and Development”

Spring 2006

Seth Ellis
President and CEO, ICX Technologies
“Mezzanine-Stage Entrepreneurship and Investment”

Marty Schaffel
Founder and CEO, Audio Visual Innovations, Inc.
“Corporate Intrapreneurship as a Growth Engine”

Fall 2005

Rob Campbell
Founder, PowerPoint and FileMaker
“Providing Customers with a Memorable Experience!”

Jeff Gold
Venture Partner, Longitude Capital, Inc.
“Early-Stage Funding in the Medical Device Industry”


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100 BRY
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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