Full Slate of Signature Events Highlights Gainesville Entrepreneur Month
Gainesville, FL – October 11, 2016 – The spotlight is on entrepreneurs and creators throughout October with many high-profile events showcasing exciting new startup companies during Gainesville Entrepreneur Month (GEM). The long list of scheduled events during October provides a dynamic environment for the innovation community of North Florida to come together to network and collaborate, mingle with investors, and compete for money.
“GEM is unique”, said Lee May Executive Director of GAIN, the oldest and largest network for innovators in the state of Florida. “The sponsors have lined up interactive workshops given by experts in business growth, venture capital, technology licensing, and marketing along with competitions for the startups.”
The sponsors of GEM 2016 are GAIN, COX Business, SharpSpring, , CareerSource North Central Florida, Santa Fe College CIED, and the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
“Cox Business has held these events for several years across the country”, said Cam Johnson, Public Affairs manager at Cox Business. “It’s a way to help entrepreneurs get their business up and running.”
- GAIN – Hutchlaw VC Workshop, Negotiating the Term Sheet on October 13 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- COX Get Started Gainesville on October 18th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
- Startup Weekend on October 21st from 8:00 AM – October 23rd at 5:00 PM
- GAIN-SharpSpring ShootOut and TopGun Pitch Competition on October 24th from 4:45 pmto 9:00 pm
- GAIN Networking with David Day: Free Money! Yesterday, Today, or Tomorrow? on October 27th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.
For more information and to register for select events, please visit the GEM website.
GAIN is the oldest and largest network for innovators in the state of Florida. GAIN provides programming and support to help everyone in the local entrepreneurial community connect, learn, and grow. GAINnet, a social network for Florida innovators, has more than 3,600 members.
You can learn more about GAIN and become a member at http://www.gainnet.org/
About the ShootOut
The sixth annual GAIN-SharpSpring Investor Business Pitch ShootOut competition, which takes place at the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida Cultural Plaza, gives 16 companies the opportunity to present their business plans to a panel of investors, legal experts, and successful entrepreneurs, allowing them to immediately begin raising capital and achieve recognition from the top professionals in their industry. Plus, the winner will receive over $15,000 in cash and prizes. Register today to attend.
The GAIN ShootOut began five years ago and has quickly been recognized as one of the most outstanding opportunities in Florida for companies to gain exposure to the investment community. Past “TopGun” winners have raised over $5 Million in funding and include; eTect, Feathr and Paracosm. The sixth annual GAIN-SharpSpring Investor Business Pitch ShootOut is part of Gainesville Entrepreneur Month (GEM) celebrating the innovation economy of North Central Florida.
About COX Business
Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers and part of Cox Communications, a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications and ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity 11 times.
Lee May, LeeMay@gainnet.org, (352) 339-2222,
Michelline Fedele, firstname.lastname@example.org, (405) 714-4982