You may not have realized it by watching Gator football this past season, but the University of Florida is scoring big! According to the Gainesville Sun, the UF Tech Connect program has consistently tallied impressive stats. To put it in numbers, in twelve years the UF Tech Connect program witnessed the creation of 157 companies, which attracted $1.5 billion in investments and produced 2,000 jobs.
Jane Muir, director of the program, believes these numbers are competitive with UF’s peer institutions. However, it’s important to note that UF’s peer institutions are located in major cities with significantly more resources. The fact that UF churns out as much as it does is truly remarkable. Some notable alumni of the program include Shadow Health, Prioria Robotics, Red Lambda and Rapid Genomics.