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Professional Development

Gainesville is home to a vibrant and booming business community that is growing and developing every day! Named as the Top Tech City in Florida, Gainesville is proud be the home to one of the leading research universities, the University of Florida, as well as one of the nation’s premier healthcare systems. Our obsession with innovation and technology is raising the standard of living, creating jobs in our community and changing the lives of people around the world. | Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce

Startup Organizations and Resources

Gainesville has a very vibrant young population. Grooveshark has sparked interest of lots of students in starting their own startup. Lots of startups are being rolled out of Gainesville. They also have “Startup Hour” event which happens every month where startup owners/enthusiasts/founders/seekers meet. Gainesville has also hosted 3-Day Startup event last year where people rolled out their startup in a weekend. – Mohit Agrawal, Explorer, Wanderer in Quora

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CareerSource North Central Florida offers a vast array of resources for Employers, Job Seekers, Career Advising, Training Programs, Start Ups and Entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship Programs


Business Training and Support


Business and Technology Incubators


Downtown Gainesville was a Start Up Incubator long before it was cool. Danny Araya, concept artist for Trendy Entertainment, works on a drawing on his computer in downtown Gainesville. Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun Staff photographer.

Downtown Gainesville continues to churn out startups | read the article