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Shark Tank for Students - WFTS
April 21, 2014 USF's Center for Entrepreneurship hosts an innovative technology competition for students, giving eight groups the opportunity to pitch their products.

USF Student Innovation - Bay News 9
April 21, 2014 Desmond Williams, co-founder of the USF Student Innovation Incubator speaks about the program.

UCF Students Take First Place in USF Innovation Pitch Competition - Florida Blue
April 21, 2014 A device that will help provide a more sanitary restroom experience for females took first place April 7 in the second annual Innovation Pitch competition, a partnership between Florida Blue and the University of South Florida Center for Entrepreneurship.

State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition offers students $10,000 prize
April 4, 2014 What do a grocery store, Google Glass apps, and a motorized surgical device have in common? They're all inventions by Florida university students designed to meet a need in the healthcare industry.

Ask the Experts: Should Small Business Owners Seek Venture Capital Financing? - CardHub
January 22, 2014 The Great Recession has reinvigorated America's entrepreneurial spirit. As the job market soured during the housing market crisis and ensuing economic swoon, business creation rates soared to record heights.

Front lines of the future? Business owners age 30 and younger - Tampa Bay Times
July 26, 2013 They are young, creative and adaptable. Experts say they grew up with parents telling them they could do anything only to experience the depth of economic lows with the recession.

Perfect Pitch - USF Magazine
June 2013 When Casey Henry walked before the panel of judges in the Fintech Business Plan Competition in April, she was unsure about her chances of getting funding for her startup business: a paintball field.

Paintball plan wins business competition - Tampa Tribune
May 15, 2013 She was up against executive MBAs, lawyers and engineers pitching services from biomedical waste disposal to feeding the poor. Undergraduate Casey Henry had to sell a panel of entrepreneurs on her passion.

Center for Entrepreneurship Gala
May 13, 2013 The Second Annual Tampa Bay Entrepreneurship Gala was held on Friday, May 10, with proceeds benefitting the Michael W. Fountain Scholarship Fund. Cigar City's Joey Redner was named Entrepreneur of the Year.

USF Entrepreneurs Face Off for $15K - WUSF
May 1, 2013 If the success of the last two winners of the USF Center for Entrepreneurship's Fintech Business Plan Competition is any indication, the future may be promising for Casey Henry and South Tampa Paintball.

Vice Presidential Nominee, Paul Ryan Discusses Entrepreneurship - USF College of Business
October 19, 2012 USF held a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship Friday afternoon, featuring U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee.

USF's entrepreneurship program climbs up Princeton Review list - Tampa Bay Business Journal
September 26, 2012 In a survey of more than 2,000 undergraduate and business school entrepreneurship training programs, the Princeton Review named University of South Florida's graduate interdisciplinary entrepreneurship program one of the top 25 programs in the United States.

Startup culture starts to set down roots in Tampa Bay business community - Tampa Bay Times
December 17, 2011 One of Tampa Bay's most transforming business trends in years is emerging amid this difficult economy. It can be described in two words. Entrepreneurial ecosystem.

USF Entrepreneurship Program Named Among the Best in the Nation
September 20, 2011 The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine rank USF's interdisciplinary program among the top 25 programs in the United States

The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur Magazine Name the Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs - PR Newswire
September 20, 2011 The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine announced today the results of their ninth annual survey that ranks the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation.

Social media, youth help these 20-something entrepreneurs - Tampa Tribune
August 19, 2011 For Daniel Fernandez and Cameron Barbas, their Tampa clothing business was an idea that evolved from a pair of airbrushed shoes and a few conversations with friends.

Teburu Disrupts Restaurant World, Wins USF Business Plan Competition - 83 Degrees Media
August 16, 2011 A distinguished panel of venture capitalists, CEOs and industry experts weigh in on presentations from aspiring entrepreneurs involved in the annual USF Fintech Business Plan Competition.

If Corporate America Isn't Hiring, What Should Business Students Do? - Scene Magazine
May/June 2010 The reality is that a lot of big businesses which used to hire recent business majors and MBAers in droves will no longer do so — the sputtering US economy has seen to that. An April 12, 2010 BusinessWeek article suggests that many of these job candidates who would otherwise have found a home in Corporate America or Wall Street are finding their way into family
businesses.

Entrepreneur U - Business Observer
February 12, 2010 Local universities are teaching students about entrepreneurship.