Student Innovation Incubator

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USF Student Innovation Incubator: A Launchpad for Entrepreneurial Success

Student Innovation Incubator

New business incubator encourages student entrepreneurship
A new Student Innovation Incubator, a partnership between the Nault Center for Entrepreneurship and USF Connect, will help aspiring entrepreneurs take their business ideas from concept to reality.

Since 2012, the USF Student Innovation Incubator has been a breeding ground for entrepreneurial talent, helping students and recent alumni launch their own successful businesses. The incubator provides its residents with access to critical resources, including mentorship, education, training, and connections to the business community.

To date, the incubator has nurtured, accelerated, and launched over 100 student companies. These new ventures have created employment opportunities for their founders and other members of the community, contributing to the economic growth of the Tampa Bay region and beyond.

The USF Student Innovation Incubator is more than just a place to work. It's a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about bringing their ideas to life. With the support of the incubator's team of experts, students and recent alumni are equipped to turn their dreams into reality.

Here are a few examples of successful student startups that have emerged from the USF Student Innovation Incubator:

  • GradGuard: A company that provides insurance and other services to college students and graduates.
  • Healthgrades: A company that provides information and ratings on healthcare providers.
  • Syniverse: A global leader in mobile messaging and communication technologies.

These companies are just a few of the many success stories that have come out of the USF Student Innovation Incubator. The incubator is a vital asset to the Tampa Bay region, helping to foster entrepreneurship and drive economic growth.