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Abacode is a cybersecurity firm that specializes in providing 24/7 cyber monitoring services for small and medium businesses. Additional cybersecurity services that Abacode offers include pen testing, assessments, forensic investigations and information security governance.



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Adaptive Immersion Technologies is dedicated to the development of adaptive simulation technologies for personnel assessment, selection, and training. Its solutions support job performance prediction and enhancement by leveraging adaptive, experiential, simulation-based assessments that mimic real problem solving activities within realistic job settings.



Alzamend Neuro is currently transitioning two biotechnologies from research and pre-clinical stages at the USF Alzheimer's Institute into the clinical stage and commercalization. Alzamend Neuro has licensed both a patented mutant peptide for use as an immunotherapeutic treatment or vaccine and a lithium/proline based co-crystal therapy that may reduce or eliminate symptoms of agitation and memory loss for early to moderate stage patients.


BetaBiotica, LLC

BetaBiotica, LLC is pioneering the use of probiotic organisms as a delivery platform for therapeutic compounds. BetaBiotica's first target is vitamin A deficiency, which it is solving by developing gut bacteria that synthesize pro-vitamin A carotenoids. BetaBiotica is an outgrowth of a Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Exploration grant directed at finding solutions for third world health problems. Although it is global health oriented, BetaBiotica is also developing products for markets in developed countries.



Borda Technology

Borda Technology and its sister company, RFID Innovative Solutions, provide products and solutions focusing on RFID applications. The company has software and hardware development capabilities as well as delivering turnkey solutions to its customers. Borda Technology's RFID integrated ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software platform combined with its telemetry products provides seamless visibility into multiple industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and cargo. RFID Innovative Solutions, LLC, with its experience on passive RFID based locationing and analysis solution for healthcare institutions brings the ability to track assets, patients and personnel by using the standard based infrastructure.


COI Energy Services LLC



COI offers innovative technology solutions to electric utility companies that helps improve the energy performance of its small to medium businesses, industrial, and commercial clients. Our solutions focus on eliminating energy waste by optimizing energy behaviors with the ability to monetize energy assets for use with Demand Response, Energy Efficiency, and Renewable Energy markets. Our goal is to help our clients capitalize on their excess energy capacity by providing a platform to buy and sell capacity, improve the energy performance of its buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.




CTI (Center for Transformation and Innovation)

CTI transforms organizations and leaders through leadership, strategy, and innovation services. Founded in 2005 by the University of South Florida, CTI offers customized solutions in: 1) Leadership (from professional to leader) – leadership development (Institutes and Academies), executive coaching, and team development; 2) Strategy (from vision to action) – strategic planning, alignment, and execution, change management programs, and sales and marketing strategies; and 3) Innovation (from idea to reality) – innovation acceleration academies, business mentoring, growth strategies, process improvement, and customer service.



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Defynance is a fintech company refinancing student loans with an innovative income share agreement (ISA) model. We are tackling the $1.5+ Trillion student debt crisis impacting over 45 million people with our refinancing solution. Our AI and ML driven algorithm and digital marketplace will match refinancing candidates with funding sources. Our platform will assist candidates during unemployment and optimize their economic potential.


Dr. B.B. Thakar Research Center

Dr. B. B. Thakar Research Center is an early stage nutraceutical company dedicated to developing novel drug delivery systems and effective natural medicine treatments for chronic lifestyle diseases. Dr. B.B. Thakar was a physicist whose tremendous research activity inspired the creation of the Center. The Center's vision is to have an integrated approach to today's heath care problems. Preventive healthcare solutions are as important as post hoc treatment.



EASA provides a low-code software platform which web-enables existing assets within an enterprise, such as Excel spreadsheets, MATLAB, Python, R and other software. EASA software enables companies to create and deploy fit-for-purpose web apps, without coding. EASA has been used to democratize complex processes, to securely deploy spreadsheets as web apps, and to automate and integrate almost any software-based process.



The mission of Inteliex Biomedical Corporation is to pursue excellence in the development of an advanced nanotechnology drug delivery system and non-invasive diagnostic kit for infectious disease. Inteliex Biomedical Corporation also provides a full line of toxicology testing services at competitive prices and provides research consulting for new drug development, especially for herbal medicine.



Intezyne is committed to addressing the current and future challenges in drug delivery by developing new, advanced polymers which can be tailored to a variety of therapeutic applications to utilize innovative polymer and organic chemistry to address the most challenging obstacles in drug delivery.




InvestDefense is a groundbreaking Investigative Agency and Research Lab founded by former FBI Agents specializing in financial and investment fraud detection and prevention strategies and tactics. InvestDefense is dedicated to protecting you and your assets.




Isoprenoids provides the research community high quality isoprenoid pyrophosphates at low cost and in bulk. The compounds use slight modifications (to increase yield) of the original procedure. They are rigorously tested for quality and concentration and guaranteed to meet or exceed the user's requirement




LeapCaller is a secure, HIPAA compliant, communication cloud based platform designed to improve personal communication by improving the efficiency of phone calls/emails/voice mails/sms texts/video delivery. These features enable you reach more people and further nurture existing relationships. By automating 90% of communication, you will have more time having meaningful conversations and remain top of mind for existing clients.


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MegaNano BioTech, Inc.


MegaNano BioTech's purpose is to develop best immunotherapies for neurodegenerative disease and cancers including vaccine, antibodies. Our services are antigen identification, ELISA kit development, diagnostic antibodies development.



Modelithics is the premier provider of high-precision measurements and models for microwave. RF design simulation for accurately measuring components and to build software models that enable popular EDA systems to generate more accurate results.




Modulation Therapeutics




Modulation Therapeutics, Inc. is dedicated towards the rapid and cost effective advancement of early stage first in class molecules targeting the tumor microenvironment. Tumors that home or metastasize to the bone are typically difficult to treat with standard chemotherapy. They propose that strategies to eradicate tumors that home or metastasize to the bone marrow compartment must include disrupting tumor-host interactions. Their lead compound MTI-101 targets CD44, a cell adhesion molecule required for homing to the bone. Their compound shows activity as a single agent using myeloma in vivo models. They project IND filing of their lead compound MTI-101 in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company's goal is to develop the lead compound for the treatment of Myeloma a plasma cell tumor which homes to the bone and a disease which currently has no curative therapies available.




Molekule is a brand new technology that rapidly, safely, and completely destroys indoor air pollutants including bacteria, viruses, mold, and allergens. 




NeuX Technologies

NeuX Technologies develops innovative technologies with the goal of enabling people of all ages to live a longer and more active lifestyle, free of pain, injury and drug dependency. NeuX's first technological innovation is Interactive Neuromuscular Stimulation, a disruptive, diagnostic and therapeutic technology which successfully treats chronic pain and injuries. 



Nilogen Oncosystems

Nilogen Oncosystems is dedicated to the improvement of cancer drug development and personalized cancer care through its novel and proprietary preclinical immunotherapy platforms, high value ex vivo 3D tumor microsphere drug testing tools and orthotopic patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models of difficult to obtain metastatic and refractory tumors that closely recapitulate the complexity of human cancers.



Phoinix Holdings


Phoinix Holdings is a company dedicated to marrying USF's proprietary technology with industry. As a holding company, our job is to find the best fit for the technology, build prototypes, and facilitate on necessary steps in order to take a concept to commercial.


Polymaterials App, LLC

PolyMaterials App, LLC is a newly established company which employs breakthrough supercapacitor technology to develop flexible, low cost, high energy density and long life cycles based solid state supercapacitor suited for consumer electronics, aerospace & defense, toys and medical devices. The solid-state supercapacitor shows high specific capacitance and has stability in wide temperature range.



Protean Biodiagnostics

Protean Biodiagnostics focuses on the development and prototype deployment of novel diagnostic products for the personalized oncology market. This will include histology, immunohistochemistry, digital image analysis, liquid biopsy and advanced molecular analysis methods.




Rash EndZ




RashEndZ, Inc. is the medical device start-up that patented the world's first non-occludable, non-cloggable skin aeration technology, REZairTM, for the millions of people suffering with incontinence. REZairTM connects to any consumer respiratory air or oxygen source and circulates that air directly to the patient's garment/diaper-covered skin. The result is the soothing comfort of continuous wetness reduction and increased oxygenation of the patient's skin, day or night, whether bed-bound or mobile. This new therapy we call Dynamic Oxygen Skin Therapy (DOSTTM). This form of topical oxygen therapy has never been available to be public before REZairTM.









Saneron is a biotechnology R&D company, focused on neurological and cardiac cell therapy for the early intervention and treatment of several devastating or deadly diseases, which lack adequate treatment options. Saneron, a University of South Florida spin-out company is located at the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator. An affiliate of Cryo-Cell International, Inc. Saneron is committed to providing readily available, non-controversial, ethically acceptable cells, both stem cells and other cell types, for cellular therapies. Saneron has patented and patent-pending technology relating to our platform technology of: U-CORD-CELL® — Umbilical cord blood and SERT-CELLTM — Sertoli cells.



SGN Nanopharma



SGN Nanopharma, Inc. is an innovative, clinical-stage and revenue-generating developer of nanotherapeutics. The Company combines proprietary nanotechnologies with structural biology to generate superior solutions by:

- Reformulating FDA approved drugs that are sub-optimal
- Developing novel therapies

SGN is committed to the development of nano-cannabinoid candidate products targeting transdermal delivery, increased bioavailability, and reduced psychotropic effects. Their aim is to safely deliver large dose therapies as an alternative to many traditional medicines such as opiates, which are currently considered over prescribed and potentially life-threatening.






Soilcea is creating non-GMO citrus trees that cure the citrus industry's deadliest diseases. Two bacterial diseases, citrus canker and citrus greening, are decimating the Florida citrus industry, having already cost the state over $7.8 billion in lost revenue. If the current decline continues, Florida's citrus industry will be all but obsolete in the near future. At Soilcea, our in-house team is working diligently with industry-respected researchers at the University of Florida, as well as other leading agricultural institutions, to forestall the rapid decline of citrus production and deliver a cure for these deadly pathogens by utilizing the powerful CRISPR/Cas9 system.





SprainGo LLC is a developer and distributor of unique, natural, topical pain relieving compounds under the brand name RelieveIt. Founded in 2013, the company markets innovative pain relief, wellness and related topically administered products. The Company's goal is to provide products that deliver natural pain relief to sufferers of acute sprains and strains, those with pains resulting from surgical procedures, and the hundreds of millions suffering from chronic ailments.





SyGlass, an IstoVisio product is a scientific data visualization and annotation system built from the ground up to work seamlessly with virtual reality technologies like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. With high resolution polygon meshes, 4D movies, and volumetric imaging data can be ingested quickly and easily, producing immersive VR renderings that provide new insight into data of all shapes and sizes. SyGlass Boasts a comprehensive suite of VR tools, syGlass allows for rapid, context-rich annotation of 3D images. Mundane annotation tasks become exciting, intuitive, and notably precise.



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life science company

The Healthy Aging Company is a small biotech, created in 2018 and based on partnership with academic institutions which specifically focus on the restoration of sensitivity to insulin. The company targets as a first step diabetes and pre-diabetes, a major health issue worldwide and still an unmet need despite the progress of therapy; ALF-5755 mechanism of action allows combining with the currently available treatments.





TransGenex discovers and develops nanoparticle formations to diagnose as well as treat acute and chronic pulmonary inflammatory diseases and cancer based on unique gene expression and delivery technology.







Transaction Insights is a full-service payments advisory and market intelligence firm that helps enterprise companies identify the changing nuances in the payment space and navigate accordingly to achieve their goals. Led by a team of industry experts with decades of experience in the financial services space, Transaction Insights leverages human and artificial intelligence to curate and identify meaningful market trends and insights that inform our clients strategic goals.




Tyndall Formulation Services, LLC is a contract research organization that specializes in developing novel polymer excipients for drug delivery applications. We leverage our expertise in polymer science to formulate challenging drug candidates. Formulation solutions include solid nanoparticles, polymer micelles, liposomes, and polymer-drug conjugates, primarily formulated for parenteral applications.



Venn Therapeutics

Venn Therapeutics is an immune-oncology company that focuses on developing therapies that target the toughest to treat cancers. In particular, Venn focuses on priming the immune system to recognize and attack tumors that not adequately treated by current immune-oncology approaches.




Viagene, a global biotech company, develops and produces innovative and cutting edge equipment and reagents for life-science research and clinical diagnoses. The core world-wide leading technology is for the identification and detection of gene expression-regulating proteins, which are involved in a variety of life stages: growth, development, disease, age and life span.



 ViroCure USA

ViroCure USA, Inc. finds and develops unique viruses to safely and effectively treat terminal cancer illnesses with no current cure regimen. They aim to find and catalogue twenty different oncolytic viral or vaccine species for cancer and other therapeutics by 2020. The company is currently conducting pre-clinical and clinical studies on three different strains: ReoCure, MyxoCure, and SquiCure.










VuEssence is a development-stage company focused on creating innovative solutions for aiding in the diagnoses and treatment of conditions related to stroke and other neurological injuries. In spite of making strides in recognizing the early signs of stroke and managing conditions that increase risk for the disease, stroke remains as a leading cause of death and disability in the US and worldwide. Recent advances in understanding the human genome and transcriptome have created opportunities for new approaches to diagnosing, managing and treating disease. The company is utilizing advanced molecular analysis technologies to develop specialized diagnostic devices that will be able to help in the detection and management of stroke and related conditions.



Affiliate Companies








BioReNEW Inc. is a CleanTech startup dedicated to addressing global grand challenges in water, energy, food and sanitation by accelerating nature in a compact bioengineered platform. The company's patented NEWgenerator technology generates nutrients, energy, and water by safely recovering them from wastewater.




cheetah data systems

Cheetah Data Systems Inc. is a startup that specializes in novel software for databases, used extensively in everyday computing (e.g. internet searches), which fully takes advantage of modern Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Their technology shows and 10x improvement database queries compared to current CPU programs and up to 14x improvement over known GPU algorithms.



 CUPRX is a drug discovery company dedicated to developing safer and more effective drugs to fight cancer, even the most severe types that currently have few therapeutic options. CUPRX uses advanced computational and experimental methods in a novel approach to develop metal-activated drugs that are selective for abnormalities in metal levels in the tumor microenvironment.




IBIS Therapeutics, LLC is a company committed to providing innovative healthcare services. IBIS offers a range of health technologies, including biotech sensor systems, pathogen detection and identification services.







Ketone Technologies, LLC partners with private and government agencies to advance the science and application of nutritional ketosis as a metabolic-based therapy and for enhancing safety, performance, and resilience of military personnel.







Lawbec Innovations, LLC is a company dedicated to developing mobile health innovations and technology. These advancements are directed to benefit and improve the health of patients with chronic diseases.




looshes lab

Looshes Labs LLC has exclusive patent rights to the only skateboard in the world with built in storage. It designs, manufactures, and showcases skateboards at trade shows allowing distributors to then distribute to retail locations across the globe.





NeuroEM Therapeutics focuses on medical devices, namely, transcranial electromagnetic treatment devices. The primary goal of NeuroEM Therapeutics is to clinically test and market TEMT as an effective prevention and treatment against Alzheimer's disease.




Ovation Diagnostics is dedicated to developing advanced and accessible ovarian cancer diagnostic technology to address an unmet need. Our goal is to fulfill a major unmet need for accurate and early detection of ovarian cancer which will result in a better survival rate among women affected by this malignancy.


path optical

Path Optical Systems, Inc. is developing a University of South Florida-licensed process for creating smaller optical interconnects which can be directly printed on device boards to enable the next generation of computing devices. The new technology allows for a tremendous increase in the speeds that electronic devices can operate, dramatically reduces temperatures inside of electronic devices (which reduces costs), uses less power (which increases battery life), and creates safer components that are not affected by electromagnetic interference.





Primack & Associates, LLC is in the process of developing software which will assist individuals in learning to read English utilizing a patented technology developed at the University of South Florida. Phonic characters are animated and vocalized in such a way as to uniquely differentiate each other. This software, referred to as the Dynamic Alphabet Phonics Reading Software System, or DynA Phonics for short, will be available on various platforms including MS-Windows, as a mobile app, and as a web subscription service.





WHaS is a start-up company dedicated to the design and implementation of effective and affordable technologies to purify water. WHaS is developing a technology that has the potential to improve aquatic food production, quality, and profits, as well as to reduce the impacts of the aquaculture industry on the environment. It is envisioned that the technology can be extended beyond Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), and used to clean water from human and industrial processes.



Service Providers



The Florida Small Business Development Center



The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at USF Connect, assists existing and emerging businesses in Hillsborough county, through no-cost confidential business consulting, information, and low-cost training. Whether starting, buying, growing or selling a business, the Florida SBDC at USF Connect has what entrepreneurs need to grow and succeed. Consultants can assist entrepreneurs in a variety of business topics, including: marketing, business certification, capital access, market diversification, developing strategic business plans, export services, and web optimization.






Jabil (NYSE: JBL) is a product solutions company providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services. Operating from over 100 facilities in 29 countries, Jabil delivers innovative, integrated and tailored solutions to customers across a broad range of industries. For more information, visit


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