UF President to Stay, Won't Retire

Written by Staff Writer.

GAINESVILLE - UF President Bernie Machen is staying in Gainesville at the request of Gov. Rick Scott and UF Board of Trustees Chair David Brown.

“President Machen has earned a reputation for visionary thinking and has a record as a change agent," Scott said in a news release published Tuesday afternoon. "I have asked him to continue his service as president, and I look forward to working with him, the Board of Governors and the Board of Trustees on this effort to realize a new vision for higher education in Florida.”

Top minds to speak at One Spark 2014

Written by David Glass.

One Spark Logo Horizontal BlueJACKSONVILLE -  The One Spark crowdfunding festival, announced the lineup for their 2014 Speaker Series lineup that takes place at the annual April 9 - 13, 2014 festival. Keynote speakers for this year’s series are Scott Stratten, world-renowned social marketing expert and president of Un-Marketing from Toronto, Canada, and James White, accomplished artist and designer and founder of Signalnoise Studio from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

$3.25 million in investments up for grabs at One Spark 2014

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One Spark Logo Horizontal BlueJACKSONVILLE - Entrepreneurs and creatives with ideas in art, innovation, music, science and technology have a few additional reasons to register their project for One Spark 2014. 3.25 million reasons to be exact. Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shad Khan has been joined by Arsenal Venture Partners, Florida Blue, Healthbox, Palm Ventures, PS27 Ventures and UE Investors to offer up to $3.25 million in combined investment opportunities for One Spark 2014 Creator Projects.

KYN Demo Day 2013 (Photos)

Written by David Glass.

Photos from KYN's Demo Day 2013. Three Jacksonville startups took the stage in front of a audience of peers, investors and community supporters.

Jacksonville's KYN accelerator to showcase startup class at Demo Day 2013

Written by David Glass.

KYN Logo transparent 150wJACKSONVILLE – KYN, an accelerator and apprenticeship program for start-ups, is hosting a Demo Day for the companies in its 2013 fall accelerator class on Thursday night at the Jacksonville Main Library in downtown Jacksonville.

The evening will be an opportunity for the start-ups from the accelerator to network with local investors, and for Jacksonville business leaders to generate new support and plan for the expansion of the city’s start-up community.

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