UF’s Innovation Hub has launched an initiative for women entrepreneurs


    Starting March 1, a space at UF’s Innovation Hub will house only female-run businesses.

    The collaboratory, an open work space that facilitates cooperation, opened Jan. 2 in the Innovation Hub, located at 747 SW Second Ave., for women to work in. The program, which will house about eight to 10 startup companies for a monthly fee, will start taking applications from women in March, said Nola Miyasaki, the executive director for outreach and incubation at the entrepreneurship and innovation center in the UF Warrington College of Business.

    “The physical space is really to give the program a home,” Miyasaki said. “The co-working space is all about good ideas that are scalable and have high growth.”