Two business incubators associated with the University of Florida and its UF Innovate | Accelerate program have received an official “Soft Landings” designation from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) for supporting international companies moving to Florida. The two are the Sid Martin Biotech incubator and The Hub.
“UF Innovate’s incubator program will make an excellent addition to the InBIA global network of Soft Landings certified entrepreneurship centers,” said Charles Ross, president and Chief Executive Officer for the InBIA. “UF Innovate | Accelerate is a super hub for entrepreneurship in the region and the range of services offered to support international entrepreneurs will provide significant opportunities for enterprises seeking to enter the U.S. market.”
Sid Martin Biotech and The Hub, united under the UF Innovate | Accelerate program, ensure that businesses entering or expanding into the Alachua or Gainesville area receive an accelerated introduction to American business practices, regulations, and culture. The program also makes business connections for international companies more quickly and efficiently while providing access to the resources necessary to meet their business goals.
InBIA is a global network of incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurial centers that support the building of entrepreneurial-driven economic ecosystems. The organization has developed a global network of Soft Landings-designated centers that have been validated through a rigorous application and peer-review validation process. One of those is the Innovation Lab at East Tennessee State University.