Today OneSixOne Ventures, a Gainesville accelerator for early-stage tech startups, is announcing the Startup Launch Competition in partnership with the UF Warrington Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center. The 10-week program will include weekly lectures on relevant topics such as building your product, getting your first few users, and how to pitch your startup to investors to raise capital. In addition to lectures, all participants will set weekly goals and track progress. At the end of the 10-weeks, the top startups will be selected to pitch for a grand prize of $10,000.
In addition, the top 3 teams will be granted admission to the OneSixOne Ventures Spring ‘22 Founder’s Program. There will even be a series of speakers that will be brought in to speak to the students and teach from experience. So far, Ryan Whittemore (UF MBA Alum), the Chief Investment Officer of FloridaFunders has confirmed to speak for the program, and there are discussions with Ed Buckley (UF PHD Alum), Founder of Peerfit about being a speaker as well as the founder of a prominent FinTech startup in Tampa that we cannot name yet. The program kicks off on Wednesday, September 29th and there will be an info session on September 22nd at 6:30pm in Bryan Hall 130. The competition is open to UF and Santa Fe College students.