On Saturday, May 15, 2021, startGNV hosted the first annual Innovation Walk of Stars award ceremony, an event highlighting significant contributions to the city’s innovation space. Future honorees will have their name inscribed on a granite star plaque.
“Startup and tech communities thrive when there is a collaborative atmosphere of sharing, trust, and mentorship,” says James Gibson, startGNV Board President and CTO and Technical Co-founder of Quottly Inc.
“That’s why we’re all here today, to gather and celebrate as a community, and to honor the people who make Gainesville a great place to live, work, play… and found a startup.” Trimark Properties sponsored the 2021 star honoring Josh Greenberg, the Co-founder of Grooveshark, known for his outstanding commitments to Gainesville and the startup community.
The event also promoted startGNV’s upcoming ‘Ask me Anything’ virtual session with Jim Stallings of PS27 Ventures, where the venture capital firm serving Northeast Florida is expected to make a special announcement.
startGNV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on growing the innovation ecosystem of Greater Gainesville. We are led by a “working board” of active volunteers including founders of high-growth startups, leaders of established tech companies, professionals from the University of Florida, and other passionate citizens of this beautiful, quirky community we all share. Visit our website http://startgnv.com