Saturday, October 10, 2009

UCF Business Incubation Program celebrates 10th anniversary

The UCF's award-winning Business Incubation Program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The October 2009 issue of Florida Trend has a nice article on the program and its founder and executive director, Dr. Tom O'Neal, Associate Vice-President for Research and Commercialization at UCF. You can see the full article at The UCF Technology Incubator is a unit of the Business Incubation Program and a member of our Florida Photonics Cluster. The UCF Photonics Incubator, housed in the CREOL building, is also a member.

Tom also recently received the “Regional Outstanding Resource Partner Award” from the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at its annual meeting. The award was in recognition of the unique partnership between Dr. O’Neal of the UCF Business Incubation Program and Eunice Choi, Director of the UCF Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the new UCF/Leesburg Business Incubator site.

Many congratulations to Dr. Tom O'Neal, and to his fine team, on the 10th anniversary of the Business Incubation Program and their success in building partnerships and providing the resources needed by startup companies through the program.

Jim Pearson
FPC Executive Director

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