startGNV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to growing the innovation ecosystem of Greater Gainesville.

Annual Partners


Startup Sprint

Part hackathon, part business pitch competition. Launch a new startup over the weekend! This immersive event offers working professionals, entrepreneurs, and students alike the opportunity to work on a startup idea over the course of a weekend, ending with a "Shark Tank" style pitch for prizes.

Josh Greenberg Day

Josh Greenberg was a startup pioneer who changed the landscape of Gainesville’s entrepreneurship scene forever. As a selfless visionary and leader, Josh elevated what it meant to create and give - And on April 17, our growing community gathers to celebrate his spirit and mission: to continue to move Gainesville’s needle and create a city and community where startups thrive. Onward & Upward!


Celebrate the successes of startGNV and the local innovation community over dinner and drinks. Recognize early stage startups that compete in Cox's pitch competition Startup Showcase.

Founders' Dinner Series

Late and early stage founders get together over dinner to talk about their successes, failures, and how they can help each other and startGNV grow the innovation community.


BarCamp GNV is a one-day gathering where technology-loving Gainesville locals get together and share their experiences.