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FOUNDERS: Jose Nieves, Miguel Cardona, & Jason Chase

brio! is a premium ready-to-drink cold brewed coffee. We proudly brew and bottle in Gainesville, Fl using the freshest coffee beans on the market. Single origin beans from Tolima, Colombia are dry-milled, roasted and bottled within 21 days of harvest. The result is a cold brew that is lower in acidity, naturally sweet, vibrant with natural notes of pomegranate, cranberry, blackberry, and lemongrass.

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Red Rover


FOUNDER: Marsh Sutherland

RedRover helps talent sharing between startups and tech companies within accelerators, incubators, coworking spaces, and angel/VC portfolios:

- Connect with other startups and tech companies to form mutually beneficial talent partnerships.

- Share the talent, skills and time your team has in exchange for help from other startups.

- Rate the timeliness and quality of your experience working with the other startup.

RedRover won Crowd Favorite at 2015 StartupWeekend Spokane.

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Founders: Brian De Souza, CEO & Pablo Garces, CTO

LiveGreen is on a mission to help anyone do their part to solve climate change. We provide a proprietary iOS application that automatically tracks people's daily emissions and offsets them through a carbon neutral subscription.

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MusiCode Kids


Founder: Xavier Richardson

Music and code are superpowers, and for the first time ever we are combining them to transform communities across America into hubs for creativity and invention. How are we doing it? Through camp! Not your traditional summer camp, but a year-round camp! That's right, when school's out, MusiCode Kids is in, and we're bringing the fun: learning cool instruments and programming languages used by some of the world's largest companies like Google, all while on a university campus. The barriers to music and code are being torn down and we're leading the way. Join us for the best camp experience ever as we explore music and code like never before.

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Founders: Jackson Rossi, Alex Copeland, Ramy Kerdany, & Jim Maguire

Brij is a micro-influencing marketing company that specializes in hyper-targeting specific demographics. By using Instagram, Brij optimizes a user’s general recommendation by using their public profile. Brij is the premier way to reach millennial and Gen Z audience organically.

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Podcast Central


Founder & CEO: Taylor Shrum

Podcast Central offers premium podcast recording, editing, and hosting services. We handle podcast integrations into existing websites, YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes; all in our local Gainesville Studios.

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