startGNV Announces 2023 Date for celebrateGNV and Return of the Innovation Ecosystem Awards in Partnership with Cox Business

Press release from startGNV

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – startGNV, a local nonprofit with a mission to grow the innovation ecosystem of Greater Gainesville, announced the return of their popular “celebrateGNV” event to the Cade Museum on February 2, 2023. The annual sell-out community gathering shines a light on local success stories among Gainesville-area startups and technology companies, as well as the people and organizations who support them.

“celebrateGNV is an opportunity for our community to gather and reflect on the successes of the past year,” said startGNV Board President Jon Church. “We are excited to fill the Cade Museum with the talent, leaders, and companies that make Gainesville’s innovation ecosystem so vibrant and unique. Please join us as we recognize the people and companies that made 2022 another incredible year to live and work in Gainesville, FL.”

In partnership with Cox Business, this year’s celebrateGNV event will also feature the return of the Innovation Ecosystem Awards, featuring categories such as “Startup Mentor of the Year,” “Tech Employer of the Year,” and “Community Impact of the Year,” as well as a $5,000 cash award to a “Rising Star” early-stage startup company.

Community members are invited now to nominate deserving recipients for individual awards. For the company awards, such as “Tech Employer of the Year” and the $5,000 “Rising Star” Startup award, applications can be submitted now by a representative of the company. Nominations and applications will be reviewed by a small panel of community leaders. Nomination forms and applications are available here. Deadline for nominations and applications is December 31, 2022. Tickets to the event will be available for purchase in December.