Tools to Help Small & Diverse Businesses Work with UF!

September 17, 2021 – University of Florida Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD) launched digital tools to aid and connect small businesses with potential University opportunities. Under the leadership of Director Dwan Courtney, SBSD is supporting small and diverse businesses (including women, minority, veteran, service-disabled veteran, HubZone and disadvantaged businesses) and connecting them with UF […]

Courtney Named Director of University of Florida’s Small Business & Vendor Diversity Office

January 22, 2021 – Dwan Courtney, M.B.A., has been named Director of the University of Florida’s Small Business & Vendor Diversity (SBVD) Office. Courtney is a graduate of the University of Florida where she majored in Economics. She holds an M.B.A. from DeVry University-Chicago and is currently earning her Master’s in Political Science from UF. […]

University of Florida makes strides in sourcing and vendor diversity

Increasingly, higher education procurement leaders are focusing on supplier diversity to meet federal regulations, contribute to institutional mission, and give back to their surrounding communities. But many procurement leaders struggle to move the needle on increasing spend with diverse suppliers for three reasons. One, diverse vendors are often unfamiliar with sourcing opportunities with colleges and […]

2019 Exhibitor & Advertising Guide

Exhibitor Levels $10,000 Platinum Meeting space to conduct workshop/session during event Premium exhibit space at Vendor Opportunity Fair (dependent on space availability and discretion of event committee) Recognition as Presenting Sponsor (inclusion in program) Reserved seating during luncheon Opportunity to play a brief video about the company during the luncheon Electronic Display of company Logo […]

Preconstruction Meet & Greet Event

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:30a

Securing a Contract with UF!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

2018 Mentor Protege Program Graduation

Designed to facilitate effective working relationships between mature established companies and emerging small businesses, the University of Florida Mentor Protégé Program has seen a growing number of participants.  Since the onset of the program in 2008, approximately 67 firms have graduated, including our recent class of 2018.  As one of many offerings for the small […]

Putting Our Best Foot Forward as We Dress for Success!

We often hear, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. Yet, often times our cover communicates a certain message about who we are to a potential employer or stakeholder. Question: How many times have we walked in the office and thought disapproval of the young man’s untucked, wrinkled shirt? Or the number of times we […]