The Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) program at the University of Florida’s Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering supports the College’s building the New Engineer initiative. The program places experienced professionals on campus to mentor and guide Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering faculty and student entrepreneurs to become more innovative and successful in starting, operating, and leading companies. The EIRs hands-on approach draws upon proven strategies and tactics for accelerating innovation and training entrepreneurs to be effective, successful leaders in their companies. EIRs help faculty and student entrepreneurs develop and commercialize products while advising senior management teams on the best practices to create and maintain sustainably profitable operations.
Past Entrepreneurs in Residence:
Mr. Michael Cottmeyer is the founder and CEO of LeadingAgile and a proud UF engineering alumnus. In February 2016, LeadingAgile achieved the rank of #3 on the Gator100. The Gator100 recognizes and ranks the fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led companies. The company has grown from zero revenues to a projected $20M in revenues in 2016. LeadingAgile has been ranked in the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in America.