The University of Florida Integrated Technology Ventures (ITV) program is designed to provide engineering, business, and law students with an intense, immersive entrepreneurial experience. The ITV program builds upon successful UF industry interaction model programs such as the Integrated Product and Process Design (IPPD) program, where multidisciplinary student teams design and build authentic industry-sponsored products; the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL), and two university supported technology start-up incubator facilities. The students learn the entrepreneurial process as members of a virtual company led by a CEO experienced in technology-based start ups. The company is composed of a CEO, a business development team of up to 6 Master of Science in Entrepreneurship students (coached by entrepreneurial faculty), a multidisciplinary technology development team of 6 undergraduate engineers (coached by engineering faculty), and a legal team of up to 3 Intellectual Property Track law students (coached by law adjunct faculty). The companies report to a board of directors that include faculty and a variety of commercialization specialists. The technology development team participates in the two-semester IPPD course, which has been supplemented with Entrepreneurship lectures. Each virtual company is responsible for creating a business plan, an alpha system prototype, and a presentation suitable for obtaining venture funding.

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