UCF Business Incubation Program Promotes Michael Weiss to Site Manager of Orlando Incubator

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 15, 2015)  — The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program has promoted Michael Weiss to site manager of the UCF Business Incubator located at 3218 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando.

Gordon Hogan, director of the UCF Business Incubation Program, said Weiss joined the organization two years ago as program development manager and has been helping site managers create programs to help startup businesses accelerate growth.

Prior to joining the UCF Business Incubation Program, Weiss served as the assistant director of public relations for UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Weiss also served as the associate director of public relations for Bonnier Corp. in Winter Park.

Weiss is an active member of the Florida Business Incubation Association, as well as the National Business Incubation Association, and he is an NBIA certified incubator manager. He is also a UCF alumnus, holding a master’s degree in mass communication.

In his new role, Weiss will oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility, as well as assist the incubator companies with a variety of entrepreneurial needs.  The Colonial Drive incubator currently assists 13 client companies.

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For more information about this release, contact:

Gordon Hogan, Director, UCF Business Incubation Program, 407-882-1577; gordon.hogan@ucf.edu;

Michael Weiss, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubation Program, 321-281-8384 or Michael.Weiss@ucf.edu;

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or LvershelCo@aol.com. 

About the UCF Business Incubation Program:
The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth / impact enterprises.   Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs.  Participating companies sustain more than 3,600 local jobs and have had a total impact of $1.51 Billion on regional sales and $2.48 Billion on regional economic output.  During the last fiscal year, the program has returned $7.95 for every $1.00 invested in the program. For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.