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Merrie Shaw
University of Florida
Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator

Merrie Shaw is the manager of the University of Florida’s pioneering Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator program. Sid Martin companies have attracted over a billion dollars in investment, grants, contracts, and M&A activity. In 2013 the program took first place in three international competitions. Merrie has taken a leadership role in fostering the development of Progress Corporate Park which is now home to over 35 companies with 1100 employees. She is a 4th generation Floridian and serves on the Board of Directors of the Gainesville Area Innovation Network (GAIN), the Alachua Business League, the Alachua Lion’s Club and the Alachua Chamber. She is serves on the organizing committee for BioFlorida’s Annual Celebration of Biotechnology in Alachua and is an active member of BioFlorida, the Gainesville Chamber, the National Business Incubator Association, and the Alachua Woman’s Club.