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Benjamin Lok Shadow Health

Benjamin Lok of Shadow Health is a UF inventor whose technology helped launch a startup that provides virtual experiences to broaden the education of nurses and more. Shadow Health, which licensed UF technology, spent its early days as a company in UF Innovate | The Hub.


Consistently ranked as a top university agency for startup launches, UF Innovate | Tech Licensing has assisted in the launch of more than 200 biomedical and technology startups since the office opened in 1985, generating more than $1 billion in private investment. This is a testament to the collaborative relationship between UF’s world-renowned faculty generating discoveries and Tech Licensing working to bring together the elements necessary to create successful startups.


Two top business incubators affiliated with the university, the UF Innovate | The Hub and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech, provide technology entrepreneurs with a wealth of programs and resources. The Collaboratory for Women Innovators program, affiliated with Warrington College of Business Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, seeks to inspire, educate, and empower women to attain leadership in all phases of the innovation lifecycle.