“This day occurred because 10 years ago, one faculty member with no more than an idea, a committment to perserve, wanted this happen. And that faculty member is…Dr. Cameron Ford.”

Photos: Blackstone LaunchPad at UCF Photo Gallery

Video: Blackstone LaunchPad Grand Opening

Paul Jarley, Ph.D., is the dean of the UCF College of Business Administration. He blogs every week at http://www.bus.ucf.edu/dean. This post appeared on October 7, 2013. Follow him on Twitter @pauljarley