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The Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or led businesses in the world and serves as the University of Florida’s premier entrepreneurial awards program. The UF Alumni Association and the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center are honored to present the 2018 Gator100 on February 1-2, 2018 and celebrate UF’s elite entrepreneurs.

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2018 Gator 100 Schedule

Thursday, February 1, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Gator 100 Welcome Reception, Emerson Alumni Hall 

Honorees and guests are invited to network with university faculty, staff, and one another while kicking off the Gator100 at the exclusive honoree reception.

8:00 pm



Start-up Hour, Location TBD, Downtown Gainesville

Honorees are invited to attend a monthly meet up for young entrepreneurs and innovators co-sponsored by the UF Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center.

Friday, February 2, 2018

8:00 am - 9:30 am


College/Unit Breakfasts, Various Campus Locations

Honorees will have the opportunity to hear from their home college leadership.

9:45 am - 11:45 am


Entrepreneurial Experience Sessions & Gator100 Showcase, J. Wayne Reitz Union

Entrepreneurial sessions hosted by the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Gator100 Awards Lunch, J. Wayne Reitz Union, Grand Ballroom (2nd Level)

Hotel Information


DoubleTree by Hilton Gainesville
3726 SW 40th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
Rate: $129/night
Group Code: GAT
Rate Expires: 1/18/18

Hilton UF
1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607
Rate: $149/night
Group Code: GUF218
Rate Expires: 1/16/18

Hilton Garden Inn
4075 SW 33rd Place
Gainesville, FL 32608
Rate: $169/night
Group Code: Gator100
Rate Expires: 1/12/18


Home2 Suites by Hilton
2115 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
Rate: $129-$139/night
Group Code: UFAA/Gator100 (2018)
Rate Expires: 1/18/18

Reitz Union
686 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
Rate: $89-$119/night
Group Code: Gator100.18
Rate Expires: 1/18/18

Residence Inn
3275 SW 40th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
Rate: $134/night
Group Code: Gator100
Rate Expires: 1/18/18


Holiday Inn Express
3905 SW 43rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
Rate: $110-$129/night
Group Code: Gator100 Group
Rate Expires: 1/18/18

SpringHill Suites
4155 SW 40th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
Rate: $119/night
Group Code: GATS
Rate Expires: 1/18/18

Hampton Inn & Suites
Downtown Gainesville
101 SE 1st Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Rate: $169 per night
Group Code: 100
Rate Expires: 1/2/18

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