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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 2019 Gator100 on February 21-22, 2019 and celebrate UF’s elite entrepreneurs.

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2019 Gator100 Schedule

Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Gator 100 Welcome Reception, Champions Club, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

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

7:30 - 9:30 pm



Start-up Hour, White Buffalo, 111 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL  32601

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 22, 2019

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


Reitz Union Hotel
686 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
Rate: $89 -$99/night
Group Code: GTR100
Rate Expires: 2/8/19

AC Hotels by Marriott Gainesville
151 NW 14th Street
Gainesville, FL 32603
Rate: $139/night
Group Code: Gator100
Rate Expires: 2/8/19

Hampton Inn By Hilton Gainesville
4225 SW 40th Boulevard
Gainesville, FL 32608
Rate: $109 Thu, $189 Fri per night
Group Code: GON
Rate Expires: 2/4/19
Click HERE to book. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Awards Lunch Sponsor


Hilton UF
1714 SW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32607
Rate: $149 Thu, $179 Fri/Sat per night
Group Code: 2019 Gator100
Rate Expires: 1/22/19
Click HERE to book

Holiday Inn
1250 W. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Rate: $1797/night
Group Code: GAT
Rate Expires: 2/1/19
Click HERE to book

Honoree Reception Sponsors


Home2 Suites by Hilton
2115 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
Rate: $129/night
Group Code: Gator100
Rate Expires: 2/7/19

Hotel Indigo
5020 Southwest 30 Lane
Gainesville, FL 32608
Rate: $109/night
Group Code: Gator100
Rate Expires: 2/7/19

Entrepreneur Panel Sponsors