Gator Hatchery @ the Jeff Gold Experiential Learning Laboratory
Grow Your Business in the Gator Hatchery
The Gator Hatchery is a Student Incubator that offers student entrepreneurs workspace, office support, mentors and other resources necessary for a startup to succeed faster. Hatchery businesses will have access to CEI’s network of individuals, companies and other resources fledgling companies may find valuable. Let us help you grow your hatchling idea into a bull gator!
Hatchery residents will be priority clients for the UF Entrepreneur Law Clinic (corporate and transactions) and the A2 Fab Lab, which provides services and equipment for prototyping and 3D printing.
- Free office space
- Business mentoring & support
- Peer to peer networking
- Legal advice from UF Entrepreneurship Law Clinic
- Conference room
- File storage
- Shared environment
- Shared office equipment
- Open to all students at UF!
How to Apply
Student entrepreneurs interested in becoming Gator Hatchery residents are encouraged to fill out the application form and either email a scanned copy to Nola Miyasaki (nola.miyasaki at warrington.ufl.edu) or deliver a physical copy to the CEI front desk, located in Bryan Hall, room 133. Following the application, candidates will be contacted for an interview.
*To qualify, applying startups must have a completed business plan.
Students that pass either application process will be awarded a residency for one year. In turn for the support received from the Gator Hatchery and CEI, residents must meet their agreed upon milestones to move their businesses forward.
Gator Hatchery News
06.2016Knack receives funding to start their business
05.2016Knack, Dycap, Atheris Games, and Cryogenic Power named as winners for the 2016 Big Idea Gator Business Plan Competition. See the Big Idea website for more information.
05.2016Dycap is accepted into the Tech Wildcatters Accelerator
02.2016Livingua is accepted into the Travel Labs Accelerator
11.2015Cocovana places in Top 6 Finalists at National CEO Pitch Competition held in Kansas City, Missouri
10.2015Holeshot Heroes launched its Kickstarter Campaign for first game Cul de Sac Conquest. To make a donation, go to Kickstarter campaign.
10.28.2015Knack wins 3rd place in GAIN Shootout, competing against 16 teams
10.26.2015Livingua selected to pitch at Cox Business Pitch Competition
06.2015Knack wins Pitch Competition at the Thiel Foundation Summit in San Francisco on June 6-7, 2015
05.2015SWIPE lead by Alex Cohen raises pre seed capital, graduates to Skyward Capital incubator in Gainesville
04.2015LOKIRE takes 3rd place in 2015 Big Idea Competition