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

Questions?

Nola Miyasaki, JD, MBA

Executive Director – Outreach & Incubation
352.273.0336  |  Email (nola.miyasaki at warrington.ufl.edu)

Gator Hatchery News

  1. 02.2016
    Gator Hatchery student entrepreneurs Sheldon Barrett of Cocovana and Armand Sepulveda of Dycap Media Solutions, were selected by Future Founders to be part of its Future Founders Startup accelerator program. Read the Press Release.
  2. 11.2015
    Cocovana places in Top 6 Finalists at National CEO Pitch Competition held in Kansas City, Missouri
  3. 10.2015
    Holeshot Heroes launched its Kickstarter Campaign for first game Cul de Sac Conquest. To make a donation, go to Kickstarter campaign.
  4. 10.28.2015
    Knack wins 3rd place in GAIN Shootout, competing against 16 teams
  5. 10.26.2015
    Livingua selected to pitch at Cox Business Pitch Competition
  6. 06.2015
    Knack wins Pitch Competition at the Thiel Foundation Summit in San Francisco on June 6-7, 2015
  7. 05.2015
    SWIPE lead by Alex Cohen raises pre seed capital, graduates to Skyward Capital incubator in Gainesville
  8. 04.2015
    LOKIRE takes 3rd place in 2015 Big Idea Competition

Current Gator Hatchery Ventures

  • Atheris Games
  • Cocovana
  • Cryogenic Power
  • Dycap
  • Phlex
  • Puppy Love
  • Real Nano Micro
  • Raw Moment Studios
  • Unicorno
  • fomo

Virtual Ventures

  • Axoxy
  • Farm Fresh Florida
  • PavoWell
  • System D
  • TekMatic

Partners

  • AWS Activate

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College Info

Warrington College of Business
BRY 100
PO Box 117150
Gainesville, FL 32611-7150
Phone: 352.392.2397
Fax: 352.392.2086

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