Retail Gator Hatchery @ the Reitz Union

Made by UF Gators

The Reitz Retail Gator Hatchery is a retail Incubator that offers student entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase and sell innovative and unique products—Made at UF! The Hatchery offers shelf space, signage, inventory space, staff to sell the Hatchery items, and most importantly, the Hatchery management team provides marketing and special events to promote your products. Retail Hatchery product companies will have access to the Entrepreneurship Center’s network of individuals, companies and other resources.

Retail Hatchery product companies will also have valuable opportunities to learn about retail sales, distribution channels, product lines, merchandising and other areas that are critical for success to product development and consumer facing companies.

The Reitz Retail Hatchery is open to all students at UF!

How to Apply to Sell your Products in the Reitz Retail Gator Hatchery

Student entrepreneurs interested in becoming Retail Gator Hatchery product companies are encouraged to fill out the application form through the link below. Following receipt of the application, candidates will be contacted for an interview by the merchandising managers. Certain requirements and criteria must be met in order for companies to become a Reitz Retail Gator Hatchery product company. Applications and product lines are accepted on a rolling, space available basis. The Retail Hatchery will take on most of its new products at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.

In partnership with:

Gator Hatchery


Nola Miyasaki, JD, MBA

Executive Director – Outreach & Incubation
352.273.0336  |  Email (nola.miyasaki at


Olivia Streater

Merchandising Manager

Matthew Ruggiano

Merchandising Manager

Felipe Gatos


Colleen Davis


Michael Kandler

Operations Manager

Brandon Cooke

Financial and Accounting Manager

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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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