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Warrington entrepreneurs showcased at Gator100 event

The University of Florida recognized the 2020 Gator100 honorees on Friday, February 28 at the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Presented by the UF Alumni Association and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business, the Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. The event serves not only as a setting where UF’s elite entrepreneurs can gather and share their talents and wisdom, but as an inspiration to fellow Gators to

Fifth annual Gator100 honors UF entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2019 Gator100 honorees on Friday, February 22 at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Presented by the UF Alumni Association and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business, the Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. The event serves not only as a setting where UF’s elite entrepreneurs can gather and share their talents and wisdom, but as an inspiration to fellow Gators

Five Warrington alumni named to Gator100 four years in a row

Since the inception of the Gator100 in 2015, more than 150 companies led by alumni from the Warrington College of Business have been named to the list that honors the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. Many of those businesses have been named to the Gator100 multiple years since 2015. Five of those businesses, though, share a unique connection. The Bowman Law Firm, Cabinets.com, SSP Innovations, Study Edge and Victory Tailgate have all had the special distinction

UF entrepreneurs honored at fourth annual Gator100

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2018 Gator100 honorees on Friday at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Presented by the UF Alumni Association and the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business, the Gator100 honors the 100 fastest-growing Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. The event serves not only as a setting where UF’s elite entrepreneurs can gather and share their talents and wisdom, but as an inspiration to fellow Gators to be

Third annual Gator100 Awards honor UF entrepreneurs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida recognized the 2017 Gator100 honorees on Friday at the university’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The Gator100, presented by UF, the Warrington College of Business and its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, celebrates the world’s 100 fastest-growing businesses led or owned by UF alumni. Companies are ranked by compound annual growth rate over the past three years. Nine companies topped a 100% compound annual growth rate this year after only five companies reached that mark at last year’s event. View the

UF entrepreneurs honored at 2nd Annual Gator100 Awards

The University of Florida welcomed 57 new companies to the Gator100 family during the 2nd Annual Gator100 Awards on Friday at UF’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. More than 500 guests attended the luncheon and awards ceremony where former U.S. Senator Bob Graham (BA ’59) was the keynote speaker. The Gator100, presented by UF, the Warrington College of Business and its Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, celebrates the world’s 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Companies are ranked by

Warrington alumnus a quick study in entrepreneurship

Technology has impacted virtually every major industry imaginable. But, according to Ethan Fieldman, there’s one significant and surprising field that hasn’t felt technology’s full impact: Education. Fieldman is committed to changing that through Study Edge, the online tutoring service he founded that has helped more than 50,000 University of Florida students. Study Edge will be one of 100 companies honored Friday at the 2nd Annual Gator100 Awards, which recognizes the fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses in the world. The concept

Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham to deliver keynote speech at Gator100

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sen. Bob Graham, one of the most accomplished politicians in Florida’s history, will deliver the keynote address at the Gator100 Awards at noon on Feb. 19 at the J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sen. Graham served in the U.S. Senate for 18 years where he was an authority on domestic issues such as Everglades restoration, immigration and off-shore drilling, as well as a leading expert on foreign policy and intelligence. Most notably, he served as Chairman

UF celebrates entrepreneurial spirit at inaugural Gator100 Awards

The University of Florida’s most innovative and emerging companies were celebrated Friday at the inaugural Gator100 Awards at UF’s Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Sponsored by UF, the Warrington College of Business Administration and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compounded annual growth rate over the past three years to generate the ranking. Fifteen of UF’s 16 colleges were represented in the

Entrepreneurial vision has alumnus on inaugural Gator100

Skye Perry’s small business, which he and three co-workers operated from his basement, was at a pivotal point. The company was doing well, but 80-hour work weeks and limited capital and resources were keeping it from growing. So what would Perry do? Scale back or go all-in? He chose the latter, and has been reaping the rewards ever since. Perry’s entrepreneurial vision—coupled with detailed analysis and some good advice—has taken his company, SSP Innovations, to new heights. SSP Innovations will