The deadline to submit nominations for the 2016 Gator100, a ranking of the 100 fastest-growing, Gator-owned or Gator-led businesses, is this coming Tuesday, September 15.
Sponsored by the University of Florida, the Warrington College of Business and the College's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Gator100 recognizes entrepreneurial excellence by UF alumni whose growth and innovation have made genuine differences in their communities.
To qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of October 1, 2015, and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more in 2012. Additionally, a UF alumnus or alumni must have met one of the following three leadership criteria: owned fifty percent or more of the company from January 1, 2012, through October 1, 2015; or have served as company's chief executive from January 1, 2012, through October 1, 2015; or founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from January 1, 2012, through October 1, 2015.
Fifteen of the sixteen colleges were represented in last year's inaugural Gator100, including UF College fo the Arts alumnus Ron Edelen (BFAGR ‘02, MFA ’05), cofounder of Myjive. Check out his story here.
To nominate a company—nominations will not be made public and self-nominations are welcomed—visit gator100.ufl.edu/nominations.asp.