Dec. 14, 2017
Child Rescue Coalition Announces Keynote
The Child Rescue Coalition, an FAU Tech Runway non-profit, is proud to announce their 2018 gala keynote speaker is Ashley Judd. Ashley is a Golden Globe nominated actress, political activist, humanitarian and survivor of childhood sexual abuse. She was recently named TIME magazine's Person of the Year for her work addressing sexual assault.

The gala will take place at 6 p.m. on Fri. Mar. 9, 2018 at the Delray Beach Marriott. Proceeds from the event will go towards the non-profit's mission to protect children from sexual exploitation through technology. For tickets and information, click the link below.
Science on Tap
Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D., director of I-SENSE, will present “Everything, Everywhere, Connected: The Internet of Things,” at 7 p.m. tonight , Dec. 14 at Due South Brewing Co. in Boynton Beach. Admission is free. Seating is limited. To RSVP, click the link below.
Claim Your Future Showcase
The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County needs your support to introduce South Florida's future workforce to career opportunities in the region. The Claim Your Future Showcase will take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

An interactive display will be given to exhibitors so attendees can learn about their company and industry, while students will discover future occupations and career paths in South Florida.

For more information, please contact Kristen Boyd at 561.835.1008, ext. 4106 or  kboyd@bdb.org.
Meet The Angels – Rescheduled
FAU Tech Runway and Gold Coast Venture Capital Association invite you to Meet The Angels on Thur. Feb. 8 at FAU Tech Runway.

The event is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to meet some of South Florida's major angel groups and investors. Local entrepreneurs will learn about these organizations, who to contact, their investment parameters, and process.

Investors and angel organizations will gain exposure to South Florida's broader entrepreneurial community and network with fellow investors.
Women Startup Challenge
The Women Startup Challenge: Emerging Tech 2018 is accepting applications until Dec. 19. The challenge is one of the largest pitch competitions to showcase and fund top early-stage women-led technology startups. The challenge will take place at Google’s New York Campus in March 2018.

Ten finalists will be selected to pitch their tech ventures before a panel of investors, including Nisha Dua, a partner at BBG Ventures, Rebecca Kaden, a partner at Union Square Ventures, and Hoolie Tejwani, Vice President at Obvious Ventures. The grand prize winner will receive $50,000 as a cash grant for their startup. All ten finalists will receive pitch coaching and participate in a mentoring day with top investors.
Florida Venture Capital Conference
The Florida Venture Forum invites you to the 27th Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference from Jan. 29 – 31 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

Presenting companies will pitch to active equity investors, learn from experienced service providers, connect with other successful entrepreneurs, and have the opportunity to win cash prizes. Previous presenting companies have raised more than $3 billion. Presenter applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of active venture capitalists and investors. Application deadline is Dec. 20 .
2018 Young Scientist Challenge
3M and Discovery Education are teaming up again to challenge passionate fifth through eighth graders across the country to harness their curiosity to solve real-world problems through science and innovation. Devin Willis, an FAU Tech Runway student entrepreneur, placed fourth in the 2017 national competition.

Students are encouraged to submit their innovative idea for the chance to win an exclusive mentorship with a 3M Scientist and up to $25,000. All entries must be submitted by  Apr. 19, 2018.
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