Jan. 18, 2018
Launch Competition Applications Open Jan. 26
Applications for the 2018 Launch Competition open next Fri. Jan. 26. The annual competition provides the most promising ventures and talented entrepreneurs the opportunity to join FAU Tech Runway's Venture Class program.

Winners will receive entrepreneurship instruction based on the Stanford Lean LaunchPad curriculum, structured team mentoring modeled on the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, no-cost working space in FAU Tech Runway's 28,000-square-foot facility, introductions to potential sources of investment capital, preferred access to regional events and up to $100,000 in cash grant awards.

Participants will also become part of a robust community of fellow entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, instructors, interns, and top-level support professionals. Each Venture Class brings together up-and-coming startup and early stage companies, attracting entrepreneurs from across the region, FAU student ventures and faculty-entrepreneurs.

Applications are due by Fri. Mar. 9 . To learn more, click the link below.
Meet The Angels
FAU Tech Runway and Gold Coast Venture Capital Association invite you to  Meet The Angels , 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., Thur. Feb. 8 at FAU Tech Runway.

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

In addition, attendees will learn about current issues related to startup and growth funding. Investors and angel organizations attending the event will gain exposure to South Florida's broader entrepreneurial community and network with fellow investors.
Festival of the Arts Boca:
Peter Diamandis
Festival of the Arts Boca presents Authors and Ideas with Peter Diamandis , 7 p.m. on Wed. Feb. 28 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. In addition to a keynote presentation by Peter Diamandis, the event will include tables with live demonstrations from FAU Tech Runway's venture class companies and TechGarage.

In 2014, Fortune Magazine named Peter Diamandis one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. Diamandis is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation. He is also the co-founder and executive chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels international leaders on exponentially growing technologies.
Rice Business Plan Competition
Compete to join the world's biggest business plan competition, where collegiate entrepreneurs get real-world experience with pitching their startups to investors, integrating with the entrepreneurial ecosystem, enhancing their startup strategy and learning what it takes to launch a successful business.

The RBPC is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. Participants will have the opportunity to receive mentoring from investors and experienced entrepreneurs, network with potential venture capitalists and investors, receive individual feedback during three separate sessions and receive up to $1.7 million in prizes. Applications are due on Feb. 9 .
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