Oct. 12, 2017
FPL Welcome Center Unveiled at FAU Tech Runway
We're thrilled to announce that the Florida Power and Light Company Welcome Center at FAU Tech Runway is officially open. We celebrated the unveiling yesterday with Donald Kiselewski, Director of External Affairs, Florida Power & Light Company and FAU Tech Runway Advisory Board Chairman, Rhys L. Williams, Managing Director, FAU Tech Runway, and Daniel C. Flynn, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, FAU. Come and see it at the 2017 Maverick Reception on Oct. 26.
Child Rescue Coalition Raises the Volume in Peru
This month, Child Rescue Coalition President Bill Wiltse spoke at the National Prosecutor Convention in Lima, Peru. Wiltse engaged with high-level decision makers, including Supreme Court Justices, federal judges, law enforcement investigators and prosecutors, while discussing the benefits of the coalition's CPS Technology and how it can help end childhood sexual exploitation in Latin America, as well as across the globe.

The Child Rescue Coalition will host their inaugural Coalition Cup on Nov. 5. Proceeds from the event will go towards the non-profit's mission to protect innocence through technology. For tickets and more information, click the link below.
BioFlorida Annual Conference
BioFlorida will host it's 20th Anniversary Conference for the life sciences, Oct. 15 - 17 at The Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The conference will bring together Florida's life sciences community and showcase current scientific advancements, business achievements and public policies affecting the industry.
Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Diplomacy and Conflict Prevention in the Age of Cyber-Security
The Israel Public Diplomacy Forum, in partnership with FAU Tech Runway, Research Park at FAU, and the Florida Institute, invite you to join a dynamic discussion on current affairs. The event will take place 5:30 - 7 p.m. Wed. Oct. 18 at FAU Tech Runway. Attendance is free.

RSVP to Heather Thompson by Fri. Oct 13.
IoT & AI Hackathon
MATRIX Labs and Visa invite you to the IoT and AI Hackathon Oct. 21 – 22 at at Rokk3r Labs in Wynwood, Miami. Participants will be challenged to re-imagine the retail and consumer payments experience by building on MATRIX Creators and integrating Visa APIs, for the chance to win a total of $10,000 in prizes. To register and for more information, click on the link below.
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Maverick Reception
You don’t want to miss our annual Maverick Reception, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Thur. Oct. 26 at FAU Tech Runway.

The celebration will include cutting-edge technology showcased by Tech Runway Venture Class companies, drone demonstrations, and a distinguished keynote speaker that represents a true maverick.

Come celebrate the success of our amazing entrepreneurs, and honor the mentors, advisory board members, corporate partners and donors who help make it all happen. Show your support for innovation and entrepreneurship — buy a
ticket today!
Unbound Miami 2017
Unbound, a global celebration of innovation, is bringing its internationally established platform to Miami, Nov. 1 - 2. C haired by Yossi Vardi and co-hosted by Mana Wynwood, participants will enjoy 100+ future-focused speakers, immersive brand experiences, pitch sessions and startup battles.

Come join the finest minds in fintech, adtech, AI, healthtech, and eCommerce, while making invaluable connections that will shape the future of your business.
Female Founders Startup Challenge
Calling all female founders! Unbound is accepting applications for the Female Founders Startup Challenge. The organization will invite eight of the top entrepreneurs from across the Americas to participate in an interactive competition. The winner will advance to the semi-final interviews for the next Women Innovating Now Lab cohort.

The cohort is an eight-month long program designed for high-growth female entrepreneurs. Their mission is to invest in women, empowering them to disrupt, experiment, and build successful businesses on their own terms.

Applications close Oct. 15.
2017 VentureTech Showcase
Florida Venture Forum is accepting applications for the 2017 Florida VentureTech Showcase.

The South Florida showcase will take place Nov. 16 at FAU Tech Runway. Companies will compete for the chance to win the $25,000 Space Florida Accelerating Innovation Award.

Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping emerging companies connect with sources of capital.

Applications are due Oct. 16.
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