Feb. 15, 2018
Child Rescue Coalition Aims for 10,000 Arrests
The Child Rescue Coalition , a FAU Tech Runway company, is dedicated to developing state-of-the-art technology for law enforcement to track, arrest, and prosecute child predators and rescue children from sexual exploitation and abuse. Since their inception in 2013, their technology has been instrumental in the rescue of more than 2,200 children and the arrests of more than 9,600 dangerous predators.   
 
The non-profit is now on the quest to reach their 10,000th arrest and they need your support. In order to keep their CPS Technology at zero cost, they have launched the $10 for 10,000 Arrests Campaign . By making a donation, you will directly fund advancements to their technology and the training of more law enforcement officers around the globe.

The Child Rescue Coalition will also host their annual gala, featuring Ashely Judd as the keynote speaker on Fri. Mar. 9 at the Delray Beach Marriott. Judd 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. To purchase tickets to the gala, click the link below.
Festival of the Arts Boca:
Peter Diamandis
Festival of the Arts Boca presents Authors and Ideas with Peter Diamandis at 7 p.m. on Wed. Feb. 28 at Mizner Park Amphitheater. In addition to the 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 as 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.
12th Annual State of the CIO
The CIO Council of South Florida invites you to the 12th Annual State of the CIO from 7 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Mar. 14 at The Signature Grand in Ft. Lauderdale.

The event will feature keynote speaker Christina "CK" Kerley. CK is known for her signature “edu-taining” style, educating and entertaining her audiences with speeches on wide-ranging technology topics and trends. Based in New York City, she has been featured at best-in-class companies, including Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Amazon, E*TRADE, The United Nations, Best Buy and The Ad Council.

FAU Tech Runway community members can purchase tickets with an exclusive 20% discount at the link below.
Pitch to Pery Competition
Do you have a startup that can transform the retail or fashion industries? Perry Ellis International, in partnership with LabVentures and Accelerated Growth Partners, is looking for innovative ideas and technology solutions that can transform the fashion industry.

Startups in the retail tech, fashion tech, marketing, e-commerce and brand engagement industries can pitch their companies for the chance to win a pilot program with the multi-billion-dollar company. In addition, the competition will introduce entrepreneurs to some of the key decision makers at Perry Ellis International, potentially leading to a commercial opportunity.  Applications close on Feb. 21 .
Startup of the Year Competition
TechCo is currently seeking applications for the 6th Annual Startup of the Year Competition. The organization   is looking for diverse, emerging startups from around the world. Startups must be innovative, have a live and viable product, be less than four years old and have received less than $4 million in funding.

TechCo has been bringing together and showcasing early-stage startups since 2006. Their mission is to discover and support the most promising and innovative startups in the world. The organization has helped amplify the success of standout companies including GrubHub, Groupon, LivingSocial, AddThis, Desk and Uber.

Applications are due by Apr. 30 .
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