March 1, 2018
Launch Competition Applications Now Open
Applications for the 2018 Launch Competition are now open! We're seeking exceptional entrepreneurs and startups with high-growth potential and disruptive technologies.

The top seven companies will receive $15,000 in cash grants. All 21 winners will receive 16-weeks of entrepreneurial bootcamp training, world-class mentoring, free working space for one year and much more.

 Applications are due by March 9.  To check out our competition resources, business plan guides and pitch deck templates, click here . To view the full list of program benefits, competition rules and to submit your application, click the link below.
Web Monday - Logo Design 101
Join Palm Beach Tech for their upcoming Web Monday event, Logo Design 101, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on March 5 at Palm Beach Tech in West Palm Beach. The event will feature Adam Ross , founder and owner of AR Design . Web Monday is a monthly workshop for tech enthusiasts in Palm Beach County and beyond. For more information, click the link below.
SFTA Tech Talent Fest
The South Florida Technology Alliance is hosting a Tech Talent Fest on March 13 from 2 - 8 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University.

The event brings together job seekers, career changers, college students, hiring managers, business owners and talented entrepreneurs in the tech space. Highlights include networking, recruiting opportunities, breakout sessions and special presentations. For sponsorship opportunities and to purchase tickets, click the link below.
Have you ever asked yourself ... How do I set up my first venture company? Can the nature of my company evolve over time? How do I pitch to investors? How do I keep competitors at bay? How can I add value to my enterprise?

If so, you'll want to join us for Why Did I Do That? Lessons for Entrepreneurs.

Learn from a panel of experts who have been there and done that. The event will take place from 6 - 8:30 p.m. on March 15 at FAU Tech Runway.

This event includes networking, light appetizers and one free drink ticket. Advanced ticket purchase required.
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 March 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.
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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