Newsletter
March 27, 2017
Events
FAU President's Gala
Sat. April 1
Join us for an evening of fun for a good cause. The 2017 FAU President's Gala will feature gourmet dining, live entertainment, exciting auction items, fireworks and more.

Since 2011, the annual FAU Gala has raised more than $2.6 million to help current and future Owls fulfill their academic dreams, thanks to generous sponsors, donors and attendees. More than 800 alumni, friends, faculty and staff attended last year's event. They hope to break that record this year.

For more information and to purchase sponsorships or tickets, visit the gala website.
2017 Launch Competition
We would like to thank all the entrepreneurs, mentors, IP attorneys, investors, sponsors, donors and community partners who helped spread the word about our Launch Competition.

We look forward to announcing our finalists and hearing their pitches! Stay tuned for details.
Opportunities
YEA!
Investor Panel Competition
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Wed. April 5
Join The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) for their Investor Panel Competition featuring noteworthy speakers such as Daniel Cane, CEO & co-founder
of Modernizing Medicine. 
 
YEA! is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into confident entrepreneurs.

Walk-ins will not be accommodated. To register by the March 31 deadline, click here.
10th Annual Florida Venture Early Stage Capital Conference
Thurs. & Fri. May 18-19
The Florida Venture Forum is calling for early stage companies to apply to present at the 2017 Florida Early Stage Capital Conference .

FAU Tech Runway venture class companies have had major success with this event in the past.
 
Last year Candidate.Guru (Venture Class 3) took first place, winning $100,000, and Symptify (Venture Class 4) took second place, winning $30,000.

Email Rhys L. Williams if you plan on applying and he will rally for your success.

The final application deadline is April 18, 2017. To apply now, click here.
Venture Company Highlights
Candidate.Guru Featured in the Sun Sentinel
Venture Class 2 company, Candidate.Guru, was featured in an article by the Sun Sentinel. The start-up has  completed a $1.1 million financing round, topped off by $300,000 from The Florida Institute for Commercialization of Public Research, which operates out of Gainesville and Boca Raton.

Candidate.Guru is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources. Founded in 2014, Candidate.Guru delivers talent mapping and pipelining applications designed to vastly improve the hiring process for companies.

To learn more about their recent successes and view the full article, visit the Sun Sentinel's  website.
Mind&Melody Makes it to Round 4 in Competition
Congrats to Mind&Melody for making it to Round Five and the final four non-profits in the Brackets For Good competition.  The team that wins Round Six, the "Ultimate Championship," receives an additional $10,000 from a corporate sponsor.

Mind&Melody, a Venture Class 4 non-profit organization, is using music to improve the quality of life for people experiencing dementia, Alzheimer's and other neurocognitive impairments.
 
To help them get to Round Six and secure an additional $10,000 for their cause, donate by Mar. 28 here.
EagleEye Intelligence Poised for Success
Scott Adams, an  FAU Tech Runway Advisory Board member and Venture Class 1 graduate,  was recently featured in Florida Trend magazine's Southeast Florida roundup.  Adam's company, EagleEye Intelligence, won $50,000 in Florida Venture Forum's 2016 VentureTech  Showcase .

The start-up combines equipment such as drones with sensors, analytics and a proprietary software platform called Strax.
Second Annual Impact Report
If you haven't had a chance yet, check out our second annual economic impact report.

Since its inception in 2014, FAU Tech Runway has launched and supported 29 start-up companies, which collectively have raised over $19 million in capital, created over 239 jobs and generated over $8.3 million in sales revenue. For details, click here.
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