April 03, 2017
Brainfood Speaker Series
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Tues. April 18
Join like-minded entrepreneurs for an evening of networking and brainfood at the LAB Miami, featuring Gaston Taratuta.

Taratuta is a 17-year veteran of digital marketing in Latin America. As the founder of Internet Media Services, Inc. (IMS), he brings his expertise in media, marketing and digital platforms to create solutions for global clients seeking to grow their businesses throughout Latin America.

Tickets are $20. To register, click here.
Venture Class 4 Graduation
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tues. May 23
Join us for the Venture Class 4 Graduation and Demo Day. The morning's public event will be followed by a VIP private luncheon for friends and family of graduates. Invitations will be sent to Venture Class 4 companies this week.
2017 Launch Competition
Winners Reveal
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tues. May 23
Be among the first to congratulate the new FAU Tech Runway Venture Class 5 companies at the winners' reveal event. Enjoy an awards ceremony, keynote speaker, networking, drinks and music.
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 and 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.
Venture Company Highlights
ShipMonk Continues to Soar
Shipmonk, a Venture Class 1 company, has achieved remarkable success since joining FAU Tech Runway. The company has earned $5 million in revenue, created 35 full-time jobs and up to 60 part-time jobs. They will be moving into a 35,000-square-foot facility this month.

ShipMonk uses a sophisticated application to help people all over the world buy anything they want (from a shirt to a boat) in the U.S. with any currency, even BitCoin, and have it shipped to their location.

"The incredible growth of Shipmonk absolutely could not have been possible without the dedicated support of FAU Tech Runway's staff and mentors, plus all of the services provided to us at no cost," says CEO Jan Bednar. "Truly an indispensable resource!"

Check out this great Tedx Talk that Bednar gave in 2016, discussing what college students need to know before starting a business, here.

Have You Downloaded Squeeze?
Support Venture Class 4 company, Squeeze, by downloading their money management app today.

The company's FinTech application is designed to be your financial concierge. Squeeze analyzes your spending habits, reduces your bills and grows your wealth through expert coaching and comparative pricing analysis.

For more information and to download the app, click here.

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