April 18, 2017
FAU College of Business
Business Plan Competition
8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fri. April 21
Show your support for the College of Business at their competition. The event will feature the top five finalists pitching their business plans to judges. Keynote speaker, Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University, will discuss "Secrets to Pitching Investors." For details, click here
SBA Workshop
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Mon. April 24
Congresswoman Lois Frankel invites you to an informational workshop for small businesses with representatives from SBA who will teach you how to gain access to federal contracts and share other SBA information.

For questions, please contact their office at 561-998-9045.

To RSVP, click here .
FAU Wave Event
5 - 7 p.m.
Mon. April 24
You are cordially invited to the FAU Wave Awards Ceremony, to celebrate the accomplishments of undergraduate researchers and entrepreneurs. The event will be held in the Acura Room of the FAU football stadium.

RSVP to FAU Wave.
SPARK Hollywood
5 - 8 p.m.
Thurs. May 11
SPARK Hollywood is a pitch competition for early-stage entrepreneurs. This event promotes innovation and entrepreneurship for local startups, entrepreneurs, small businesses and inventors in South Florida.

Highlights include over $10,000 in cash and in kind prizes, special guest speaker former Florida State Senator Jeremy Ring, introductions to sponsors, networking, music and a cash bar.

The deadline for applications is April 21, 2017. Apply here.

To purchase tickets, click here.
Venture Company Highlights
PowerCalc Continues to Grow
PowerCalc, a Venture Class 3 company, has continued to develop new functionalities and gain new customers, since their cloud launch in December 2016.

Their first automatic graphic 1 Line Diagram will launch in the next four weeks. PowerCalc's 1 Line Diagram is tied to its more than 7 million calculations.
June Adams, CEO, and James Khalil, President, will speak at the Alabama-Mississippi Engineering Society's Conference in May on disruptive technology and their company.

PowerCalc is the first SaaS-based software that completely automates the electrical engineering calculations for the building, construction, and facility management industries in compliance with the National Electrical Code. They received  Gold Winner of 2016 Product of the Year by  Consulting Specifying Engineers.  To read their new blog and subscribe to their newsletter, click here .
Modulux Poised To Become Industry Leader
Modulux Lighting, Venture Class 1 alumni, has advanced its LED lighting platform to create a best in class product. The company has developed a versatile series of products that have strong potential in five emerging markets: cannabis cultivation, vertical/urban farming, controlled-environment agriculture, algae photo-bioreactors, and human centric lighting.

Most recently, Modulux added smartphone control which enables growers to customize lighting "on the fly." In addition, initial beta testing in Colorado has validated the effectiveness of their cannabis grow light. With further fine tuning and planned cost reductions, the company is poised to become a market leader.

Modulux Lighting produces state-of-the-art, energy efficient LED based commercial lighting fixtures that are environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

To learn more about the company, visit their website.

New Faces
Pinar Yildirim, M.B.A.
Financial Research Analyst, Head of Investor Relations 
FAU Tech Runway
Pinar Yildirim, M.B.A.  has joined FAU Tech Runway as its new Financial Research Analyst and Head of Investor Relations. Yildirim comes to FAU from the University of Cambridge Research Operations Office as a Research Support Advisor. Her experience includes M&A advisory and private banking. Yildirim earned her MBA degree in Finance from DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
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