April 25, 2017
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 prizes, special guest speaker former Florida State Senator Jeremy Ring, introductions to sponsors, networking, music and a cash bar. To purchase tickets, 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. RSVP here.
2017 Launch Competition
Winners Reveal
1:30 - 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. Festivities will include the awards ceremony, presentation of checks, keynote speaker, and a spirited reception including music and gourmet food. RSVP here.
Venture Company Highlights
Blake Lively Supports the Child Rescue Coalition
The movie star is working with the Child Rescue Coalition, a Venture Class 3 company, on promoting their groundbreaking technology that flags the IP addresses of people who share and download sexually explicit images of minors.

Lively discusses her commitment to support the groundbreaking non-profit in this month's issue of Variety magazine.
Aquaco Farms Featured by Inc.
Aquaco Farms, a $25,000 Venture Class 4 winner, was featured in Inc. Magazine. The company discusses how their high-tech fish-farming operation is changing the way seafood is sourced and purchased. Read the entire Inc. article here.

If you would like to learn more about Aquaco Farms, visit their website
Modulux Lighting Selected as Finalist
Special thanks to everyone who voted for Modulux Lighting, a Venture Class 1 company, who was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge.

The company beat more than 100 start-ups and is in the running to win the People's Pick award and a profile in The Miami Herald Business Monday section.
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