May 30, 2017
2017 Cade Prize
Deadline: Tues. May 31
The Cade Museum is in search of entrepreneurs, inventors, researchers and early-stage companies planning to take their idea to market.

Open only to Florida residents and Florida-based companies, the Cade Prize awards $50,000 along with in-kind incentives to the winner of the competition.

To apply by the May 31 deadline, click here

To learn more, click here

eMerge Americas
Mon. & Tues. June 12 - 13
Stop by our booth this June at eMerge Americas. This action-packed tech conference features start-up competitions, summits, the latest technology trends, and global thought leaders.

The event is an outstanding opportunity to network with international buyers, entrepreneurs and investors. To learn more about eMerge Americas, click here.

To register, 
click here.
Program Highlights
Venture Class 5 Winners Revealed
Congratulations to the 2017 Launch Competition winners and Venture Class 4 graduates!

During our main event last Tuesday, four start-ups each received a $25,000 cash grant award. The winning companies are:  Hubspring Health, Ridgeback Network Defense Inc., Tap2Open LLC and Videopura LLC. About 16 more companies are expected to join the winners in the next venture class, making it the largest to date.  More than 200 people attended the graduation and announcement of the Venture Class 5 companies. 

During the event,  Rhys L. Williams, managing director of FAU Tech Runway, led a discussion with  David Koretz, a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Plum. They focused on South Florida's entrepreneurial eco-system. Koretz believes the region is on the precipice of growing exponentially, like other innovation hubs.To spur that growth, Koretz said he's focusing on expanding and attracting venture capital to the region. Organizations like FAU Tech Runway will play an important role as well, he said. 

The day also included graduating and incoming companies giving their live pitches and an awards ceremony.  To learn more about Venture Class 5, click  here.
Venture Company Highlights
Rotation Manager Nominated to Receive a Lifees
Rotation Manager, a Venture Class 4 graduate, is a Lifees award nominee. Life Sciences South Florida will be hosting an awards ceremony at the eMerge Americas conference in Miami next month.

The organization honors life science companies who have led the way through partnerships with students, faculty, researchers and scientists. Nomination categories include: demonstration of student training and research activities, benefit to the scientific community, and demonstration of community partnership.

To learn more, click here.
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