Newsletter
June 08, 2017
Events
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.
The CEO Forum
6 - 8 p.m.
Wed. June 14
FAU Tech Runway will host
The CEO Forum: South Florida featuring Simon Kay, President and CEO of Aerospace Technologies Group. 

This exclusive event is designed for C-level executives, including company presidents, corporate principals and business owners of growth companies.

For free tickets, click
here.
Eat, Drink & Connect
Happy Hour
5:30 p.m.
Tues. June 20
Come mix and mingle with fellow FAU Tech Runway innovators over  drinks and  appetizers. Invite your team, clients, and friends to meet some of South Florida's most talented entrepreneurs.

To RSVP, click  here .

Questions? Contact Meredith .  
Women in Business & Law
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fri. June 23
Join Women in Business & Law at Bombay Room Yoga for a relaxing night of yoga, meditation, and business networking.

The event will include samples from Unleash Life Cold Pressed Juice and Dipsa Snacks. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Abandoned Pet Rescue.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Elissa.
Program Highlights
FY17-18 State Funding
We learned on Friday that Florida Gov. Rick Scott line-item vetoed funding for all incubator and accelerator programs in Florida, including the $1.2MM state grant for FAU Tech Runway. The vetoes are part of more than $400 million that Scott used his line-item veto authority to cut from the $83 billion budget approved by state lawmakers last month.

Our funding for the upcoming fiscal year will come from a variety of sources, including direct support from FAU, foundation grants, corporate donors, and Advisory Board member dues. During the FY15-16 period, we experienced a similar outcome and FAU provided $825K in direct financial support to FAU Tech Runway. 


Overall this has been a great legislative session for students, FAU and the entire State University System (SUS). The SUS received excellent levels of funding and as a result FAU will receive performance funding, Public Education Capital Outlay funds for two projects (Jupiter Research Building and Cooling Tower Replacement), and additional financial support to hire faculty and increase excellence within our graduate education programs.

We look forward to working with the Governor and legislature to ensure continued success in 2018 and keep FAU on track to become the nation's fastest improving public university.

Venture Company Highlights
Candidate.Guru Forms Strategic Partnership
Candidate.Guru, a Venture Class 2 company, has formed a strategic partnership with KontactIntelligence (Ki).  Ki, which supports hospital and healthcare clients, will gain access to Candidate.Guru technology that helps predict the culture fit between job candidates and the people they will be working with.

Forbes magazine conducted a recent study that shows 60% of new hires fail because of a bad match with the hiring manager and company. Candidate.Guru is solving this problem. 

To learn more about the partnership, click here .
NeuroPharmalogics Nominated for Lifees
NeuroPharmalogics, a Venture Class 4 company, is a Lifees award nominee. Life Sciences South Florida will be hosting an awards ceremony at the eMerge Americas conference in Miami next Monday.

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.

Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine, will be moderating the event. To learn more, click here.
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