June 27, 2017
Startup Grind:
eCommerce Fireside Chat
Tue. June 27
6:00 p.m.
Join like-minded entrepreneurs at this eCommerce fireside chat with Wren & Roch, a high fashion accessories brand. Co-founders, Karen Hansen and Laura Rachlin, will share  how they are giving back while building an eCommerce business.

Combined, the pair have more than four decades of experience designing award-winning patented products.  Purchase tickets  here .
Startup Grind:
Social Media Fireside Chat
Wed. June 28
6:00 p.m.
This Startup Grind event will feature Marc Boulos and  Chris Guzman, co-founders of Rightsyde Media  and creators of the Start-up Series, a Startup Competition in Miami.  The pair have worked with Gerard Adams (Elite Daily), Al Nelson (EZ VIP - Shark Tank), and Walker Williams (, to name a few.

During this fireside chat, they'll discuss how they turned an initial concept into a successful South Florida business.  Purchase tickets  here .
Health + Accel
GuideWell Innovation
Deadline- Mon. July 31 
Health+Accel, presented by GuideWell Innovation, is a five-day event that facilitates the innovation of Aging Well solutions and prepares entrepreneurs for success by combining powerful market insights, meaningful business coaching and strategy, and access to a network of influential executives and innovators.

After a four-day workshop, participants in Health+Accel compete in a pitch competition for a $20k cash prize in front of potential investors.

To apply by the July 31 deadline
, click here.
Program Highlights
3 New Companies Selected for Venture Class 5
We're pleased to announce that three more companies will join the 2017 Venture Class 5 Program.

The companies include Idle Automation, a faculty track winner, 
Oceanus Vi, a student track winner, and Voxel Rx, a f aculty/graduate student track winner

Idle Automation provides self-driving shuttles for university campuses, retirement communities, and resorts where short distance travel is cumbersome or inaccessible.

Oceanus Vi has created a  micro hydroelectric kinetic power system that can convert the mechanical energy of tides into electrical energy through the use of a permanent magnet alternator. This energy can then be stored into a system battery.

Voxel Rx is developing cutting-edge deep learning tools to help better understand neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease. The start-up aims to discover biomarkers for the diagnosis and early detection of dysfunction.

Congratulations winners!
Venture Company Highlights
Bacon Boxes Featured by NBC News
Logan Rae, co-founder of Bacon Boxes and an incoming Venture Class 5 entrepreneur, was featured by NBC News this month. In the article, Rae discusses start-up life and her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Read the article here.
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