August 3, 2017
10xU Pitch It Workshop
Join 10xU for an interactive workshop 7 - 8 p.m. Thu. Aug. 10 at Venture Cafe, hosted by Lorenzo de Leo, CEO of 10xU.

You'll discover how investors approach business opportunities, how to perfect your pitch and secure funding from the harshest of critics.

Register for free tickets, here.
WEX Fort Lauderdale
The Women Empower Expo is being held 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. Oct. 7 at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.

WEX is for female entrepreneurs and business leaders who are passionate about making a positive difference in their community. 

The expo will feature educational tracks for entrepreneurs at all stages of the business lifecycle, including s
eed and development, start-up, growth and establishment, and expansion and funding.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Extreme Tech Challenge
The Extreme Tech Challenge is the world's largest start-up competition with an all-star judging panel spearheaded by Sir Richard Branson. The contest is designed to help entrepreneurs that are 'natural winners' to break out of the pack, in a world crowded with interesting companies.

The top 25, top 10 and top 3 companies will gain access to valuable prizes at each level. They will receive 
unprecedented access to key investors, high-profile serial entrepreneurs, and innovators who will serve as investors and mentors to help scale their business.

To submit your application by the Aug. 15 deadline, click here.   
YEA! Young Entrepreneurs Academy
The Boca Chamber Education Foundation's Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is currently accepting applications.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through twelve through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year.

Students work in close cooperation with local leaders of industry, community members, and educators to develop ideas and objectives, write business plans, pitch potential investors, obtain funding, register with governmental agencies, develop their brand identity and much more.

For more information and to apply by the Sep. 15 deadline, click here.
Venture Company Highlights
Candidate.Guru Partners with CPI Florida
Candidate.Guru, a Venture Class 2 company, recently announced a strategic partnership with Career Partners International Florida, one of the world's largest and most successful global talent management consultancies.

With the partnership, CPI Florida clients will gain access to Candidate.Guru technology, providing them with the ability to predict a culture fit between job candidates and companies, without the need for surveys and assessment tools.

To learn more, click here.
ShipMonk CEO Reflects on Success
Jan Bednar, a Venture Class 1 graduate and the CEO of ShipMonk, recently shared his success story with the Silicon Valley Globe. In the interview, he discusses how FAU Tech Runway and Florida Atlantic University helped him achieve his entrepreneurial dreams.

ShipMonk offers multichannel order fulfillment services that enables start-ups, small, and midsize businesses to focus on building their brand and achieving next-level growth.

Read the full article 
PowerCalc Needs Your Vote
PowerCalc, a Venture Class 3 company, has been selected to compete in the Schneider Electric challenge. Winning teams will present at an American Society for Healthcare Engineering webinar. They'll also be featured in the group's publications, be recognized by Schneider Electric North America Leadership and receive up to $20,000 in prizes.

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of $29 billion in FY2016, their 144,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries, helping them to manage and process energy in ways that are efficient and sustainable.

The deadline to vote is Aug. 11. To vote for PowerCalc, click here.
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