Events

Oct
26
Thu
FAU Tech Runway Maverick Reception (Boca Raton)
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

 

FAU Tech Runway
901 NW 35th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431-6410

 

For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact:

Mary Katherine Morales
Director for Development and Economic Advancement
561-951-3450
mk.morales@fau.edu

 

For general information, please contact:

Jessica Beaver
Assistant Director
561-297-8000
techrunway@fau.edu 

FAU Tech Runway Advisory Board:

Donald Kiselewski, Chairman
Lenny Chesal
Arnold Cohen
Lon Gorman
Marti La Tour
Connor Lynch

 

 

Price
Quantity
Total
Silver Sponsor
$5,000
Gift includes Maverick Reception naming assets opportunity, social media recognition, 10 VIP Maverick Reception tickets & 6 VIP Launch Competition tickets. Business logo or family’s name will be displayed in program, on website & on event banners.
Bronze Sponsor
$2,500
Gift includes 6 VIP Maverick Reception tickets & 4 VIP Launch Competition tickets. Business logo or family’s name will be displayed in the program, on the website & on event signage.
Signature Sponsor
$1,000
Gift includes 2 VIP Maverick Reception tickets & 2 VIP Launch Competition tickets. Business logo or family’s name will be displayed in the program & on the website.
Individual Ticket
$100

The portion of your payment that qualifies as a charitable contribution will be reflected on the receipt you receive from the FAU Foundation, Inc. The amount of your payment that exceeds the fair market value of any consideration your received in the form of privileges or other benefits will be the amount that may be deductible as a charitable contribution. Consult with your tax advisor for deductibility of your charitable gift.

Nov
2
Thu
2017 FLORIDA VENTURETECH SHOWCASE OF NORTH FLORIDA (Jacksonville)
Nov 2 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

2017 FLORIDA VENTURETECH SHOWCASE OF NORTH FLORIDA

Join the Florida Venture Forum / Venture Education Foundation, Space Florida and pARTner, Art Republic for the 2017 VentureTech Showcase of North Florida at 100 N. Laura Street, 4th Floor in Jacksonville on November 2, 2017 from 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.

The showcase is a capital acceleration competition and business-networking event featuring presentations by some of Florida’s most promising early stage companies.

Presenting companies will compete for the Space Florida Accelerating Innovation Award which amounts to a $25,000 CASH award to the winning company.

As an added component, the Forum mixes art with tech for the Techism exhibit now displaying throughout the downtown Jacksonville area. Attendees get to experience another aspect of the tech side with the infusion of art via our pARTnership with ArtRepublic. After the conclusion of the event, attendees will walk through Hemming Park to get to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) where guests will witness Miguel Chevalier’s exhibition at MOCA. This is the first time this world-renowned artist has exhibited in the United States.

THE FINAL PRESENTER’S APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 16, 2017.
DON’T DELAY – REGISTER TO ATTEND OR APPLY TO PRESENT TODAY!

About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov.

About Florida Venture Forum: The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping emerging Florida companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. The organization provides programs statewide throughout the year in addition to hosting the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and the Early Stage Capital Conference. www.flventure.org.

About ArtRepublic: ArtRepublic is a global movement putting the voice of our culture back into the hands of the artists which hosts a multi-day art event featuring public art, a techism exhibition, fashion show and lecture series. www.artrepublicjax.org.

Nov
3
Fri
SCx3 CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

SCx3 CYBERSECURITY CONFERENCE

SPACE COAST, FL is the high tech leader in the third largest state. Needless to say, cybersecurity’s economic relevance is booming here which is why we’re hosting a first-ever cybersecurity conference in-partnership with the University of Florida.

This event brings a diverse set of cybersecurity stakeholders together to discuss major industry trends and get exposure to some deep technical training direct from the experts themselves.

MARK TEHRANIPOOR

Co-Director of Florida Institute for Cybersecurity

Mark Tehranipoor, co-director of Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research and Intel Endowed Chair Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, will share the role that next-generation talent will play in delivering cybersecurity solutions to the connected world. The session offers an overview of the university’s current research on embedded systems security, reverse engineering, vulnerability analysis, and Internet of Things (IoT) security.

PATRICK TRAYNOR

Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida

Patrick Traynor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. His research uncovered critical vulnerabilities in cellular networks, made the first measurement of mobile malware infections and offers robust mechanisms for combatting Caller-ID scams.

Recipient of a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2010, was named a Sloan Fellow in 2014 and a Fellow for the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion in 2016.

JORDAN WIENS

Founder of Vector35

Jordan started his professional career at the University of Florida where he got to do a little bit of everything security related. His love of CTFs, however, drove him to a job at a government contractor where he honed his reverse engineering and vulnerability research skills. Now, his goal in life is to become a professional CTF e-sports caster which is why he founded Vector 35. He claims he can stop buying NERF any time he wants, but no one believes him.

YIER JIN

Endowed IoT Term Professor in the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World

Yier Jin is the Endowed IoT Term Professor in the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World and also an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the University of Florida (UF).  His research focuses on the areas of embedded systems design and security, trusted hardware intellectual property (IP) cores and hardware-software co-design for modern computing systems. His is currently focusing on the design and security analysis on Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices with particular emphasis on information integrity and privacy protection in the IoT era. Dr. Jin received the Best Paper Award in the 52nd Design Automation Conference in 2015, the 21st Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference in 2016, and the 10th IEEE Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust in 2017.

Agenda

November 3, 2017
3 PM Check-in + Let the Games Begin
5 PM Dinner + Remarks + Happy hour
6 PM The Evolution of Hardware-Assisted Computing Systems for IoT Dr. Yier Jin
7 PM Crackpot – Overview of the process to exploit an IoT Device Raytheon
7:45 – Midnight HR/Networking + Snacks + Gaming + Challenges
November 4, 2017
8 AM Breakfast + Games + Challenges
9 AM Welcome + Remarks
9:30 AM Next Generation Cybersecurity Solutions Dr. Mark Tehranipor
10:15 AM Panel Discussion
11 AM Intro Stack Based Overflows Raytheon
12 PM Break for Lunch + Networking + Games + Lockpick Village
1:30 PM Full Stack Hardware/Software Security Dr. Patrick Traynor
2:30 PM Panel: Entrepreneurism in Cybersecurity Vector 35, Authomate
3:30 PM Break
4 PM Bluetooth Mesh Security Bryan Jenks
5 PM Thank you + Networking

 

Nov
14
Tue
Diary of an Entrepreneur: From Startup to Public Company: The Strategic Investments That Fueled the Growth of Tribridge (Tampa)
Nov 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

TECH Talk SEPTEMBER 2017

Tampa Bay Innovation Center

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM (EDT)

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TECH Talk September 2017 Sep 12, 2017 Free

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Event Details

Presenter: Tony DiBenedetto, Tribridge chairman and CEO

Date  Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Time:  8:30 am – 10:00 am

Cost:  Free (but registration is requested)

Location:  Microsoft, 5426 Bay Center Drive, Tampa, FL

 

Diary of an Entrepreneur

From Startup to Public Company: The Strategic Investments That Fueled the Growth of Tribridge

 

      The September program will be presented by Tony DiBenedetto, Tribridge chairman and CEO. He will discuss leading Tampa-based Tribridge from a startup in 1998 to a $180 million software, services and cloud business before recently being acquired by DXC, the world’s leading independent, end-to-end IT services company. He will share his journey on growing Tribridge through outside capital as well as strategic investments in developing culture, talent and innovation.
Presented by Tampa Bay Innovation Center, TECH Talk is the area’s premier networking and educational event developed specifically to meet the interest of the local entrepreneurial community.

 

 NOTE: PHOTO ID REQUIRED AT SIGN IN

Have questions about TECH Talk SEPTEMBER 2017? Contact Tampa Bay Innovation Center
Nov
16
Thu
2017 FLORIDA VENTURETECH SHOWCASE OF SOUTH FLORIDA (Boca Raton)
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

2017 FLORIDA VENTURETECH SHOWCASE OF SOUTH FLORIDA


Join the Florida Venture Forum / Venture Education Foundation for the 2017 Florida VentureTech Showcase of South Florida at the Tech Runway, on the FAU Campus in Boca Raton on November 16th from 1:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. The showcase is a capital acceleration competition and business-networking event featuring presentations by some of Florida’s most promising early stage companies.

Presenting companies will compete for the Space Florida Accelerating Innovation Award which amounts to a $25,000 CASH award to the winning company.

        

Presenters will be chosen by a selection committee, comprised of investors, evaluating early stage companies from throughout the state of Florida. Selection criteria for early stage companies are listed on the Forum’s website. Selection preference will be given to those early stage companies in information technology and health technology, knowledge-based services, space transportation and advanced aerospace platforms, satellite systems and science payloads, ground and operations support systems, agriculture, climate/environmental monitoring, civil protection and emergency management, International Space Station and human life science (including medical research), communications, cyber security & robotics, adventure tourism, clean /alternative energy applications, advanced materials and new products. See Company Criteria on the Forum’s website for additional details.

THE FINAL PRESENTER’S APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 16, 2017.
DON’T DELAY – REGISTER TO ATTEND OR APPLY TO PRESENT TODAY!

About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov.

About Florida Venture Forum: The Florida Venture Forum is Florida’s largest statewide support organization for investors and entrepreneurs, helping emerging Florida companies connect with sources of capital from across the country. The organization provides programs statewide throughout the year in addition to hosting the Florida Venture Capital Conference, the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition and the Early Stage Capital Conference. www.flventure.org.

About FAU Tech Runway: A South Florida public-private partnership, FAU Tech Runway serves as a hub to accelerate technology development and incubate start-up companies. This incubation and acceleration happens in a 29,000-square-foot collaborative workspace that provides students, faculty and local entrepreneurs with a complete ecosystem to house, educate, mentor, and fund their companies from origination through venture funding. www.techrunway.fau.edu.

Nov
17
Fri
Startup Weekend Orlando
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day

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Startup Weekend Orlando 11/17-19

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Startup Weekend Orlando 11/17-19

Fri, Nov 17, 2017, 6:30 PM – Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 9:00 PM EST

$20 – $99

Event Information

DESCRIPTION

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, and presentation by Sunday evening.

This time, we’ll be hosting our event in Downtown Orlando’s Catalyst Spaces, a co-working space in the heart of downtown. You’ll have access to a ton of potential customers on the streets as well as all the resources you will need within the venue to be ready to pitch to our esteemed panel of judges on Sunday night.

Pitch Prototype Launch

This weekend is particularly special, as it’s Global Startup Weekend! Global Startup Weekend brings together more than 15,000 entrepreneurs for over 200 events! Attendees and winners will have access to exclusive resources from the global community to help you launch your startups!

Global Startup Weekend 2017

Be on the lookout for more Judges, Mentors, and Schedule details coming soon!

Feb
10
Sat
2017 Florida Companies To Watch (Tampa)
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tickets Now Available
Straz CenterJoin us in beautiful Tampa Bay for 7th annual Florida Companies to Watch at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Join us on Saturday, October 14, 2017 as we award 50 growing second-stage companies headquartered in Florida. Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes, making them “worth watching”. Presented by GrowFL, in association with Edward Lowe Foundation, Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program like no other. We all have a compelling story to tell. We encourage you to tell yours!
Click Here to purchase your ticket! 

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All of the Companies to Watch Award Winners have very compelling and inspirational stories to tell! Here are a few highlights of our past winners!

Winner Highlights

Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc. (ECS)

Waymon ArmstrongWaymon Armstrong is co‐founder and chief operating officer of Engineering & Computer Simulations Inc. (ECS) – an Orlando‐based firm that defines innovation in the leading‐edge field of modeling, simulation and training. Armstrong has more than 90 employees to help, but 18 years ago he started ECS with a vision, a lot of passion and his personal life savings. After three years, the company was not generating enough revenue to pay him even a small salary. Armstrong had remortgaged his home, invested the last of the life savings, and incurred $300,000 in credit card debt. His accountant encouraged filing for bankruptcy, but Armstrong continued and ultimately landed ECS’s firstlarge assignment for the U.S. military. CLICK HERE to read more.

Interested in Hearing Waymon’s Inspiring Story In Person? Join us for The CEO Forum Tampa Bay on June 20th. CLICK HERE to Register.

DirecLogix

Aleef AdamAleef Adam, founder of DirecLogix, credits his father with providing the nudge that was the tipping point in his decision to launch DirecLogix in 2005. “Our family has always been entrepreneurial,” Adam said. “My dad has his own businesses that he has operated. After I had worked for several large companies like Hewlett Packard and Lucent Technologies, he gave me the push I needed to consider starting something on my own. He’s been successful in business and management so when he suggested I take the leap, I paid attention.”

Adam did not take a blind leap, but made a calculated choice after completing due diligence and research. “I spoke with some former colleagues and customers about why large enterprises might want to work with a startup like DirecLogix to fulfill their IT solutions,” he said. “It came down to the ability to execute, working relationships and a deep understanding of their business. Because DirecLogix could demonstrate those benefits, they were willing to work with my new company.” CLICK HERE to read more.

Hell’s Bay Marine, Inc. dba Hell’s Bay Boatworks

Chris PetersonChris Peterson, owner of Hell’s Bay Boatworks, has years of experience both on the water and in the office that he uses to guide his company alongside his wife, Wendi. Together, they lead their company, which is comprised of a number of highly skilled members dedicated to creating the finest skiffs available. Everyone at Hell’s Bay is passionate about the boats they create, and it shows in their finished skiffs.

Each skiff is built to order and crafted with the finest materials and a cutting edge design. Each client receives personal customer service. The choice of many of the greatest anglers around the world, they stay on the cutting edge of technology, while coming to know each of their customers. Hell’s Bay works to support a healthy ecosystem, and is involved in organizations like the Coastal Conservation Association, The International Game Fish Association, The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, and The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. CLICK HERE to read more.

Wicked Dolphin Distillery

JoAnn ElardoJoAnn Elardo, founder of Wicked Dolphin Distillery, is a serial entrepreneur of broad and varied scope. Having worked in the film, video and finance space, Elardo owned and operated a large shoe distribution company in Europe until she sold the company and moved to Florida in 2008.

“I moved to Florida because I needed a break from the cold Eastern Europe winters,” Elardo said. “At the time, I had some investments in commodities and in particular sugar. One evening I was analyzing my sugar commodities while drinking a cocktail made from a lousy rum. I asked myself why isn’t someone making a good Florida rum and that is when I decided to start Wicked Dolphin.” CLICK HERE to read more.

VALiNTRY

Joe ParrisJoe Parris, co-founder of VALiNTRY Services, is a serial entrepreneur in the staffing space who started VALiNTRY for the chance to innovate again. “When we sold our travel therapy staffing company, we sold to a company that is owned by the largest IT staffing company in world and we stayed on to manage our division,” Parris said. “However, we lost all our resources and ability to innovate. We believe innovation is the lifeblood of any organization and you are either growing or dying as a company and because we were no longer able to innovate and grow, we decided to move on.” CLICK HERE to read more.