FAU Tech Runway & GCVCA to Host 'Meet the Angels' Event

By brittany sylvestri | 1/30/2018

FAU Tech Runway ® and Gold Coast Venture Capital Association will host the annual “Meet The Angels” event on Thursday, Feb. 8 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton. Tickets are $55 per person.

“Meet The Angels” is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to meet some of South Florida’s major angel groups, early-stage investors and investment funds.  Local entrepreneurs will learn who these organizations are, who to contact, their investment parameters and their process.  In addition, attendees will learn about current issues related to startup and growth funding.

Investors and angel organizations attending the event will gain exposure to South Florida’s broader entrepreneurial community and network with fellow early-stage investors.

“‘Meet the Angels’ has become one of the ‘must attend’ events every year for entrepreneurs, investors, and everyone involved in the early-stage technology eco-system,” said Rhys. L. Williams, associate vice president for research and the managing director for FAU Tech Runway®. “This annual event assembles the primary dealmakers and thought leaders who are most active within the southeast Florida region. Attendees gain unique insights and make direct contact with the very few active early-stage technology investors in our midst.”  

FAU Tech Runway® is launching South Florida’s next generation of global entrepreneurs and creating an ecosystem that provides all the resources entrepreneurs need to thrive in one collaborative hub.  Its annual Launch Competition selects 21 of the most promising early-stage companies for the year-long “Venture Class” program, including seven student-led companies, seven faculty spinouts and seven community-based companies.

Gold Coast Venture Capital Association is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to provide a forum to share information and develop relationships between entrepreneurs, investors and service providers, from Palm Beach to Miami. The organization has cultivated the best of Florida's entrepreneurs and venture capital organizations to inspire, excite and help launch new businesses on the east coast.

To purchase tickets to attend the event, click here. For more information on exhibitor tables and becoming a sponsor, click here. For more information about Gold Coast Venture Capital Association, visit gcva.org. For more information about FAU Tech Runway®, visit techrunway.fau.edu.