FAU Tech Runway to Celebrate Annual Maverick Reception
By brittany-sullivan | 9/21/2017
FAU Tech Runway® is set to celebrate its 2017 Maverick Reception on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton. Tickets cost $100 per person.
The reception will celebrate a year of success and innovation. FAU Tech Runway’s unique offerings to the Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem not only contribute to the University and the communities it serves, but also fosters the growth of students, faculty and local innovators and provides them with the resources they need to thrive in one collaborative hub.
“FAU Tech Runway’s annual Maverick Reception is an evening for us to highlight and celebrate the success of our program’s amazing entrepreneurs. We also tip our hats to those who played a crucial role in assisting these entrepreneurs – the FAU Tech Runway mentors, advisory board members, our corporate partners, and the generous donors who enable our companies’ successes,” said Rhys. L. Williams, associate vice president for research and the managing director for FAU Tech Runway®. “The event will feature cutting-edge technology displays and live drone flights, plus a ‘not-to-be missed’ keynote speaker.”
The keynote speaker for the reception is Ryan Cohen, co-founder and chief executive officer of Chewy, Inc. Since founding Chewy in 2011, Cohen, together with his management team, has grown the company to be one of the largest and fastest growing retailers in America. With more than 6,000 employees, 3 million-square-feet of warehouse space in six states and 3.8 million customers, he is fulfilling his vision to create a highly scalable, vertically integrated e-commerce retailer with world-class customer service and fulfillment operations.