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APPLY NOW FOR THE 2018 VENTURE CLASS PROGRAM





FAU Tech Runway is a core entrepreneurship hub that incubates and accelerates early-stage and startup companies. The annual Launch Competition provides the most promising ventures and talented entrepreneurs the opportunity to join the Venture Program. A class of 21 venture companies is selected once per year. Companies may apply to one of three separate tracks: community-based entrepreneurs, FAU undergraduate students, and FAU faculty, staff and graduate students.

We seek exceptional entrepreneurs and startups with high-growth potential and disruptive technology. Winners frequently (though not exclusively) come from the following research areas: neuroscience, marine science and ocean engineering, environmental science, healthy aging, sensing and smart systems, cyber-security, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, educational technologies and drone technologies.

To view a full list of our Venture Class graduates, click here.

To view Launch Competition resources, prizes, benefits, rules and eligibility requirements, click here.

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VENTURE PROGRAM GOALS

  • Launch your startup or expand your existing business into new verticals
  • Prime your venture company for product launch and investment
  • Understand the value of a minimal viable product and validate market fit
  • Contribute to the local economy by launching a South Florida based startup

VENTURE PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Deadline extended to Friday, March 16
  • Finalists will be notified by April 9
  • Program runs 12 months in total
  • Three months of intensive entrepreneurs bootcamp covering business fundamentals
  • Bootcamp is followed by nine months of mentoring, implementation and founders' audits
  • Graduates benefit from on-going resources including guidance, marketing and affiliation with an elite network

VENTURE PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Cash prize of $15,000 awarded to top seven ranked winners
  • Entrepreneurs bootcamp based on the Stanford Lean LaunchPad curriculum
  • FAU Tech Runway's Venture Mentoring Service
  • Free working space for one year at FAU Tech Runway
  • Introduction to sources of venture financing
  • Marketing and communications assistance
  • Access to FAU student interns
  • Founders' audits
  • Vendor credits
  • Preferred access to entrepreneurship-related events
  • Access to a network of seasoned entrepreneurs, world-class mentors, investors, instructors and technology experts



 Last Modified 3/9/18