FAU Tech Runway to Celebrate Virtual Maverick Reception
FAU Tech Runway® will host the 2020 Maverick Reception virtually on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. The reception will celebrate six years of innovation and the launch of South Florida’s next generation of global entrepreneurs.
The keynote speaker and honoree for the event is Dr. Maurice R. Ferré, chief executive officer and chairman of INSIGHTEC, an innovator of incisionless surgery. Ferré brings more than 20 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur in the medical technology industry. Prior to INSIGHTEC, Ferré served as chief executive officer and co-founder of Mako Surgical Corporation, a transformational robotic surgery company acquired by Stryker Corporation for $1.65 billion in 2013.
“The 2020 Maverick Reception has already exceeded all expectations,” said Rhys. L. Williams, managing director for corporate investment at FAU. “Inspiring speakers, award recipients with amazing stories, and record-level charitable support all make this year’s Maverick Reception a ‘must-attend’ event. This year’s keynote speaker and award recipient is not only a hugely successful serial entrepreneur, but a driving force in the development of South Florida’s technology ecosystem.”
The recipients of the Maverick Reception awards include Johny Delvar, Jerry Desamours and Christopher Mundy (Maverick Venture of the Year); Maria Hernandez (Maverick Mentor of the Year); and Don Kiselewski (Maverick Aviator Award recipient).
FAU Tech Runway’s year-long venture program provides instruction, mentoring, intern support, marketing assistance, capital-raising guidance and more to entrepreneurs and early-stage companies across the region. The program also benefits the Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem community and the university at large, by serving as a core “hub” for resources, networks, and information readily available to entrepreneurs, investors and other key stakeholder groups.