FAU Tech Runway Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

By brittany sylvestri | 10/23/2019

FAU Tech Runway® is set to celebrate its fifth anniversary and the 2019 Maverick Reception on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton. Tickets cost $125 per person and the proceeds directly benefit FAU Tech Runway’s entrepreneurs and programs.

The reception will celebrate five years of entrepreneurial success and disruptive innovation achieved by the program’s entrepreneurs.  FAU Tech Runway’s mission of robust support to the University and to the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem fosters the growth of students, faculty, and regional innovators, providing them with the resources critical for success all in one collaborative hub. 

“On this fifth anniversary date, FAU Tech Runway’s annual Maverick Reception celebrates the success of our program’s exceptional entrepreneurs. We also tip our hats to those incredible supporters who play 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, a lively networking space, and personal insights into entrepreneurial success shared by several of the most successful entrepreneurs that Florida has ever produced.”

The event will honor John Duffy, founder and CEO of 3Cinteractive. 3Cinteractives’s software makes it exceptionally easy for mobile phone operators, large retailers, and consumer product companies to communicate with their consumers using text messaging. Duffy founded 3Cinteractive with two partners in 2007 and grew the business into a global company serving hundreds of the world’s best brands. 

The recipients of the Maverick Reception awards include Jan Bednar (Maverick Venture of the Year); Ron Tarro (Mentor of the Year); and Dennis Crudele and Anthony Barbar (Lifetime Contribution awards).

To purchase tickets to attend the event or become a sponsor click here. For more information about FAU Tech Runway®, visit fau.edu/techrunway.