FAU Tech Runway to Host Annual 'Meet the Angels' Event

Meet the Angels event

By brittany sylvestri | 3/28/2019

FAU Tech Runway® and Prototype House will host the annual “Meet the Angels” event on Friday, March 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at FAU Tech Runway, 901 NW 35th St., Boca Raton. Tickets are $75 per person. For those that cannot attend in person, live streaming tickets are available for $30. All tickets include a Cyclopedia of Risk Capital Sources booklet.

“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. Attendees will gain exclusive access to expert advice from the region’s leading investors; in-depth knowledge of current issues and latest trends related to growth funding; tips on best practices and processes; and invaluable networking with entrepreneurs, major angel groups, investors, investment funds, tech leaders and startups.

“‘Meet the Angels’ has become one of the ‘must attend’ events every year for entrepreneurs, investors, and everyone involved in the early-stage technology ecosystem,” said Rhys. L. Williams, associate vice president for research and 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 few active, early-stage technology investors in our midst.”  

Participating early-stage investors include: Adrenaline Venture Fund, The Bricks, DeepWork Capital, FAU Tech Runway Investor Network, Fifth Avenue Family Office, Florida Funders, Florida Venture Forum, Las Olas Venture Capital, Miami Angels, New World Angels, Prototype House, SeedFunders, TiE Miami and TheVentureCity.

FAU Tech Runway® is a South Florida public-private partnership that serves as a hub to accelerate technology development and incubate startup companies in a 28,000-square-foot collaborative working space that provides entrepreneurs with a complete ecosystem to house, educate, mentor and fund their companies from origination through venture funding. Since its inception in 2014, FAU Tech Runway® has launched and served 72 startup companies, which have collectively raised more than $63.5 million in capital, created more than 350 jobs and generated more than $64.7 million in sales revenue. The annual Launch Competition selects 21 of the most promising companies for the year-long Venture Class program.

Prototype House was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Miami. The organization has set new standards for product development companies based in South Florida and the United States. It aims to be the premier choice for inventors, startups and large brands seeking product development, prototyping services, packaging design and 3D CAD engineering.

To purchase tickets to attend the event, click here. For more information about Prototype House, visit prototypehouse.com. For more information about FAU Tech Runway®, visit techrunway.fau.edu.