From left, Lock it Plates founders Johny Delvar, Christopher Mundy and Jerry Desamours, Maverick Venture of the Year; Maria Hernandez, Maverick Mentor of the Year; Don Kiselewski, Maverick Aviator Award recipient, Maurice R. Ferré, MD, Maverick Entrepreneur of the Year; Fab Brumley, co-moderator, Palm Beach County President and vice chairman of business banking at Bank of America; Lenny Chesal, Maverick moderator, FAU Tech Runway advisory board member; Heather Henderson, assistant director of development at FAU Tech Runway; Connor Lynch, chairman of the Tech Runway advisory board and chief operating officer of Plastridge Insurance; Jessica Beaver, associate director, FAU Tech Runway; Rhys Williams, managing director of corporate investments for FAU; John Kelly, FAU President; and Daniel Flynn, Ph.D., Vice President for Research, FAU.

Business Spotlight: Virtual Success

Above and Beyond in Fundraising 2020 Maverick Reception

FAU Tech Runway recently celebrated six years of innovation with its venture, mentor and investor programs during the 2020 Maverick Reception on Zoom. With more than 200 viewers in attendance, the event exceeded their fundraising goal from Tech Runway’s generous sponsors and donors to help support the program’s entrepreneurs.

“The 2020 Maverick Reception exceeded all expectations for a virtual event,” said Jessica Beaver, associate director for FAU Tech Runway. “On behalf of everyone at FAU Tech Runway, we would like to thank all donors, partners, advisory board members and adept mentors whose support and generous contributions make FAU Tech Runway one of the top incubator programs in Florida. The evening set many records for us and was an extraordinary experience filled with great company and inspiring stories.”

The 2020 award recipients were Maurice R. Ferré, MD, keynote speaker and Maverick Entrepreneur of the Year, Lock It Plates founders Johny Delvar, Jerry Desamours, and Christopher Mundy as the Maverick Venture of the Year, Maria Hernandez as the Maverick Mentor of the Year, and Don Kiselewski as the Maverick Aviator Award recipient.

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