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The Entrepreneurial Journey

Let’s get started on launching your business. FAU's Innovation and Business Development pipeline has designed multiple programs and resources to help you at any stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

FAU is not only a place where someone can earn a degree, but it's also a major community and state resource to promote economic development and entrepreneurship. The university’s continuum flows from ideation to businesses and inventions to real-world, large-scale business. FAU's Innovation and Business Development pipeline is designed to help anyone, including: FAU faculty, staff, students and the community.

FAU Tech Runway and the Tech Runway Investor Network are a part of the growth path in FAU's Innovation and Business Development pipeline.

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Explore the programs that can help turn your ideas into success.


FAU Wave

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student with innovative ideas? Apply now to be a part of FAU Wave, an entrepreneurial student competition. Learn more.

FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship

Need a business course to learn everything about launching your own company? Check out this educational program for future leaders. Learn more.

Market Validation Workshop (MVW)

Need guidance to help define your product market fit? MVW is a customer discovery program that challenges entrepreneurs to define their product market fit by conducting interviews with potential customers. Learn more.

National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps at FAU

NSF I-Corps at FAU regional cohort curriculum is a four-week program for faculty and student teams interested in SBIR/STTR grant proposals, professional development, developing and/or commercializing their research. Learn more.


The Office of Technology Development

Manages intellectual property created by FAU faculty, staff and students, with resources for both the innovators and the industry. Learn more.


FAU Tech Runway

A start-up incubator and accelerator program that provides a complete ecosystem of resources and services for forward-thinking entrepreneurs, innovative students, faculty and alumni. Learn more.

FAU Tech Runway Investor Network

Are you a FAU-affiliated startup looking to raise capital? FAU TRIN is a professionally-led, member-centered angel investor group dedicated to improving the investment experience for both entrepreneurs and investors who are FAU-affiliated. Learn more.


Florida SBDC at FAU

Are you an already established company seeking business consulting services at no-cost? Check out Florida SBDC at FAU’s small and medium-sized business resources. Learn more.


FAU College of Business | Business Mentor Program

Connecting undergraduate, graduate and alumni business students with experienced professionals in the local community. Learn more.

FAU College of Business | Professional Development Courses

60 different programs designed by subject matter experts to deliver immediate, relevant knowledge that will make you more marketable in any industry. Learn more.

FAU Business Plan Competition

Compete with your game-changing idea to win funding, legal and business services, and more. Learn more.

Research Park at FAU

Home to technology companies and research-based organizations working to support the research and development activities of Florida Atlantic University and to foster economic development and broaden the economic base of Broward and Palm Beach counties. Learn more.