Tech Runway Launch Competition

The annual Launch Competition provides promising ventures and talented entrepreneurs the opportunity to join the venture program.

A class of 21 venture companies is selected annually, from three separate tracks: community-based entrepreneurs, FAU undergraduate students and FAU faculty, staff and graduate students.

Winners of the Launch Competition are typically chosen based on high-growth potential and disruptive technology. In addition, they also frequently (though not exclusively) come from the following research areas: neuroscience, marine science and ocean engineering, environmental science, healthy aging, sensing and smart systems, cyber-security, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, educational technologies and drone technologies.

The Launch Competition helps startups:

  • Launch or expand existing business into new verticals.
  • Primes venture companies for product launch and investment.
  • Understand the value of a minimal viable product and validate market fit.
  • Contribute to the local economy by launching a South Florida based startup.

2021 Launch Competition is Open Now!

To learn more about the competition and to apply, click here.

Launch Competition Benefits and Tech Runway Overview

To view the full list of benefits and an overview of Tech Runway, click here.

If you wish to reach us directly, please email techrunway@fau.edu