Venture Class Program

Tech Runway Venture Program

The FAU Tech Runway Venture Program provides the most promising companies and talented entrepreneurs with the resources, services and guidance to build and scale their startups.

At Tech Runway, experts have created a program that harnesses and directs the entrepreneurial spirit, providing a complete ecosystem for forward-thinking entrepreneurs, innovative students, faculty, alumni and the community.

Applications are opened twice a year to be accepted into the Venture Program. Tech Runway seeks exceptional entrepreneurs and startups with high-growth potential and disruptive technologies. Companies accepted into the Venture Program often have a strategic alignment with FAU's research focus areas, including: drone technologies, educational technologies, environmental science, marine science, ocean engineering, neuroscience, healthy aging, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, sensing and smart systems. Learn more about FAU's strategic goals here.

Program participants receive more than $100,000 in resources and services, including but not limited to:

  • Structured team-based mentoring
  • Entrepreneurial education
  • Introductions to potential sources of early-stage capital
  • Programs and resources from FAU's Innovation and Business Development
  • Marketing and business support from college interns
  • Pitch practice opportunities
  • Networking events
  • Access to regional business and technology events
  • Free office hours from premier professional support firms (attorneys, accountants, etc.)
  • Customer discovery programming (Market Validation Workshop or NSF I-Corps)

Venture Class Graduates

Venture Class companies


Tech Runway's previous Venture Class companies make up a shared community of forward-thinking individuals. Learn about all the companies below.




Applications Open:
March 1

Applications Close:
April 7

Finalists notified of status:
May 2024

Program kickoff:
Late May/Early June 2024

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