Published On: Fri, Sep 29th, 2017

FAU Tech Runway Announces Maverick Reception

By: Michael Demyan

Photo Courtesy FAU

FAU Tech Runway announced that they will be hosting their annual Maverick Reception on Thursday, Oct. 26 in Boca Raton.

The event will celebrate and look back at their accomplishments in innovation through the past year.

“FAU Tech Runway’s annual Maverick Reception is an evening for us to highlight and celebrate the success of our program’s amazing entrepreneurs,” managing director Rhys L. Williams said.

The organization started in 2014 and is meant to provide a workspace for entrepreneurs who are able to start their companies from scratch. During their first three years, FAU Tech Runway has been a part of 29 start-up companies.

Those companies have in turn created over 200 jobs and reached a sales revenue of over $8.3 million, along with a total capital of over $19 million.

A huge assistance that the entrepreneurs have access to are the Tech Runway mentors who work alongside them. Not only will the entrepreneurs be recognized at the Maverick Reception, but Williams also wants to thank those who have helped along the way.

“We also tip our hats to those who played a crucial role in assisting these entrepreneurs – the FAU Tech Runway mentors, advisory board members, our corporate partners, and the generous donors who enable our companies’ successes,” Williams said.

The reception is scheduled to display innovative technology, including drones, as well as a yet to be announced keynote speaker.

FAU Tech Runway is also offering opportunities to become a sponsor, with three different tiers: Silver, Bronze and Signature. The highest tier costs $5,000 and features benefits such as a naming assets opportunity, social media recognition, and logo or name display on programs, banners and their website. Sponsors in the highest tier will also receive 10 VIP reception tickets and six VIP competition tickets.

Single tickets to simply attend the reception are $100 per person and can be purchased at fauf.fau.edu/maverick.

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