Champions Empowering Champions received top honors at the 2019 FAU Tech Runway® Launch Competition
We are excited to announce that Champions Empowering Champions was among the 8 organizations selected from more than 170 local promising startups and talented entrepreneurs to receive funding from the 2019 FAU Tech Runway® Launch Competition! In addition to an investment award of $15,000, we will receive working space at FAU Tech Runway®, skills training, and expert business mentoring.
This award is especially significant as awards from the FAU Tech Runway® Launch Competitions typically go to for-profit startup companies. This year, the Fleisher Family Foundation provided the first ever multi-year gift to support the top non-profit startup in the Launch Competition. Bruce Fleisher commented, “Champions Empowering Champions had the most compelling program and I wanted to ensure they received the support and recognition they deserved.”
“I appreciate the opportunity to share our mission and vision with so many successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. We are honored to be the first non-profit funded by the generosity of the Fleisher Family Foundation.” said Kim Dunn, Executive Director of Champions Empowering Champions. “I am confident that participating in FAU Tech Runway® Venture Class 7 will enable us to provide enhanced programming for under-served college students.” Over the next year, we will complete a rigorous 5-week “I-Corps” training module and a 12-session course focused on development, fundraising, and other areas critical to our success.