2014 Business Plan Competition
Florida Atlantic University’s Adams Center for Entrepreneurship and the College of Business, along with the Research Park at FAU, recently hosted the 2014 FAU Business Plan Competition. More than 250 teams of FAU students, members of the business community, and others competed for a share of more than $200,000 in cash and prizes.
Tim Clark and Bill Cummings won the Entrepreneur Track competition, receiving $17,000 in cash and $17,790 in prizes, for their company, Modulux Lighting, which leverages patent pending energy technology. The FAU Student Track winner, receiving $17,000 in cash and $19,190 in prizes, was FAU student Jan Bednar for his company BedaBox, which utilizes international purchase software. The Greater Boca Raton’s Chamber of Comerce Young Entrepreneurship Academy for middle and high school students scholarship winner was Matthew Pohl, a high school junior, for his a mass micro-equity bitcoin mining farm, Bitquity.
Boca Raton Named Best Place to Live
Boca Raton is the best city in Florida to live in and one of the best in the country.
That opinion didn’t come from the mayor’s office or the chamber of commerce, but from research done by the online site 24/7 Wall Street that reviewed data on the 550 cities in the country with populations of 65,000 or more. The list of America’s 50 most livable cities was measured with a range of variables that included crime rates, employment growth, educational attainment, and housing affordability. Boca Raton came in at No. 11 nationally, receiving props for its many leisure activities, shopping opportunities, and economic base.