Business & Entrepreneurship

College of Business Alumnus Wins Florida Venture Forum

Jan Bednar, founder and CEO of BedaBox, recently won the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition at the Florida Venture Forum's annual Early Stage Conference.  Bednar is also the winner of the FAU Business Plan Competition's FAU student track. 

BedaBox, addresses the shipping disconnect for international consumers making online purchases from United States based merchants.  Most U.S. based retailers do not ship internationally and do not accept foreign currencies.  Through BedaBox, international customers receive a physical U.S. postal address and can pay with multiple forms of currencies including credit card, PayPal and BitCoin.  This solution for consumers also benefits merchants as BedaBox's software seamlessly integrates with existing e-commerce platforms. 

Learn more about the FAU Business Plan Competition and entrepreneurial resources available to Alumni and the greater FAU community at


FAU Assistant Dean Included in Techweek 100

Kimberly Gramm, Assistant Dean for the College of Business and Director of the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, was named as one of eMerge Americas Techweek Miami "Techweek100".  This particular list identifies south Florida leaders who have a significant impact on business and technology.

Assistant Dean Gramm also served as a panelist for the "Ready, Set, Accelerate" panel discussion regarding key concepts of scaling a business, determining the right business partners, and how local resources including accelerators and incubators, can lead to success.

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