Sitting in a Garage with Eric

During this episode of Sitting in a Garage with Eric, Eric Bucher was joined by Andrew Duffell, President & CEO of Research Park at FAU. Eric shared a big announcement – Palm Beach Tech is now a sponsor/partner of the show! We look forward to collaborating with Joe Russo and his team.

Since becoming President & CEO of the Research Park at FAU in 2011 the Research Park’s contribution to the region’s economy has surged, largely due to the repositioning efforts Duffell has implemented. The Research Park has been re-branded to become highly visible, re-engaged in the business and higher education community and its relationships with leaders throughout the region have been strengthened and as a result, the Research Park is perceived as a valuable asset in the region’s economic development efforts.

Andrew talked about the Research Park, what they do, and who they serve. He is looking forward to some exciting new developments over the next five years. Andrew and his team understand the importance of education and collaboration. They are very involved in the community including the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and their YEA Boca Chamber program.

Andrew talked about the business climate in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County, some of the biggest challenges startups face, and the two biggest challenges technology companies deal with as they grow.

Although their incubator space is full, businesses may submit an application if they are looking for an office space. For more information about the Research Park go to

Eric always asks his guests what their spirit animal is. We want to know what yours is. Find out by taking the quiz and comment below.

Posted by Call Sprout on Friday, May 5, 2017

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