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New Research Park at FAU team member


Dear Research Park at FAU community,


I am pleased and excited to introduce you to Idalia Lazo-Bautista, who joins us to manage our Global Ventures program.


Idalia Lazo-Bautista’s multicultural background and experience working with diverse communities have influenced her ability to create enriching environments where local and international companies can thrive. Prior to joining the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®, Idalia worked with the City of Anaheim, CA and El Sol, Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center developing innovative programs and services in Southern California and Florida. She received her bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Anthropology and Mexican American studies and is completing her MBA at FAU’s internationally ranked College of Business.  Idalia and her family reside in Delray Beach and in their free time enjoy exploring nature trails in South Florida.

Idalia is the Global Ventures Program Manager: she will oversee the growth and expansion of the Research Park at FAU’s international soft landing program, Global Ventures. 


You can reach Idalia at and in the office at 561-416-6092: as our program manager for Global Ventures, I anticipate her interacting with you and your teams a lot.

Global Ventures will scale-up second stage companies from around the world and United States into profitable and sustainable companies that will positively impact South Florida’s economy in line with the mission of the Research Park at FAU.

Second stage companies are those that have achieved approximately $1 million in annual sales and employ at least six people. These companies need flexible terms on office and lab space with the ability to grow and contract quickly as business develops.  Global Ventures seeks to engage these companies in economic gardening initiatives such as GrowFL’s strategic research and the resources of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at FAU, in order to grow the companies while developing strong links to the South Florida community and market. By providing an environment conducive to technology company growth, Global Ventures will seek to grow the region’s community of entrepreneurs, tech-based employment and technology development domestically and from key foreign markets.


Please join me in welcoming Idalia to the team.



Andrew Duffell, MBA


Research Park at Florida Atlantic University®

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