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The 7th Annual IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2020 starting at 1:00pm. IdeaFest is a pitch competition where 20 finalists will pitch their startup business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the top 3 competitors.
Applications Open: January 20
Deadline to Apply: March 2
Five years ago, Danville, Virginia based investment fund, The Launch Place invested $40,000 from their Pre-Seed Fund to help early stage wearable tech startup FokusLabs (now Revibe Technologies) conduct research and develop their prototype. During the last 5 years, the company has grown, the name has changed and the prototype has become a highly rated product, the partnership has remained strong and The Launch Place invested an additional $250,000 from its Seed Fund 2.
The Launch Place will host the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)'s "Becoming an Investor-Ready Entrepreneur" workshop on January 16, 2020 at Regional Center for Advanced Technology & Training (RCATT) in Danville, VA.