The Big Launch Challenge

The Big Launch Challenge

$30,000 in Awards

LIVE Competition - September 20, 2016

The Big Launch Challenge is a joint venture between The Launch Place and the First Flight Venture Center designed to showcase technology-related business ideas in a highly competitive environment. The business plan competition includes awards totaling up to $30,000 for the winners. The challenge has a total of two rounds, plus a final LIVE event. The Big Launch Challenge LIVE event is scheduled for 1:00pm on September 20, 2016, at the Research Triangle Park Headquarters located at 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC.

The challenge is an annual event and offers startups valuable business networking and capital opportunities, as well as critical resources. The goal of The Big Launch Challenge is to foster entrepreneurship by offering education, team creation, mentorship, early-stage prototyping, and potential follow-on seed financing.  Startups from the nano technology, green technology, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, medical devices, and information technology industries are invited to apply for The Big Launch Challenge’s third year.

Click here for more information about The Big Launch Challenge 2016

Outstanding line up of Judges - View bios here

Click here to register to attend the LIVE Pitch Event on September 20

Details from last year’s event are available at TheBigLaunchChallenge.StartupLocal.biz.

For additional information, contact Kelly Fitzgerald at kfitzgerald@thelaunchplace.org.