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Applications are Open for the IdeaFest 2020!

January 20, 2020

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


The Launch Place Invests in Revibe – a Machine Learning Wearable Tech Company for a Second Time

January 7, 2020

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.


SOLD OUT - Register to Attend 'Investor Ready Entrepreneur"

November 25, 2019

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.


Mark Friedman Joins The Launch Place as Portfolio Manager

October 28, 2019

The Launch Place (TLP) is pleased to announce that Mark Friedman has joined the organization to serve as its Portfolio Manager. The Portfolio Manager is primarily responsible for monitoring the performance of TLP’s Pre-Seed and Seed Fund portfolio companies.


Entrepreneur Ecosystem Coordinator Job Opening - Apply Today!

October 10, 2019

The Dan River Region (DRR) Entrepreneur Ecosystem, under the leadership of The Launch Place (fiscal agent) and the Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, is looking for a competent and capable individual who will focus on the mission-related activities and critical relationships that create a healthy, effective and robust ecosystem.

Deadline to Apply Extended: December 15, 2019