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The Launch Place and Dominion Energy Innovation Center Announce IdeaFest Collaboration and Additional Prize Opportunity

February 27, 2024

The Launch Place will collaborate with Dominion Energy Innovation Center (DEIC) for the 9th Annual IdeaFest on May 1, 2024 at 2 Witches Winery & Brewing Co. in Danville. IdeaFest is a business pitch competition where 20 finalists pitch their startup idea to a panel of judges and live audience for a chance to win $15,000 in prize money.


IdeaFest 2024 Applications Now Open!

January 23, 2024

The 9th IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 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 $15,000 will be awarded to the top three competitors.


The Launch Place holds The 11th Annual Big Launch Challenge

October 6, 2023

The Launch Place received over 115 applications for The 11th Big Launch Challenge Pitch Competition from various start-up companies located in the US. The top competitors took the stage on October 5th to present their innovative business ideas at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Durham, North Carolina.


Meet the Finalists for The 11th Annual Big Launch Challenge!

September 26, 2023

The Launch Place is pleased to announce the top 10 finalists who will pitch their business plans on stage LIVE at The 11th Annual Big Launch Challenge (BLC) on October 5th at the NC Biotech Center in Durham, NC.


The Big Launch Challenge 2023 - Meet the Judges!

September 8, 2023

The Big Launch Challenge is a live event held on Thursday, October 5th at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. located at 15 TW Alexander Drive in Durham, North Carolina.

Register to Attend