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The Launch Place holds its 8th IdeaFest Competition

April 21, 2023

The Launch Place received 79 applications for its 8th IdeaFest Pitch Competition from various start-up companies located in the US and abroad. The top competitors took the stage to present their innovative business ideas at 2 Witches Winery and Brewing Company in Danville, VA today. 

IdeaFest 2023 - Meet the Competitors & Judges!

April 18, 2023

IdeaFest is a live event held on Thursday, April 20th starting at 1pm at 2 Witches Winery & Brewing Co. located at 209 Trade St, Danville, VA. 

Register to Attend

Save the Date - June 13! Book Release "Fed Up to Start Up"

April 13, 2023

One of our Seed Fund Advisory Board members is doing big things and The Launch Place is thrilled to share her good news!

The Launch Place Announces Exit from Early Portfolio Company

April 11, 2023

The recent exit from one of The Launch Place’s earliest portfolio companies builds on its 11-year history of supporting technology startups in Virginia and North Carolina.

IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition - Deadline Extended to April 3

March 29, 2023

Great news!! The deadline to apply to IdeaFest has been extended to Monday, April 3rd. The IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023 starting at 1:00pm.