Two states, two innovative partners and ONE BIG LAUNCH CHALLENGE!
The Big Launch Challenge 2015 is the second annual venture between The Launch Place and First Flight Venture Center.
The Launch Place, an established Danville, VA based entrepreneurial development organization, and First Flight Venture Center (FFVC), RTP’s largest technology incubator, are hosting a contest with two awards totaling $20,000 for first place, and up to $10,000 for second.
The competition will feature a total of two elimination rounds, plus a ﬁnal live event. The final LIVE pitches will be made at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, followed by a reception from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in Danville, VA. During the LIVE event the finalists will have a chance to present their business plans in a 20 minute presentation window to a team of expert judges. The presentations will follow with a 10 minute question and answer block. The final two winners will be announced during the event reception the night of May 19th, 2015.
Finalists will also have an opportunity to pitch either to the Launch Place's Pre-Seed Investment Program, or to the Launch Place Fund after the event. A potential follow-on funding is available up to $250,000 per company.