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The 2015 Big Launch Challenge is open to early-stage companies in the information technology, nano or green technology, alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials and medical devices industries. Companies who receive awards will also have access to a number of valuable resources including education, networking, team creation, mentorship and early-stage prototyping. Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

Entry Criteria for Companies

  • Have fewer than 10 employees
  • Have a physical product to develop
  • A willingness to locate a part of the operations/manufacturing for this business in Danville, Virginia 
  • A willingness to receive mentorship and guidance from The Launch Place and First Flight Venture Center teams