The LaunchPad

EMERGING
BUSINESS AWARD

NavigatER

The Emerging Business Award is designed to support promising early-stage companies with a $10,000 grant plus an additional $10,000 of in-kind business and marketing services.

2018 WINNER, SAMIR HAYDAR, NAVIGATER
NavigatER

This year has been an amazing year for navigatER and the LaunchPad resources had a lot to do with it. The funds were essential, but the support was priceless.

Samir Haydar, navigatER, 2018 Winner

DO YOU HAVE AN

EMERGING Business?

Our panel of independent judges, having selected LaunchPad’s five principal finalists, selects an additional set of five finalists from all remaining applicants to compete for the Emerging Business Award. No separate application is required! Emerging Business finalists submit 60-second video pitches to be shown at the live LaunchPad event. The winner of our Emerging Business Award is announced that evening.

Special thanks to our Emerging Business Award partners:

  • Creative Imaging Group
  • Grove Marketing
  • iBec Creative
  • Philbrook PR
  • pro-voke
Emerging Idea

“I feel like I won the better prize [than the $50,000]! The timing was perfect because my business was positioned well for in-depth brand and marketing discussions, and we needed a website.”

– Sara Rademaker, American Unagi, 2017 Winner