The LaunchPad

EMERGING IDEA AWARD

ONE APPLICATION... TWO CHANCES TO WIN
NavigatER

Established in 2017, the LaunchPad Emerging Idea Award is designed to support promising early-stage companies and ideas with a $10,000 grant PLUS $10,000 of in-kind business and marketing services.

2018 EMERGING IDEA AWARD 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 Emerging Idea Award winner

DO YOU HAVE AN

EMERGING IDEA?

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 Idea Award. No separate application is required! Emerging Idea finalists submit 60-second video pitches to be shown at the live LaunchPad event. The winner of our Emerging Idea Award is announced that evening.

Special thanks to our Emerging Idea Award partners:

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