The Big Launch Challenge

$20,000 in Awards | LIVE Competition – November 7, 2018

The Launch Place, an established entrepreneurial development organization headquartered in Danville, Virginia, and First Flight Venture Center, the largest technology incubator in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, have come together to host their 5th business plan competition. The pitch competition includes awards totaling up to $20,000 for the winners. The challenge has a total of two rounds, plus a final LIVE event.

1st Place $15,000
2nd Place $5,000

10 Finalists will be selected.

Paul Singh and the Results Junkies will be visiting the Dan River Region on a three-day tour on November 6-8, 2018. On November 7, he will be a keynote speaker and a judge at The Big Launch Challenge. Singh is an entrepreneur, speaker, investor, and Airstreamer. He has found a few of his own startups and spent some time at AOL, Carmax, PBworks, and Symantec.

The challenge is an annual event and offers startups valuable business networking and capital opportunities, as well as critical resources. The goal of The Big Launch Challenge is to foster entrepreneurship by offering education, team creation, mentorship, early-stage prototyping and potential follow-on seed financing.

Lunch will be served. No cost to attend, but please register online here.

Deadline Extended to September 4. Apply to pitch here.

Learn more here.

For additional information, contact Kelly Fitzgerald at


Nov 07, 2018


10:00 AM - 04:00 PM



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150 Slayton Ave., Danville, VA 24541


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