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Launch Your Aviation, Aerospace or Engineering Venture

February 22

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is looking for university student-led startups with revolutionary ideas that will change the future of the aviation, aerospace and engineering industries. Successful projects will feature scalable transformative technologies led by strong management teams capable of launching disruptive innovation.

Six finalists will present their pitches in person at the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) in the Embry-Riddle Research Park in Daytona Beach. Judges and representatives of successful entrepreneurs and investors will be invited to attend. Each competitor will receive 10 minutes for their pitch and 10 minutes for a Q & A with the judges. A proof-of-concept or working prototype is strongly encouraged.

Competition winners will receive:

First Place: $10,000

Second Place: $5,000

Third Place: $3,000

Plus in-kind consultations on IT support, early-stage venture funding, accounting, intellectual property, marketing, and more

Previous winners have gone on to join the Embry-Riddle Research Park Technology Business Incubator, UCF Business Incubator program, and the Starter Studio Accelerator 2.0. They have also raised significant grant and investment funding after participating. These impressive students-to-CEOs are sharing their experiences and tips for competing in a video series. First up, Mike Geldart talks about winning Launch Your Venture 2018.

All competition details, requirements, and deadlines can be found at www.erau.edu/launchyourventure. Questions and inquiries can be sent to micaplex@erau.edu.

Apply here.


February 22
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