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Application Deadline: IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition

April 8, 2022

The 7th IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition will take place on Thursday, April 28. IdeaFest is a pitch competition where 20 finalists will pitch their startup business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience.  A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the top three competitors.

Winners of the competition will also be eligible to receive 25 hours of free business consulting from The Launch Place. Though The Launch Place is based in Virginia, it serves Triangle startups through its office in Research Triangle Park.


  • 1st Place $5,000
  • 2nd Place $3,000
  • 3rd Place $2,000

The deadline to apply is April 8.

The Launch Place assists with business formation, job creation and retention through its business consulting services and investment funding, while having a dual responsibility to recruit and retain entrepreneurs to the Dan River Region. The IdeaFest competition exposes The Launch Place’s services and funds to startup companies that are ready to establish or seeking early stage capital. The Launch Place could potentially invest in the company from its Seed and Pre-Seed Funds.

IdeaFest is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to attend any part of the day’s activities. Community members of all ages and professions are invited to attend to learn about the region’s startup development resources, to network with a wide range of business professionals and to explore entrepreneurship as a career option.


April 8, 2022
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