Big Launch Challenge Applications Now Open!

Big Launch Challenge Applications Now Open!

NEW! This year the Big Launch Challenge is being held at the end of the Angel Capital Association’s (ACA) Southeast Regional meeting. The ACA, the world’s largest professional organization for accredited investors, Southeast meeting will focus on angel investing through workshops and keynotes covering regional entrepreneurial ecosystem building, different models and structures of angel investing, the changing face of angels and investor networks, syndication across state lines and more.
 
The Launch Place, with offices in Danville, VA and Research Triangle Park, NC, will host its’ 6th annual pitch competition immediately following the ACA Southeast meeting. The goal of the Big Launch Challenge is to provide early-stage startups the opportunity to pitch their ideas to investors, and for The Launch Place Pre-Seed and Seed Fund to generate deal flow. The top 10 finalists will have 10 minutes to pitch their business plans to a panel of investor judges followed by a short question and answer block.
 
Competition winners will also receive access to several resources provided by The Launch Place including training, networking, mentorship and early-stage prototyping.
 
Deadline to Apply: July 29, 2019
Sweet Briar Engineering Banquet to feature Christine Darden of Hidden Figures

Sweet Briar Engineering Banquet to feature Christine Darden of Hidden Figures

The Lynchburg Regional Technology Council encourages you to attend the Sweet Briar School of Engineering’s banquet on Feb. 22.

Engineers, high school and college students, educators, and members of the public are invited to attend this year’s banquet. The featured speaker is Christine Darden, a retired NASA aeronautical engineer, data analyst, and mathematician featured in “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.”

Sweet Briar’s celebration of National Engineers Week also includes an Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day event for high school girls. Click here for more details.

To register for the banquet visit this site: http://sbc.edu/stem/national-engineers-week-banquet/.