Launch Your Venture
We’re 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.
Eligible teams will have at least one full-time student, undergraduate or graduate, at an accredited university in Florida, enrolled during the academic year of the competition. The student must have a major role in the venture (founder, equity holder, C-level management) and will deliver the final pitch if selected as a finalist.
Six finalists will present their pitches online to a judging panel representing investors, industry, and the military. Each competitor will receive 7 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes Q & A with the judges. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.
2021 Launch Your Venture Key Dates
- First round applications due: March 8
- Advancing teams notification: March 12
- Second-round applications due: March 26
- Finalist teams notification: April 9
- Final round presentations: April 21
2020 Launch Your Venture Winners
First Place: NovApproach Spine, University of Florida
Second Place: Pistachio, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Third Place: AERLOGS, Florida Atlantic University
- First Place: $10,000
- Second Place: $5,000
- Third Place: $3,000
- Plus In-Kind Prizes
2019 Launch Your Venture Winners
First Place: Dyad Syringe, Stetson University
Second Place: ExtremeComms Lab Inc., Florida Atlantic University
Third Place: Fluix Engineering, University of Central Florida