Lab to Launch

A COMPETITION FOR STEM ENTREPRENEURS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. 

Lab to Launch is a new D.C. science and technology entrepreneurship competition created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science's Research Competitiveness Program. AAAS created Lab to Launch to identify and support promising D.C. technology innovators by providing training, networking opportunities, and seed capital prizes.

Earlier this year, technology innovators from across the District submitted applications and pitch videos describing their business plans and technical innovations. After merit-review by panels consisting of a combination of scientific and entrepreneurship experts, six entrepreneurs were selected to advance to the Lab to Launch Live Pitching Finals.

On April 18, the finalists will pitch on stage to a panel of judges for the chance to win seed capital prizes of $5,000 for 1st place, $3,000 for 2nd place, and $2,000 for 3rd place. AAAS invites the public to watch the final pitches and join us in celebrating D.C.'s science and tech innovation community. To RSVP, click here

 LAB TO LAUNCH FINALS
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, though, so please RSVP using the links provided.

 

Lab to Launch Live Pitching Finals
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
AAAS, 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
Light refreshments to be provided.

Watch the Lab to Launch finalists compete for $10,000 in total seed capital prizes as they pitch their innovations on-stage to a panel of entrepreneurship experts.

 

COMPETITION TIMELINE

 

TRAINING SUPPORT
In the lead up to finals, AAAS hosted several public entrepreneurship seminars, as well as pitching training sessions for the finalists. Those sessions were led and supported by:


STAY TUNED!
Program updates will be published here and shared on Facebook and Twitter. If you have any questions about the competition, please contact RCPInnovation@aaas.org.