Lab to Launch

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

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

LAB TO LAUNCH FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!
Six DC-based science and tech entrepreneurs have been selected to pitch their ideas and early-stage startups to a panel of local innovation and entrepreneurship experts at Lab to Launch Finals from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm on April 18.  In total, $10,000 in seed capital prizes will be awarded, with $5,000 going to1st place, $3,000 to 2nd place, and $2,000 to 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

UPCOMING LAB TO LAUNCH EVENTS
The events below are free and open to the public. Seating is limited, though, so please RSVP using the links provided.

Funding & Resources to Move from Lab to Launch
Thursday, March 30 2017
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
AAAS, 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005

Led by Jennifer Shieh, Phd
Chief Scientist and Senior Technology Policy Advisor, Small Business Administration (SBA)

Learn more and RSVP

Intellectual Property Protections: Risks and Rewards
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
AAAS, 1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
Light refreshments to be provided.

Led by Elizabeth Dougherty
Director of Inventor Education, Outreach, and Recognition, United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
&
Craig Morris
Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach, USPTO

Learn more and RSVP

 

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

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.