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Launchpad Expo at Venture Mechanics

Of the hundreds of events held at Venture Mechanics each year, the Launchpad Expo series is our signature venture conference. A new Expo is held roughly every two weeks, in specific verticals such as AI, ClimateTech/CleanTech, FinTech, Manufacturing Automation, Health Sciences, DefenseTech, AgTech, Web3, Drone/Aerospace, CPG, FireTech, EdTech, and more.

The sequence for a Launchpad Expo event is as follows:

  • Startups may begin applying two months prior to the event date, with a deadline of 5 weeks prior to the event date
  • The panelists and other assigned judges with expertise in the vertical sector will select the finalists two to three weeks before the event date
  • In the final 2-3 weeks the panelists and our staff will work with the five top-ranked startups to go through final due diligence and perfect their pitches
  • Up to five semi-finalists will be given the opportunity to have a demo table at the event, without an on-stage presentation

On event day, the format is as follows:

  • Doors open at 1:30pm for check-in. Live attendance capped at 100 people. Audience comprised primarily of accredited investors. Livestreaming option may be available for specific events.
  • The official program begins at 2:15pm with the conference chair introducing the panelists
  • Starting at 2:30 pm, each of the five companies will have a total of a half-hour on stage: a 12-minute pitch followed by an 8-minute Q&A with the panelists and an 8-minute Q&A with the audience
  • At the end of the presentations there will be a digital crowdvote for best presentation, and sponsored prizes will be awarded
  • Networking reception will begin at 5:15pm. Light dinner and beverages (incl. beer and wine) will be provided. Attendees are welcome to stay for the afterparty, which usually lasts several hours.

April 17th  2024
1:30PM-5:30PM

Startups, Expo, Competition

AI/ML

Launchpad Expo

The five startups presenting at this Launchpad Expo investment conference have been vetted from a pool of applicant companies for highest quality ROI potential. They span from MVP/pre-revenue stage to Series A stage, and can be from any subsegment of the AI/ML sector.

May 1st 2024
1:30PM-5:30PM

Startups, Expo, Competition

ClimateTech

Launchpad Expo

Why sacrifice impact for alpha? Frontier technologies are creating never-before-seen pathways to benefit our planet, while returning great markups for investors. Are you a founder with a clear path to profit while doing good for the earth? Then sign up and get noticed!

May 14th 2024
1:30PM-5:30PM

Startups, Expo, Competition

Manufacturing

Launchpad Expo

The five startups presenting at this Launchpad Expo investment conference have been vetted from a pool of applicant companies for highest quality ROI potential. They span from MVP/pre-revenue stage to Series A stage, and can be from any subsegment of the manufacturing sector.

 

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