October 26, 2022
The three top winners take home a slice of up to $33,000 in prizes awarded!
Grand Prize: $20,000
1st Runner Up: $3,000
2nd Runner Up: $2,000
Ben Franklin Award: $5,000
Click here for more information about Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
All participants get connected with Lehigh Valley LaunchBox’s resources for startup businesses, including legal advice, marketing resources, mentors, grant funding opportunities, and more! You’ll be pitching your company in front of local business leaders, investors, and community leaders and will have the opportunity to network before and after the main event.
How It Works
Ten entrepreneurs will each have two minutes to pitch their products to a panel of judges. Afterwards, the judges will have two minutes to ask questions. After all contestants have pitched, the judges will select the winners. The audience will also vote for an Audience Choice Award.
How to Apply
All startup founders and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply. Products and companies in any industry are welcome. Your company does not need to be established in order to participate (though preference will be given to companies that are up and running), but at least have a prototype/product available for the judges to evaluate.
The StartUp Lehigh Valley committee will review applications and invite ten startups to participate.
Application submissions have been closed. Applications are being reviewed.
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Sue Yee is the founder and CEO of Active Data.
Mike Tierney is the founder & CEO of Stuffed Puffs.
Doug Engler is the Lehigh Valley Regional Manager for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Chris LaBonge is the owner of Doan Distillery, co-owner of the Trolley Barn Public Market, Principal at Adtell, Inc.
Entrepreneurs and founders of startups are eligible to participate. You must also be 18 or older to apply to pitch.
No, but we recommennd you at least have a prototype of your product available for the judges to evaluate. However, preference will be given to businesses that have already launched or are actively working towards a launch.
Yes, we will post registration info closer to the event date.
StartUp Lehigh Valley is hosted by Factory, at our innovation center in south Bethlehem.
Prize money must be used for costs associated with advancing your business, and you will need to provide receipts.
Please email us at email@example.com.