Wednesday, October 27, 2021
5:00 – 6:30 PM
Three winners take home a slice of $10,000 in prizes awarded by Penn State Lehigh Valley LaunchBox!
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 local 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 a grand prize winner and two runners-up to take home a combined $10,000 in prizes. The audience will also vote for an Audience Choice Award.
How to Apply
If you are interesting in participating in the pitch competition, please click the button below to fill out the application.
All startup founders and entrepreneurs in PA are eligible to apply, as long as you are 18 or older. Products and companies in any industry are welcome. The StartUp Lehigh Valley committee will review applications and invite ten startups to participate.
Deadline to apply: October 1, 2021
All local business leaders, investors, and community members are invited to join us to watch the competition. You can join the audience in-person at Factory’s innovation center in south Bethlehem or watch on Facebook Live or YouTube!
Note: If you would like to attend in person, you must register to attend via Eventbrite by clicking the button below.
Entrepreneurs and founders of PA-based startups are eligible to participate. You must also be 18 or older to apply to pitch.
No, but you must 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.
StartUp Lehigh Valley is hosted by Factory, at our innovation center in south Bethlehem. You will also be able to attend virtually via Facebook Live or YouTube. If you plan to attend in person, please register here.
315 Columbia St.
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Prize money must be used for costs associated with advancing your business, and you will need to provide receipts.