The 7th Annual IdeaFest Business Pitch Competition, hosted by The Launch Place, will take place on Thursday, April 2, 2020 starting at 1:00pm. IdeaFest is a pitch competition where 20 finalists will pitch their startup business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience.  A total of $10,000 will be awarded to the top 3 competitors. Deadline to apply is Monday, March 2. Learn more at

Winners of the competition will also be eligible to receive twenty-five hours of free business consulting from The Launch Place. The Launch Place, assists with business formation, job creation and retention through its business consulting services and investment funding, while having a dual responsibility to recruit and retain entrepreneurs to the Dan River Region. The IdeaFest competition exposes The Launch Place’s services and funds to start-up companies that are ready to establish or seeking early stage capital. The Launch Place could potentially invest in the company from its Seed and Pre-Seed Funds.

The competition will be held starting at 1pm on Thursday, April 2 at Cottontail Weddings & Events, 600 Craghead St., Danville, VA. Attend all or join us at the reception at Ballad Brewing at 5pm.

Here’s a summary of the competition from last year –