• LaunchTown Experience™

  • LaunchTown LIFTOFF™ Finalists

    These teams have been selected as LaunchTown LIFTOFF™ finalists.
    LIFTOFF™ is the early stage LaunchTown startup competition designed for student teams comprised of all undergraduates.

    Repowered Robotics

    Case Western Reserve University

    Simple Starters

    Stark State College

    Boundary Labs, Inc

    Case Western Reserve University

    PWR Technologies

    Oberlin College

    Hypotech

    Case Western Reserve University

    AccuPedics

    University of Akron

    PastryNow

    Case Western Reserve University

  • LaunchTown SOAR™ Semi-Finalists

    These teams have been selected as LaunchTown SOAR™ semi-finalists. SOAR™ is the LaunchTown featured technology startup competition designed for graduate/undergraduate student teams.

    Engage AR

    Case Western Reserve University

    Shear Force Mat

    Kent State University

    JJQUAD Biomass Energy

    University of Akron

    NeoPhysique

    Cleveland State University

    DrugReveal kit

    University of Akron

    Safety Skin Products

    Case Western Reserve University

    Agri-Tech Ohio

    University of Akron

    BireViewer

    Kent State University

    ThinkingCaps

    Case Western Reserve University

    Reticulated Motion Capture

    Cleveland State University

    Billion Bottle Project (BBP)

    Case Western Reserve University

    Precision Surface Science

    University of Akron

  • Competition Guidelines

    Important Dates

    March 18, 2019- Entry deadline

    March 25, 2019 - Conference call for preliminary judging

    April 3, 2019- Semi final presentations, 4-7pm - Kent State University.

    April 15, 2019 - Finals event, 5pm - Center for Innovation and Growth at Baldwin Wallace University

    Submission Guidelines

    • Multiple disciplines are encouraged
    • Faculty/staff advisor preferred
    • Complete online application
    • Include links to video
     
    • Judging will be based on the quality of the idea and the following rubric:
      • Likelihood of commercialization and business impact on the region (50%)
      • Marketability, including IP (25%)
      • Materials and presentation (25%)