Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 22/11/2018 17:3022/11/2018 20:30Launchpad Competition Final 2018Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

PEASE NOTE YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT AND BRING PHOTO ID WITH YOU TO SHOW AT REGISTRATON ON ARRIVAL. NO ADMISSION WILL BE PERMITTED WITHOUT PHOTO ID AND ADVANCE REGISTRATION. 

The Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub's Launchpad Competition celebrates the UK's most promising young technology entrepreneurs.

Four finalists will pitch for the JC Gammon Award - a £15,000 cash prize, plus a year of bespoke training and mentoring to help them kickstart their business.

The finalists are:

  • Nathan Macabuag, the 23-year-old founder of Mitt, which produces comfortable and adjustable prostheses that users can fit themselves, creating a cheaper and more accessible solution for patients

  • Connel MacLaughlin, the 19-year-old founder of Route Reports, which builds custom hardware and software for transport companies to predict and fix hazards

  • Rafaël Michali, the 23-year-old founder of Caura, a next-generation tracker which unlocks your molecular signature to help you train smarter, optimise diet plans, and reduce injury risk

  • Rowan Minkley, the 23-year old co-founder of Chip[s] Board, an eco-friendly wood substitute made from industrial potato waste

The public have the opportunity to help decide which runner-up will receive the People's Choice Award. Find out more about our finalists and how to vote.

 

Previous winners and runner-ups will also share their company's journey since participating in the Launchpad Competition, including:

  • George Edwards, CEO, Gas Sense (2015 runner-up)
  • Brittany Harris, CEO, Qualis Flow (2017 runner-up)
  • Sorin Popa, CEO, Pathfinder Medical (2015 runner-up)
  • James Roberts, CEO, Mom Incubators (2015 winner)
  • Nick Schweitzer, CEO, Klydo (2017 winner)
  • Michael Toughter, CEO, Soundbops (2016 winner)

Dress code 

Day dress / lounge suit. No trainers or jeans. 

Registration is free but compulsory. 

If you require any further details, please contact Angus Baker .