It starts with just an idea

Your business idea can address real industry challenges

We work with our partners to frame their challenges and engage with the entrepreneurial community.  We bring entrepreneurs and established companies together to come up with solutions.

We provide a platform for entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to address the challenges of our partners. These partners provide startups with one of the most precious resources they could receive: access to market.


With our partners we host challenge workshops where entrepreneurs can engage with corporate executives to hear from them directly what challenges they are facing and what opportunities exist to do business with them. Instead coming up with solutions and finding problems that they solve, we work with our partners to empower entrepreneurs to take on real problems head-on.

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Pitching Platform

Entrepreneurs only get 3 minutes to record a video pitch.  LaunchLab provides no facilities for visual aids, but props and demo devices are allowed.  Any content beyond the 3 minutes will not be considered in the judging.

We look for the following criteria in the pitches that we receive:

  1. Problem or Need, and the Opportunity
  2. Value Proposition
  3. Target Market
  4. Team – are you capable and do you have time to commit?
  5. Business Model
  6. What do you need?

Our current Ideas Programme Challenges