With an expanded prize package and increased benefits to applicants, the 9th annual SEMA Launch Pad competition included a record-high number of applications from entrepreneurs of new automotive-related products.
Fifteen semi-finalists have been announced and will now advance onto the next round. Top five candidates will be selected later in the year to pitch their business ideas at the 2021 SEMA Show in front of a panel of iconic industry judges.
2020 Launch Pad Winner
Value: Up to $92,000
Value: Up to $27,000
Value: Up to $12,000
5 Competitors: Total Prize Value: Up to $4,000
Value: Up to $8,000
All award taxes are the sole responsibility of the award-winning company. Tax liability is based on the value of the prizes. All award winners must complete a W-9 in order to receive a prize.
*No changes are permitted to the booth layout or location within the Pavilion. Company does not accrue SEMA Show seniority points by reason of exhibiting at a 2021 SEMA Show kiosk booth in the New Products Showcase area or the turn-key exhibit space with premium placement in the Launch Pad Pavilion at the 2021 SEMA Show. Company may purchase up to two (2) additional exhibitors passes beyond the complimentary allotment of two (2) exhibitor badges for use by company staff and/or spouse.
**SEMA membership dues are based on business type and annual sales. Maximum value of SEMA membership is $2,000.
*Please review the full Terms & Conditions for prize package
**Please review the full Terms & Conditions and Selection Criteria.
The SEMA Launch Pad is the automotive specialty equipment's ultimate competition for budding entrepreneurs who are ready to introduce their products to a worldwide audience.
While the competition has supported young creators since 2013, the age limit has been removed to make it easier for more participants to qualify. There's also more cash prizes, and more participants than ever will be featured in SEMA's publications and social media channels.
If you have a product or service for the automotive industry, we want to hear from you!