LaunchPadSC 2011


Submission deadline


Competition Organizer

Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

This competition is divided into two tracks. 

Section 1 is open to full-time graduate and undergraduate students from Clemson University. 

Section 2 is open to anyone who is a South Carolina resident or a student attending a South Carolina college or university. 

Ventures must be in the seed, startup, or early growth stages. 

Important Dates

Entry submissions, which include a PowerPoint presentation and an executive summary, are due on October 28, 2011. The top ten entries (five from each section) will be selected to advance on November 14, 2011. They will resubmit their revised entry materials on December 2, 2011, and present to judges on December 9, 2011

Competition Prizes

The winners of both Sections of the competition will each receive a $5,000 cash prize. They will also each receive a BrightStart™ Bundle of Services, valued at $4,750

Other Info

Judges for LaunchPad come from a community of entrepreneurs and business leaders. Judging will be based upon the selection of those entities that are most innovative and feasible.