Launch Your Venture

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has opened the participant pool for its annual student business-pitch competition, Launch Your Venture, to hundreds more future business leaders across Florida. Boeing HorizonX, the first official presenting sponsor, alongside platinum sponsor International Speedway Corporation (ISC), will support the newly expanded competition.

Learn more about the 2020 Launch Your Venture!


  • First Place: $10,000
  • Second Place: $5,000
  • Third Place: $3,000
  • Plus In-Kind Prizes

Key Dates

  • Round 1 application portal opens: January 6, 2020
  • Round 1 applications due: February 24, 2020
  • Semifinalists announced: March 2, 2020
  • Semifinal applications due: March 16, 2020
  • Finalists announced: March 27, 2020
  • Final round (in-person): TBD

2020 Launch Your Venture Finalists

Viktor V Knurov,
Florida Atlantic University

Spencer Churchill and Jessica Steinmann,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

EaseAlert, LLC
Blake Richardson,
Flagler College
Lid Vizion, LLC
Shawn Dean Wilborne and Lamar GIggetts, University of Miami

NovApproach Spine, LLC
Domenic Aluise,
University of Florida

Elezar Tonev,
University of Florida