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Startups and The Launchpad at Event Tech Live

The Launchpad, Event Tech Live’s sought-after platform for start-ups and new technology, will be back at the show in November with a bigger footprint and a remodelled competition.

Launchpad is a cost-effective liaison between nascent next-generation event tech suppliers and industry buyers/investors. Recognised for its impact, Launchpad benefits from significant subsidy and sponsorship and its own stage programme featuring live tech demos from its exhibitors.

Long-term supporter Visit by GES is sponsoring the new format Launchpad competition, which requires entrants to submit a one-minute explainer video, detailing their ‘new tech’ product or initiative, by July 31.

Following a public vote, the three most impressive will be announced on Day 1 of Event Tech Live and invited to deliver a short presentation on Day 2 in front of a live audience. An expert panel of judges will rank the companies Gold, Silver and Bronze, with a significant prize for each category.

Launchpad Competition

Entry into the competition is only available to exhibitors in the Launchpad area of Event Tech Live 2018.

To enter the competition, companies need to submit a 1-minute explainer video.

The industry will vote and decide the shortlist of the 2018 Launchpad competition. Three technology providers will be shortlisted and announced on day 1 of (7th November) at Event Tech Live. Each shortlisted company will then deliver a short presentation on Day 2 in front of a live audience as well as an expert panel of judges - who between them will decide Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes.

Voting Opens 1st October 2018

Win, lose or draw, entering the competition gives entrants great exposure among event professionals including the 57,000 readers of and over 60,000 social media connections. 

Entrants will also be sent a marketing pack for their own promotion to maximise the number of individuals that vote for them. 

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Open to Launchpad exhibitors and qualifying start-ups from around the show, the competition guarantees great exposure among event professionals, including 57,000 readers of (EIN) and over 60,000 social media connections. Entrants also receive a marketing pack to help optimise their award campaign.

Companies wishing to be part of the Launchpad initiative should email