Launch Your Venture


Do you have a ground-breaking business idea? Have you developed a concept that would revolutionize aviation, aerospace or engineering? Do you have what it takes to be the next Student-to-CEO? Bring your business idea to life with Launch Your Venture and win up to $10,000 in prizes!


We’re looking for university student-led startups with revolutionary ideas that will change the future of the aviation, aerospace and engineering industries. Successful projects will feature scalable transformative technologies led by strong management teams capable of launching disruptive innovation.

Eligible teams will have at least one full-time student, undergraduate or graduate, at an accredited university in Florida, enrolled during the academic year of the competition. The student must have a major role in the venture (founder, equity holder, C-level management) and will deliver the final pitch if selected as a finalist.

Six finalists will present their pitches online to a judging panel representing investors, industry and the military. Each competitor will receive seven minutes to pitch and a five-minute Q&A with the judges. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.


2023 Launch Your Venture Key Dates

  • Feb. 27, 2023:  First-round applications due
  • March 3, 2023:  Advancing teams notification
  • March 13, 2023:  Second-round applications due
  • March 20, 2023:  Finalists notification
  • March 31, 2023:  Final in-person round



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


Categories: Business Planning, Funding, Incubators, Marketing, Professional Development, Strategic Planning
Start Date: 2/27/2022 12:00 AM
End Date: 2/27/2023 11:59 PM