6 Startups to Vie for $20,000 at Launch.Vc Pitch Competition 2021

Launch.VC and Launch Academy in partnership with MEP Business Council & Boast.AI are presenting their first-ever pitch competition to be held on Nov 17, 2021. The virtual competition will feature 6 Launch companies including companies from our Maple, Launchpad, Launch Your Startup and Liberty programs. 

Launch VC Pitch Competition 2021

The top six finalists for the competition were announced after a preliminary round of flash pitches by 20 promising Launch startups. The finalists will present a 90-second pitch in front of Launch.VC’s community of 1,000+ founders, investors and industry experts. After this first round and a Q&A session with our judges and audience, 3 finalists will be selected to present their 3-minute investor pitch for a chance to win up to $20,000 in cash.


  • 1st place: $10,000 in cash
  • 2nd place: $5,000 in cash
  • 3rd place: $2,500 in cash
  • + $2,500 worth of in-kind prize

Join us LIVE for free from anywhere in the world on November 17, 2021 at 3 PM PT. Get your virtual link here. 

Top 6 Finalists

David Cruz – Founder, Pineapple

Pineapple lets you build Mobile Apps without a single line of code. Pineapple is democratizing app development for everyone with an easy-to-use drag and drop builder.

Bill Lau – Founder, Holimood International Yachting Limited

Holimood is a Hong Kong based leading reservation platform for yachts, camping and leisure experiences. This award winning project generated over 20 million USD revenue last year. The company is looking for more opportunities to expand its overseas market.

Raphael Titsworth-Morin – Cofounder, Chewy 

Chewy is building an open source stack, and tooling around it, to make it easy for junior devs to deploy full fledged products. Chewy is also putting together a bunch of educational materials and a community to help them out along the way.

Hamayal Choudhry & Evan Neff – Cofounders, smartARM Robotics

smartARM is developing AI-powered bionic hands for amputees that can see and learn. Their mission is to empower humans to interact with the world around them more intimately.

Syed Ahmed – Cofounder, Ontraccr Technologies Inc

OnTraccr is on a mission to automate the way construction is managed. Ontraccer provides next-generation workflow automation software that helps any type of construction contractor automate the tedious and time-consuming workflows no one should be spending their time on.

Leigh Sembaluk – Founder, Preception

Preception’s portable technology platform gives sports organizations the ability to train, measure and analyze preception in their existing, dynamic team training environments while collecting a massive database, giving athletes the ability to act first because whoever acts first, wins.


LV Pitch - Judges
Our judges for the Launch VC Pitch Competition 2021 will be Adam O’DonnellMonique MordenMilun Tesovic, Bernd Petak, and Chris Neumann.


The Launch VC Pitch Competition 2021 will be hosted by Charlyne Fothergill, Startup Advisor, Community Connector and Sr. HR Business Partner at CTO.AI.

See you there! 

Don’t miss a chance to see the future of BC Tech sector take the stage and get to know what companies from Launch’s programs are building. The viewing audience will have a say in deciding which startup delivered the best pitch. Join us on Nov 17th at 3PM PT. Click here to register for the event.