AAAS Lab to Launch Live Pitching Finals

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
RSVP Required
Free Event
DC Tech & Startups
Included Items: 
Watch finalists compete for $10,000 in total seed capital prizes as they pitch their innovations on-stage to a panel of entrepreneurship experts!

Join the American Association for the Advancement of Science in celebrating the District of Columbia's young science and technology entrepreneurs in the culmination of the Lab to Launch Competition.

Watch the finalists compete for $10,000 in total seed capital prizes as they pitch their innovations on-stage to a panel of entrepreneurship experts at AAAS on April 18

FREE event. RSVP here.

About Lab to Launch

AAAS created Lab to Launch to identify and support promising local technology innovators by providing training, networking opportunities, and seed capital prizes: $5,000 for 1st place, $3,000 for 2nd place, and $2,000 for 3rd place.

Technology innovators from across the District submitted applications describing their business plans and technical innovations along with a two-minute pitch video. After merit-review by expert panels, six finalists were selected to advance to the Lab to Launch Finals on April 18.

About Lab to Launch Finals

The Lab to Launch finals are open to all! Seating is limited, though, so attendees must register on this Eventbrite page.

Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served while the judges tabulate their scores and decide the winners.

Tentative schedule:

5:00 PM – Live Pitching Commences

6:30 PM – Reception Begins

7:15 PM – Announcement of Award Winners 

Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to allow time to be seated before the pitching commences.

Lab to Launch Finalists

  • Marc Connell, Co-Founder, BioMap Explorer I
  • Sebastian Hood, Co-Founder and CEO, Mynd
  • Andrew King, Co-Founder, PhareTech
  • Kevin Lee, Founder, Mobilized Construction
  • Zack Maril, Founder, LogClerk
  • Matthew Mullin, Founder and CEO Sand Scan

Learn about the finalists' innovations here>>

Lab to Launch Judges

  • Scott Baldwin, Senior Staff Attorney, Office of Trademark Quality Review and Training, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Lisa Cuesta, Vice President of Investments, NextGen Venture Partners
  • Anjali Kataria, CEO, Mytonomy
  • Tiffany Norwood, Founder and CEO, Tribetan
  • G. Nagesh Rao, Chief Technologist and Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration

Training Support

In the lead up to finals, AAAS has hosted several public entrepreneurship seminars, as well as pitching training sessions for the finalists. Those sessions have been led and supported by:

Directions to AAAS

AAAS is located near the Metro Center Station on the red, orange, blue, and silver lines or via Metrobus. There are several paid public parking garages located nearby, as well as limited metered street parking. 

When you arrive to AAAS, enter through the main entrance on the corner of 12th and H ST NW. A staff member will be in the lobby to direct you to the event space.