Launchpad & Startup Competition

The Launchpad 

The popular ETL Launchpad is an exclusive area on the show floor dedicated to start-up exhibitors.

This area offers a carefully curated and cost-effective solution for companies under three years old to showcase their tech and facilitate crucial introductions between industry buyers/investors.

Spaces on the Launchpad are priced at £1,495 + VAT and are extremely limited. Contact to find out more and secure your space.

Joe Atkinson, director and co-founder of speaker management software specialist Lineup Ninja, a 2018 winner, says: 

“We introduced the company at Event Tech Live’s Launchpad competition four years ago. 

“Just the opportunity to show our product to the judges was valuable, but we got several more important benefits from taking part. Pitching in front of a live audience on the main stage was great exposure, putting us in front of a number of industry buyers. 

“There were several profile-boosting prizes and a good few trade press articles about our win too, but just being in the running was a story we could use to promote our brand via our own – and more importantly – via Event Tech Live’s social media channels.

“Taking part in the competition was an entirely positive experience and I’d recommend it to any event tech start-up. Particularly if, like us, you’re bootstrapping your initiative, it’s a very cost-effective way to gain brand exposure. On top of that, we met several industry contacts who we now count as friends. 

“If you’re thinking about entering, just do it. You have nothing to lose

Launchpad Competition

The Launchpad zone allows access to the globally acclaimed Launchpad Competition. The competition is open exclusively to Launchpad exhibitors and has been the trigger to countless success stories.

Launchpad companies will be shortlisted by industry vote on 16th November 2022 and on 17th November each shortlisted company will have the opportunity to deliver a presentation in front of a live audience and an expert panel of judges.

The winning start-ups will be awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold – with significant prizes on offer for each winner.