BuiltRight Industries has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2018 SEMA Launch Pad business competition! The finalists, selected by a public voting process, will have the opportunity to pitch their business on stage and be judged by a celebrity panel during the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Getting to the final stage would represent a tremendous opportunity for growth, publicity and recognition.
The SEMA Launch Pad program is open to all entrepreneurs under the age of 40 that have a business or product to pitch. Think Shark Tank, but specific to the automotive aftermarket world. To learn more about the SEMA Launch Pad Program, follow this link.
The SEMA Launch Pad Process
Initial applications were accepted in May and early June. From those applications, 15 semi-finalists are selected and notified. Those semi-finalists were flown to the SEMA Exhibitor Summit in Las Vegas to film a pitch video with a professional film crew. Our Founder, Matt Beenen, spent a couple of days there, met a lot of great people and had a chance to earn quite a bit about how the SEMA Show operates and what it takes to maximize your return as an exhibitor.
Those videos were then edited and recently release for the public to watch and vote for their favorite competitors. To watch those videos and vote for your favorite, follow this link. On September 7th, the ten competitors with the greatest number of votes will advance to the final round, where they will travel to Las Vegas for the SEMA Show to pitch their business, live on stage, in front of a panel of industry judges. Should BuiltRight be fortunate to advance, Matt would have the opportunity to share our business and product line(s) with a very large audience. This kind of exposure may be just what we need to grow BuiltRight to it's next stage and offer our products to a larger audience!
All of the finalists are given the opportunity to shown a 'kiosk' style booth at the 2018 SEMA Show, a tremendous way to show off a product and gain a great deal fo industry exposure. The winner of the competition gets a larger SEMA booth in 2019, a $10k cash prize to invest in their business and again, a great deal of media coverage.
Help BuiltRight Advance to the Final
The voting process is simple and will take seconds. Simply find Matt Beenen in the link below and click to vote. Your vote is recorded using your facebook ID to ensure that you only vote once. After you've voted, fill out the short form at the bottom of the page to be entered to win a $1000 BuiltRight Gift Card!