After going through many submissions for the 2019 SEMA Launch Pad competition, the top 15 semifinalists have been chosen and announced! See who has made it and their unique products below.
In no particular order:
The Paddock, Founder/CEO
Product: The Paddock
The Paddock leverages technology to give car enthusiasts the best shopping experience possible. Virtually test fit wheels, browse classifieds, and connect with installers for a seamless wheel and tire experience, from ideation to installation. We aren’t reinventing the wheel, just the experience around it.
Kaizen Speed, Founder/Owner
Product: Kaizen Relay
The Kaizen Relay is a weatherproof, solid-state relay that directly replaces standard relays. It’s patent pending design allows multiple relays to interconnect, making it easy to add on to your vehicle without complicated wiring. Programmable CAN-bus modules and wireless modules can be attached, instantly making your Kaizen Relay a smart PDM.
SoCur Inc., Owner
Product: UV Cure Undercoat System for Automotive Refinish
ChipFix is a single component ultraviolet cure fine putty that is translucent in color. This putty is perfect for last minute touch ups of pinholes, rock chips, light gauges and minor imperfections. ChipFix spreads easily and cures in seconds with an appropriate UV light and experiences little to no shrinkage.
Radial Dynamics LLC, President
Product: Vortex Steering Reservoir
The Radial Dynamics Vortex Reservoir is a revolution in the off-road steering market segment which features a patent-pending design that actively de-aerates steering fluid and maximizes effective system capacity to keep even the highest flowing steering pumps working at their best under the most demanding conditions.
GJ Motorsports LLC, Owner
Product: 3rd Brake Lights
The GJ Motorsports aftermarket 3rd brake lights provide a high mounting location for LED lights to provide effective dust/chase lights with a factory fit and finish. They are also a great option for anyone working around the rear of their vehicle by providing excellent work or scene lighting.
Seville Auto Trim LLC, GloTrim Products Lead
Product: GloTrim / Fiber Optic light guide see OEM
GloTrim is a flexible glass fiber optic welting kits provides premium soft trim lighting solutions, by offering kits, consultation, integration, and custom services. GloTrim kits are designed to be easily integrated into any 12 Volt system. GloTrim provides company's in the automotive aftermarket the tools to craft new, exciting and desirable products for their customers.
Christopher Steven Owens
Last Drop Wrench, CEO/Founder
Product: The Last Drop Wrench
The Last Drop Wrench allows you to drain oil from an oil filter before it has been removed eliminating spills and burns all while decreasing the time it takes to complete an oil change by up to 25%. Life is already messy; your oil change doesn’t have to be.
Voxel Evolution LLC, Founder
Product: Luxe LightWrap
Luxe LightWrap is a translucent premium cast vinyl specifically designed for wrapping a vehicle's lights and trim. LightWrap is proudly manufactured in the USA and features air release for quick bubble free installations, and because it can be printed and laminated there is no limit to what effect is possible!
Urban Custom Fabrications, Owner
Product: DIY Custom Flatbeds
UCF’s industry changing aluminum flatbed has interlocking pieces that bolt together in an at home or professional garage. The bed can be shipped to their door for a DIY project or fabrication shops can save on inventory costs because it fits most platforms. Its sturdy, durable, and a clean design.
Trac-Top LLC, CEO
Product: Trac-Top / Jeep Wrangler Top
Trac-Top is a direct replacement for the freedom panels of the Jeep Wrangler using the factory knobs and knobs. It is a coil-sprung retractable canvas that is built directly into the housing, so you have instant shade when you want it and protection from the elements when you need it.
KeyCages are precision engineered exoskeletons for keys and key fobs that enhance the look and performance of OEM keys.
Traveling Tint, Owner
Product: Removable sun shades and window tint
Traveling tint is a high quality optically clear removable window tint/shade. Our traveling tint kit Is a 15% VLT tinted, quick to put on a window, pull it off and move. The slap shade line is a complete sunblock kit, this product is customizable with logos and brands.
Forged Authority, President
Product: Aftermarket Truck Bed Systems
Forged Authority manufactures the next generation of Truck Bed Systems. Toolboxes, chairs, tire chocks, tie down hooks, kayak racks, fishing rod holders, and more. Our accessories mount onto our new MFR (mounting frame rail) with 1 pin, within seconds. Ever changing how to use your truck to do more, faster.
The Wiper Group LLC, President
Product: Wiper Packs
Changing windshield wipers is simple with Wiper Packs from The Wiper Group. Each pack is customized to include two blades that are the right fit for your car. When it’s time for a change, get a Refill Pack so you can keep the blades and just replace the rubber.
RIGd Supply, Chief Marketing Officer
The RIGd UltraSwing is a spare tire carrier and swing-away receiver for bike racks or other hitch mounted accessories. UltraSwing is designed for serious off-road use and combines maximum functionality with reduced weight. UltraSwing features an ecosystem of accessory mounts including a camp table, fuel, Hi-Lift jacks, and more.