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Jonathan Mill, 2013 SEMA Launch Pad winner, pitches his business, E-Stopp, to the judging panel.
By Bryan Harrison
From a large pool of competitors, the top 10 young automotive entrepreneurs have been named in the second annual SEMA Launch Pad Presented by YEN competition.
Representing new innovative products and services in the specialty automotive aftermarket, these next-gen automotive leaders are looking for a big break to launch their business to the next level.
In this next step of the competition, you can decide the fate of the top five competitors who will advance to a live competition at the SEMA Show. Watch their short business pitches on YouTube and vote today.
Your vote will decide the five competitors who will pitch their business to a celebrity judging panel at the SEMA Show, including automotive industry juggernauts Doug Evans, Ron Coleman, Jessi Combs, Mark Arcenal and Glenn Rogers. The winner will receive a grand prize to launch their business to the next level.
Voting ends September 5, with the live on-stage competition occurring November 5, from 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. in the SEMA Show Super Session Room N258 (second floor, North Hall). Lunch will be provided to the first 125 attendees.
Top 10 SEMA Launch Pad Competitors – Vote now!
|Name ||Company ||Product/Service |
|Samuel Giles ||Intellectual Capital Consulting Ltd. ||Blackhawk RES |
|Kirk Lucas ||LumaIII ||Aurora, LED Attachment For Spray Guns |
|Roger Peterson ||MG Research LLC ||The Enthusiast App |
|Ian Lehn ||BOOSTane ||BOOSTane, Octane Engineering |
|Joe Gomez ||GZC Wheels ||Mobile Rim Finder |
|Jeffrey Lee ||Hammerhead Housings LLC ||HammerHead IRS |
|D.J. Potter ||Rocky Mountain Tonneau LLC ||Wasatch Tonneau |
|Shawn Chartier ||Custom Offsets LLC ||Online Custom Wheel Fitment System |
|Sarah Park ||The Hybrid Haven ||The Hybrid Haven Franchise System |
|Jack Zampolin ||RightPSI Inc. ||RightPSI|