The SEMA Launch Pad powered by YEN is the premiere young entrepreneur automotive competition. The program offers innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-39 a platform at the world’s largest B2B gathering—the SEMA Show—to pitch their business to a panel of iconic industry judges at a live event. Ten finalists will compete for the ultimate prize designed to take their product to the next level through brand exposure, access to business resources, face time with key industry influencers and more!
All award taxes are the sole responsibility of the award-winning company. Tax liability is based on the value of the prizes. All award winners must complete a W-9 in order to receive a prize.
*No changes are permitted to the booth layout. Company does not accrue SEMA Show seniority points by reason of exhibiting at a 2018 SEMA Show kiosk booth in the New Products Showcase area or the turn-key exhibit space with premium placement at the 2019 SEMA Show.
*Please review the full Terms & Conditions for prize package.
**Please review the full Terms & Conditions and Selection Criteria.
TV & Radio host, actor and a former news anchor, who’s obsession with cars has turned a lifelong hobby into a full blown career. Known to his friends as the guy who can’t drive across town without looking into every open garage door along the way. Clarence grew up around his father’s moving company and used car lot fixing, flipping and eventually racing cars he put together from parts scavenged from the want-ads.
Enthusiasts and fans know Clarence as the Motorsports host for Hot Rod Magazine’s Power Tour & Engine Masters Challenge, Roadkill Drags, Motor Trend Truck of the Year, Car Craft Nationals, Mopar Nats, The Great Race, SEMA Ignited, Lincoln Tech Tips, Castrol Edge, Hyundai, Mercedes, Harley Davidson and most recently the face of the Luken Network’s newest property, RevnTV.
All Launch Pad finalists will compete in the live event at the 2018 SEMA Show where they will present a five-minute pitch to a panel of judges on their product/service. The contestants will be scored based on their performance in the following categories: People, Product, and Process.