A lot has been said and written lately about the “aging” of the automotive specialty-equipment industry. Built over roughly six decades by hands-on parts and hardcore speed and performance innovators, the automotive aftermarket is now an industry topping $30 billion. However, questions currently abound over whether it will continue to attract younger enthusiasts—not only as consumers but as entrepreneurs.
Launch Pad News 2013
News and updates and from SEMA's councils and committees.
The stage has been set, and it’s called the SEMA Launch Pad Presented by YEN competition. The top 10 owners, presidents and c-level executives under the age of 40 in the automotive specialty-equipment market have been selected. The competition to narrow these 10 candidates/businesses down to the top five has begun on Facebook.
The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) celebrates young entrepreneurs by announcing the first-ever “SEMA Launch Pad” contest. This new competition offers executive-level innovators under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their business plan for marketing a new automotive product or service.