The top five contestants chosen will be participating in this live event held in the Westgate Theater in front of an audience of their peers.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (May 29, 2019) — The top 15 applicants in the 2019 SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the Young Executives Network (YEN), have been selected and will advance to the six-week online voting stage. The public will be invited to vote from July 29 to September 8, thereby determining the finalists who will go on to pitch industry experts in front of a live audience at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the SEMA Show Student Program. One winner will be selected to win the top prize that includes $10,000 and exhibit space at the industry-leading SEMA Show.
SEMA YEN Presents a Live Chat with the 2018 SEMA LaunchPad winner, Matt Beenen of BuiltRight Industries.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 15, 2019) — Young entrepreneurs, students, and business owners looking for an opportunity to launch their products into the $43 billion automotive aftermarket industry can apply now at www.sema.org/launchpad. The deadline to enter the 2019 SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the Young Executives Network (YEN), and compete for a top prize that includes $10,000 and exhibit space at the industry-leading SEMA Show is April 14.
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (April 20, 2018) — Young business owners and entrepreneurs in the automotive industry have a chance to boost their businesses by entering the SEMA Launch Pad, presented by the Young Executives Network (YEN), at www.sema.org/launchpad. Winners of the program will be able to pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, with the top prize including $10,000 and exhibit space at the automotive aftermarket’s leading trade show.
Comedian Larry the Cable Guy is bringing his standup comedy routine to the 2016 SEMA Show as the featured entertainer at the SEMA Industry Awards Banquet, to be held on Thursday, November 3. Known for his signature catchphrase “Git-R-Done,” Larry is a multiplatinum recording artist, a Grammy nominee, a Billboard award winner and the voice of Mater in the animated feature films Cars and Cars 2.
The SEMA News team has recently cut together four videos to help highlight association activities.
Diamond Bar, CA (March 30, 2016)—The SEMA Young Executives Network (YEN) is now accepting applications for its annual Launch Pad competition at www.sema.org/launch-pad. The program, now in its fourth year, is a competition that offers young and emerging entrepreneurs in the automotive aftermarket the opportunity to jumpstart their businesses.
The 2016 SEMA Show Priority Booth Space Selection process begins May 2, and now’s the time to start solidifying your plans, especially for first-time exhibitors.