Biomimicry Launchpad

The Biomimicry Launchpad is an accelerator program that helps early-stage entrepreneurs bring nature-inspired solutions to market.

The Launchpad provides entrepreneurs and changemakers with the resources they need to launch and grow successful biomimicry businesses, accelerates the development and commercialization of biomimicry innovations, and helps create the next generation of sustainability entrepreneurs. Each year, Launchpad teams are eligible to compete for the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®, sponsored by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, a $25,000 second prize, and additional cash prizes.

Apply by April 7, 2019, for entry into our next cohort.

Designed to help nature-inspired solutions advance beyond the concept stage, the Biomimicry Launchpad is an intensive program that assists teams in further developing their design concepts and market strategy utilizing business training, mentorship, and legal support provided by the Institute and its partners. At the end of each Biomimicry Launchpad cycle, one team is awarded the $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize®, endowed by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.
The Biomimicry Institute

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