From 70+ applicants, down to the top five - Kaizen Speed took the Grand Prize at the 2019 SEMA Launch Pad Competition with the Kaizen Relay!
It all started in spring of 2019 and we had just submitted our US Patent Application which meant we were finally able to share our concept with the world. Armed with only 3d printed prototypes we set out to test the idea against a panel of industry professionals and an audience of a few thousand people. The response was as good as we could ever expect and we took the Grand Prize - $10,000 and a booth at the 2020 SEMA Show!
Thank you to all of you who voted for us and gave us encouragement along the way, we're working hard to bring the product to life - despite COVID-19!
...The SEMA Launch Pad program is a competition for young entrepreneurs who would like to launch their products into the $44.6 billion dollar aftermarket industry.
Now in its seventh year, the program provides emerging business leaders the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of iconic industry judges and compete for a prize that includes $10,000 to be used for the benefit of their business, and exhibit space at the annual SEMA Show.
"SEMA Launch Pad competitors represent the most innovative and passionate emerging industry-leaders and entrepreneurs!"
To find out more, check out: SEMA.org/launchpad