The Next Launch

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Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy




a business idea competition





The Next Launch is a business idea competition hosted by The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur at Culver Academies, in Culver, Indiana.  The competition features high school students from The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, Illinois, Fishers High School in Fishers, Indiana, and Culver Academies.

–winner earns $10,000.00–

–first runner-up $5,000.00–

–second runner-up $2,500.00–

A business idea includes a description of a product, company, or service and its market need.  Competitive products, companies, or services are assessed, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of each competitor. The idea includes the unique selling propositions of the product, company, or service, along with future growth and characteristics of the market. It may be either “for-profit,” or “not-for-profit.”  A “business idea” may be a product, company, or service that is new to the market, or a product, company, or service recently established.

Each school will select three teams (1, 2, or 3 person(s) per team) to compete in the final round at Launch Fishers, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  Professional business leaders judge. Participating schools have been provided with the rules of the competition.  They are available upon request.

Competition coordinator—Harry D. Frick III—


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