2022 Blackstone LaunchPad by StartupTree Ideas Competition

Competition Open: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 8:51 PM (US/Pacific)

Deadline: Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 5:30 PM (US/Pacific)


Competition created by College of Southern Nevada


The Blackstone LaunchPad Ideas Competition is designed to provide students with early-stage ideas to compete for cash prizes!

More importantly, participating students will gain access to the LaunchPad program on their campus, to get the support on their entrepreneurship journey and skill-building.

This signature program supports LaunchPad’s goal in de-risking entrepreneurship, broadening accessibility, and diversifying engagement with a focus on recruiting underrepresented and under-resourced students to participate.

The competition is virtual, hosted on the StartupTree platform.


Participants will need to select 1 of the following 4 tracks.

  • Social and Climate Impact
  • Health & Life Science
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • General 


The winners of the [Campus Round] will take home $1,000. Furthermore, four (4) finalists from each campus will move forward to the [Network Round] competing for $10,000 in additional prize money to further develop your idea.


The applicant must…

  • be a current student (undergraduate) ​
  • be a founder/co-founder (i.e., the person with the original idea)
  • be in the earliest stages – have an idea or have just started building on an idea
  • create a profile on Startup Tree and apply as an individual or in teams of  2​


  • 9/14/2022: Application for Campus Round Open
  • 10/25/2022: Deadline for Campus Round 
  • 10/25/2022 – 10/28/2022: Campus Round Deliberation Period
    • Applicants will be evaluated and scored
  • November 1st – November 16th: Winner from each track across each school invited to finalist network round
    • If you are selected as Finalist, you will be invited to the Network Round
  • November 16th: Deadline for Network Round Finalist Participation
    • More information and link to apply will be shared with Finalists
  • December 6th: Network Round winners announced

You must create a profile on Startup Tree to enter.  Use this link to create your profile
CSN Blackstone LaunchPad | SignUp (startuptree.co)