2023 Blackstone LaunchPad Ideas Competition

IDEAS Competition

The College of Southern Nevada wants to congratulate the winners of the latest Blackstone LaunchPad Ideas Competition powered by StartupTree. The campus-round competition was held virtually on October 26,  2023,, and it offered each finalist a chance to win $1,000 to start the next big thing. The goal of this annual competition is to encourage students to come up with a unique and compelling product or service and then design a solid and practical plan on how they will sell and market it in the real world. All students, regardless of their major, are invited to apply.

The four winners selected for the competition at CSN were Logan Lundblad, Gloria Pipes, Selina Solis and Jimmy Walley.

Lundblad submitted under the Health and Life Science Track. His business idea is called “Typenone” and described as a glucose monitoring/insulin delivery system that allows both devices to receive feedback from each other. Pipes submitted her idea under the Consumer Products and Services Track. It’s called “Luxe Weddings LV” and she wants to work with multiple business partners to provide affordable weddings for her clients. Solis submitted under the General Track and her idea is called “Thunder Buddies”. It’s described as a personalized support doll for cancer patients of any age. Finally, Wally who submitted under the Social and Climate Impact Track proposed an idea called “Carbon Footprint Demolition and Recycling”. It’s a mobile demolition, recycling and manufacturing Center.

Winners from each LaunchPad campus will then move on to compete in the national round competition, where the grand prize winner in each track will receive $10,000!

The College of Southern Nevada Blackstone LaunchPad group fosters a culture of innovative entrepreneurship within the Las Vegas community by developing events and programs that help a diverse student population acquire the expertise necessary to create and sustain a successful business. Our programming provides high-quality services, business acumen, and connections that bridge the gap between the classroom and running a successful business.

Congratulations again to all the campus-round winners. While none of our campus-round winners advanced to win the national competition, they received invaluable feedback from the judges that will undoubtedly enhance their final pitch decks and prepare them for future success.