Bringing ideas to life

About the Launchpad

The Launchpad consists of a virtual 10-week customer discovery and technology validation “pre-accelerator” and an in-person Biomimicry & Business Bootcamp. The Launchpad will cover topics such as the biomimicry design process, understanding a customer’s problem or need, and how to build a rockstar team.


Launchpad participants will experience:

  • Startup training & coaching
  • In-person Biomimicry & Business Bootcamp
  • Mentorship & network of industry experts
  • Pro bono legal advice
  • Access to free design software


Virtual “Pre-Accelerator” Program – September 30 – December 6, 2019

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) Open to Submissions – January 2020

In-Person Biomimicry Entrepreneurship Expedition – January 31 – February 6, 2020

BGDC Submission Deadline – June 1, 2020 

BGDC Finalists Announced – End of July 2020 


Please reach out to launchpad(at) with any questions.

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