Participate in this global competition for prospective entrepreneurs, start-ups and emerging companies working in the optics and photonics industry.
With over $85,000 in cash, prizes, promotion, and more.
Application opens 1 October
The SPIE Startup Challenge is held annually at Photonics West. This competitive event invites new entrepreneurs to pitch their light-based technology business plan to a team of corporate development experts and venture capitalists.
The best pitchers receive cash prizes and are selected to attend a week long entrepreneur boot camp to refine their ideas and make further contacts with experts.
2016 winners and finalists
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments.
I didn't win first place in the SPIE Startup Challenge but I received great feedback, learned how to refine my pitch, and met two people who have since become my start up advisors. SPIE is doing a great service!"
- E. Hooman Banaei, Founder and CEO of Everix