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Celebrating 12 years of Light-based Business Creation

The SPIE Startup Challenge at Photonics West

The SPIE Startup Challenge is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs in photonics. Join us at Photonics West for informative panel sessions, networking, and the Startup Challenge finals, 25 January 2022. Winning teams share cash and other prizes.

Applications due 31 October

Apply online today  ›

Photonics West
22 - 27 January 2022

Startup Challenge
25 January 2022

Questions? innovation@spie.org

Program Schedule, Tuesday 25 January 2022

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Investing in Photonics Panel Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Photonics Startup Fund-raising Pitches
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Mergers and Acquisitions Activity Panel Discussion
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Startup Challenge Finals
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Startup Challenge Awards and Networking Reception

Apply online today and be be seen by experts & investors in photonics

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Learn more about the Startup Challenge Program

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Join the coversation with the SPIE Startup Challenge Community

Business strategy, pitch reviews, and competition logistics are all discussed on the SPIE Startup Challenge workspace on Slack.

Send an email to innovation@spie.org to be added to the discussion space.