SEMA’s Young Executives Network (YEN) celebrates entrepreneurs by announcing the first-ever "SEMA Launch Pad" contest. This new competition offers innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs under the age of 40 an industry platform to showcase their business plan for marketing a new automotive product or service.

Through this competition, five finalists will have their business plans peer-reviewed by industry leaders at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The SEMA Show judges will select the winning YEN executive. That grand prize winner will receive a prize package to help take their business to the next level:

  • SEMA: One full-page, four-color ad in SEMA News.
  • SEMA Show: One 10' x10' booth at the 2014 SEMA Show.
  • eTool Developers: Web consultation/development time.
  • Kahn Media: Public relations and social media consultation.
  • Manufacturers Representative Network (MRN): Manufacturers' rep consultation.
  • Source Interlink Media: Ad in Hot Rod or 4 Wheel or Off Road magazine.
  • Taylor Creative Company: Marketing, creative, design, and/or production.
  • Family Events: Event level sponsorship package to either a Family Events truck and off road group property or a Family Events performance car group property.
  • UPS: Consulting services which can include warehouse design/layout, inventory optimization analysis, and tech integration.

Even if you don't win the grand prize, you and your company has the opportunity to be exposed to thousands of industry professionals.

Apply today and submit your video by July 11th.