OPEN SV is proud to count the LaunchPad Program as a leading initiative with entrepreneurs in mind. The program is for both, budding and experienced entrepreneurs and is designed to bridge the gap between the entrepreneurs and potential investors. Entrepreneurs are invited to submit pitches (Business Plans, Deck, Executive Brief) in order to get selected and get an opportunity to present their business ideas to VCs and Experienced Entrepreneurs at an event where they can expect candid feedback as well as making important connections. OPEN SV is proud to have featured many startups already over the coarse of the past two very active years for the program under the guidance of our Program Manager and Charter Member, Shoieb Yunus.

Here is the process for submitting your business plan:

1. Send a One page Executive Brief about your startup to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the email

2. Send a slide deck to the same two addresses (No More than 10 slides)

As part of the series of events under the program a successful panel discussion on funding trends was held in Q4 of 2013. The details of the event can be found here. If you are looking to submit your plan for participation in the event, the content discussed in the write up and the questions asked are good to consider before formulating your business plan and presentation.

LaunchPad is available to all OPEN members who qualify as an entrepreneur, and  comply to a predefined criteria. The participating entrepreneur can expect to get valuable feedback and, hopefully funding to fuel their startup.

Entrepreneurs, mentors and investors are encouraged to attend.

Team:

Chair: Shoieb Yunus
Volunteer Team: Saif Akhtar, Mufaddal Esmail, Tajammul Sheikh and AbdulRahman El Hussaini

Contact:

For more information or to submit a pitch email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.