FAQ

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Launchpoint is here—from how the winners are chosen, how to enter, eligibility requirements, the popular public vote, Launchpoint badges and more.

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When can I apply for my startup to enter Launchpoint 2013?

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What are you doing for the next few minutes? Seriously, we’re ready for you now.


 

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What are the eligibility requirements for entry?

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We’ll try and keep this simple. It must be an application, tool or service designed for road warriors/frequent flyers. The company must be an actual startup—not a new product offering from a large company.


 

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What is the entry fee?

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The entry fee is $0. Nada. No charge. Absolutely nothing. Our sponsors insist that we make it easy for you to put everything you have into building applications, tools or services designed for road warriors/frequent flyers.


 

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What if I am applying internationally?

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We welcome the frequent flyer entrepreneur from anywhere on the globe to be one of our presenters. All you have to do is make your way and register for one of the Frequent Traveler University events featuring a Launchpoint Competition. As we grow there will likely be events both in Europe and Asia and we can’t wait to get there. In the mean while, cash in some miles and win a competition.


 

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Does Launchpoint run any other events outside of the competition?

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Good question. While aligned with other popular locations for road warriors such as BoardingArea, Milepoint, Frequent Traveler University, the MegaDO’s and InsideFlyer, Launchpoint is its own event and has no other.


 

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Are there opportunities for people who don’t want to enter to be involved?

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H-E-L-P is a four-letter word and it’s always appreciated. Got an idea or some spare time to help us grow and also run great competitions? We’d love to hear from you. Just use our Contact page and we’ll be waiting to hear from you. Thanks. We’re liking this already.


 

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How do I get more information on Launchpoint?

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Two ways. If you have a question about Launchpoint that hasn’t been answered here, then fill out the Contact page and the right person with the right answer will get back to you shortly. And if you just want to keep up on the progress, call for entries and all the great news sure to come, then look at the bottom right of this page and you’ll see a place to sign up for our newsletter.


 

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Is Launchpoint limiting the competition to specific sectors or types of companies?

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Just to be clear, entries must be a small business with an application, tool or service designed for business travelers/frequent flyers. The company must also be an actual startup—not a new product offering from a large company.


 

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Really? No strings attached?

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Read our lips—no entry fee. No strings attached.


 

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How does Launchpoint make money?

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That’s not a goal nor even a single sentence in our plan to help the road warrior. With all operational and foundation costs generously provided by Milepoint, every single penny in sponsorship money and in-kind donations go directly to the winners. Over time we actually see sponsors willing to up the amount of their sponsorships, which means even more cash and prizes to the winners. Launchpoint itself has no business plan.