Apply for 2017 CEME Launchpad Startup Competition

2017 CEME Launchpad Startup Competition

Startup competition open until end 2017

Georgi Georgiev is looking for Startups based in Dagenham/Havering Council, and CEME Launchpad has a Startup competition which provides 6 months free co-working space and dedicated business support. The target group is Startups (under 4 years, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, Construction sectors). You are not required to be a revenue producing venture to apply.

I had a recent meeting and guided tour with Georgi Georgiev, who is the Resident Entrepreneur at CEME Launchpad Centre at Rainham. The all-new Launchpad Centre gives companies the ideal environment, location, support and scalability to reach their potential quickly.

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Georgi Georgiev of CEME (LHS) and Vince Rushbrook of VMR

I also met with an exceptional business, VMR Draughting Services, based at CEME Launchpad. Vince Rushbrook explained that VMR Draughting Services Ltd has over 30 years of experience in Computer Aided Design, providing CAD drawing and design services to a range of different clients. They have provided services for JP Morgan and the iconic Shard building in London amongst others. They are also in the middle of an International expansion, providing services to business in Europe and the Middle east. More information here:

The first-ever hosting of TechVent has been held at CEME focusing on the latest technologies and trends that are transforming the business world. TechVent showcased awe-inspiring demos including a look into the world of Augmented Reality from Zappar, looking at how it can be used in games but also as a marketing tool for advertising.

ceme2The Pitch@Palace and Launchpad Centre Startup Competition aims to stimulate and unleash the spirit of entrepreneurship among aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.The purpose of this event is to provide local entrepreneurs with an opportunity to find out more about the Pitch@Palace. The 1st Pitching & Mentoring Event was held on 28th June at CEME Launchpad Centre with HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York in attendance. The main goal was to prepare the teams for a successful application at the main Pitch@Palace 8.0 competition.


CEME Launchpad Centre is an established partnership between CEME, The Mayor of London and Havering Council and has been designed to nurture and grow young businesses. Its focus is bringing companies together and helping them survive and thrive through their formative years.

For further information, please visit or contact Georgi on 020 8596 7067 email:

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