Will This Fly? celebrates the diversity of the creative and entrepreneurial spirit across our region by showcasing up-and-coming innovators as they pitch their ideas.  Emerging Southeast entrepreneurs take the stage for three minutes to tell the world why their concept is awesome.


community LUNCH

A casual lunch where Full Access Ticket Holders mingle with community supporters and key players in the startup ecosystem of the South East. 

Startup Village

16 semifinalists showcased their startups to the public. Two panels discussed the entrepreneur journey and the challenges of building a South East startup community.

Pitch Battle

At 5:30pm we announced the 2016 Will This Fly? finalists:  7 lucky startups that pitched to the full audience and competed for the Jury Award and the Popular Award. 


After the winners were announced, we celebrated all the competitors and stayed late building meaningful connections to continue to grow the South East startup community.