LaunchCode’s Moonshot Awards 2020

LaunchCode’s Moonshot Awards 2020

LaunchCode is excited to present the 2020 Moonshot Awards! In the spirit of entrepreneur Jim McKelvey, LaunchCode’s Moonshot Awards recognize the efforts of St. Louis trailblazers — those working toward new solutions to better our community.



Winners will be revealed at the Moonshot Awards celebration breakfast on Friday, July 10.

Including 2020 New Horizons Award Recipient: Dennis Lower

The New Horizons Moonshot Award honors unique vision and sustained effort in pushing to the outer limits of St. Louis’ potential in bold ways. The New Horizons Award is named for the NASA craft whose mission is to explore the outer reaches of our solar system and beyond, answering questions about Pluto, its moons, and Kuiper Belt objects. Quite a Moonshot! Over the past decade as Cortex CEO, Dennis has brought to life his vision of St. Louis as an entrepreneurial and innovation hub. His work has forever transformed the landscape of our region, making Dennis the clear choice for this annual honor.

We look forward to celebrating St. Louis amazingness with you! The Moonshot Awards Breakfast will be a special morning, outdoors (or in your car) at Drive-In St. Louis with individually packaged chef-prepared breakfast and awards presented by Jim McKelvey.

Friday, July 10

Drive In St. Louis
8:00-9:00am Registration and Breakfast

9:00-10:00am Program


Drive-In St. Louis is a temporary drive-in event venue located in Hazelwood, MO at the site of the former St. Louis Mills Mall. With a huge stage, 5 giant LED screens and audio pumped through an FM transmitter directly into your car’s radio, it was created “all for the enjoyment of attendees seated in their own cars and on lawn chairs in adjacent parking spaces,” according to The Riverfront Times. You won’t want to miss your opportunity to attend this one-of-a-kind event!


Congratulations to All the Nominees

Congratulations to all of the 2020 Moonshot nominees who are trying audacious things to move our region forward! Moonshots are bold attempts at a better future. The community at large honored these innovators by nominating them for a Moonshot Award in one of five categories which are based on LaunchCode’s core values.



Interested in sponsoring the Moonshot Awards? Download sponsorship details here.