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.

Moonshots are bold attempts at a better future. The 2020 Moonshot nominees are trying audacious things to move our region forward, whether those efforts are ultimately successful or not.

We invite the community at large to honor St. Louis innovators by nominating them for a Moonshot Award. One individual and one organization winner will be selected in five categories based on LaunchCode’s core values.

Honor someone who is impacting our
community via the Nomination Form

Nominations will remain open until midnight on March 27.  Fifty finalists will be announced to the public on April 10, winners will be announced at the Moonshot Awards on Friday, May 1.


We invite you to be part of the excitement!

Celebrate the Moonshot nominees and winners, presented by Jim McKelvey, on May 1st

The Moonshot Awards Breakfast on Friday, May 1st at the St. Louis Science Center’s McDonnell Planetarium will be a special morning, with networking among the inspiring space flight exhibits, chef-created breakfast, music and visual programming, and awards presented by Jim McKelvey. View directions and parking information here.

The James S. McDonnell Planetarium

8:00-8:30 am Networking
8:30-9:00 am Breakfast
9:00-10:00 am Program
10:15-10:45 am Optional Star Show


Click here to purchase your tickets!

100% of all proceeds will directly support The LaunchCode Foundation’s free education programs.


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


Last Year's Winners