Launching toward equitable sexual health outcomes


Expand your professional network by engaging with fellow innovators focused on addressing similar problems.  

Conduct research to understand whether your ideas resonate and engage with youth every step of the way.

Cohort 1 program

Innovators who join Launch will work alongside their Launch coaches and cohort members for a full year. See below for more details about the cohort 1 Launch experience.



MAY 2024

Applications open

Submit your ideas for consideration. Our team will reach out to selected innovators to move to the next stage.


JUNE 2024

Step 2 applications

Selected teams receive invitation for step 2 of the application. 


Step 2 applications due

The Launch team will invite selected innovators to provide more information, which may include a budget and other materials. 


JULY 2024

Launch Cohort 1 Selected

Teams selected to join Launch Cohort 1 will be notified by email.


AUG 2024

Cohort 1 kick-off meeting

Gather with us in person at the RTI campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina for a two-day kick off to meet the team and make plans for the year.


NOV 2024

Virtual presentations to the cohort


JAN 2025

Cohort 2 recruitment begins

Check back for more updates! 

FEB 2025

Pitch presentations & training

Gather with us in person at the RTI campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina to connect with the cohort, pitch phase 2 plans and ideas, and participate in additional training. 


AUG 2025

Demo Day

Gather with us in person at the RTI office in Washington, DC to demo your innovations and celebrate your progress! 


SEPT 2025

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