One of the goals of the recent RISC-V Summit was to demonstrate that the RISC-V movement is real – major programs by large organizations committing to development around the RISC-V ISA. I would say this goal was achieved. Many high-profile announcements and aggressive, new architectures based on RISC-V were presented. On day one, compelling keynotes from companies such as Ventana Micro Systems, Meta, Microchip, Qualcomm and Synopsys were on the agenda. But what about the smaller companies? At the end of day one, a group of these companies got a chance to tell conference attendees about the great work they were doing. Read on to get a feeling for the magnitude of the of the RISC-V movement as the Launchpad Showcase highlights smaller company innovation.