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Attend EDPA’s “imerge” because you want to make the world better

Hey folks! Have you heard there’s this Innovation Conference happening August 23rd in Birmingham? If you haven’t bought a ticket yet, do it. I’ll be there, and I think it’s worth it. Here’s why: Meet really smart, risk-taking people. If you’re starting a company, you want to know these people. They are going to be […]

Dear Entrepreneur: you didn’t win and we’re not going to tell you why (the problem with most start up competitions and what Alabama Launchpad is doing about it)

Dear Entrepreneur: you didn’t win and we’re not going to tell you why (the problem with most start up competitions and what Alabama Launchpad is doing about it)

One of the most frustrating things about startup competitions is being rejected. But it’s not because of the fact that you were told no. Rather, it’s because it’s so hard to get any lessons out of it! In my experience, having submitted to a number of competitions, the rejection usually comes in the form of […]

Choosing your track in this year’s start up competition

Hello Alabama Entrepreneurs! We are excited that the next round of the Alabama Launchpad Startup competition is open! Deadline to apply is September 14th, so you have time… but with $200,000 on the line, I’d also suggest you get moving. Every Friday, we will be posting what we hope are helpful tips that you can […]