Angela Wier

Angela Wier
Alabama Launchpad alum Tess Winningham shares what 10 years of Launchpad means to her: Growth

Alabama Launchpad celebrates 10 years of growth

The year was 2006. Social networking service Twitter was introduced to the world, and Google bought YouTube, the video sharing website. It was also the year that Alabama Launchpad started as a three-year pilot. Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, is very different today than what its founding board imagined. […]

Dr. Edwin Ethridge's company, Space Resources Extraction Technology, Inc. (SRET), received accounting compliance assistance.

How Alabama Launchpad is helping a rocket scientist’s Mars mission

When I was a child, my parents often spoke with a reverent tone about the rocket scientists in Alabama.  It was a source of pride for Alabamians even though most of us had never met any of them.  I personally did not meet one until 2014, when Dr. Edwin Ethridge was nominated for one of […]

Entrepreneur Darla Hall, founder of In the Sports Zone, is also a poet. Check out her poem.

Real Entrepreneurs Write Poetry: Thank You Darla Hall

In the Spring of 2014, the unsuspecting Buddy Palmer, Director of Create Birmingham and his board chair Brian Giattina, met me at Demitri’s in Homewood for breakfast.  Alabama Launchpad bought their breakfast, and they left agreeing that Create Birmingham would run a statewide poetry contest to help select a poet laureate for the annual Alabama […]

Blondin Bioscience Wins Big with $749,000 SBIR from the National Institutes of Health

Blondin Bioscience Wins Big with $749,000 SBIR from the National Institutes of Health

  Alabama Launchpad alumnus company Blondin Bioscience, LLC recently won a highly competitive Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  When Brad Spencer, CEO of Blondin Bioscience, a University of Alabama at Birmingham-related startup, called to let us know he was ready to apply for accounting compliance […]

RMCI CEO Kenneth Speaks shakes hands with Ed DiCampli, COO of HAI (Helicopter Association International).

Global Growth Company RMCI Reaches to Alabama Launchpad for Assistance

  While RMCI, Inc. Chief Executive Ken Speaks was in Paris this past June looking for new opportunities to reach customers in the U.K. and in Europe, EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad team was busy processing an application from RMCI’s Huntsville headquarters office for a Phase 0 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) accounting assistance.  It is kind of […]

DynSan, LLC leverages $5k Alabama Launchpad Phase 0 assistance into a $150K SBIR award from the Department of the Navy

All Roads Lead to Assistance:  The DynSAN Case Maciej Pindera, founder of DynSAN LLC, first got to know Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, when his company was nominated for an Alabama Innovation Award.  Dynsan, a three-person company in Madison, is a research and development contractor in the physical, engineering, […]

Dr. Joonyul Kim, an Auburn University assistant research professor,  was the first applicant for the Alabama Launchpad preliminary data award.

Advance Your Innovation Beyond the Idea Stage: A Case Example with Dr. Joonyul Kim

Advance Your Innovation Beyond the Idea Stage: A Case Example with Dr. Joonyul Kim The Story In January 2014, the Auburn University’s Office of Innovation Advancement and Commercialization (IAC), formerly the Office of Technology Transfer, contacted Alabama Launchpad to request a commercial assessment report on an invention disclosure from Dr. Joonyul Kim, an assistant research […]