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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 […]

Dr. Thomas Rich, right, and Dr. Silas Leavesley, left, are working to provide an advanced gastrointestinal endoscope for colorectal cancer detection through SpectraCyte.

Alabama Launchpad Phase 0 Assistance Program is helping one Mobile startup in the fight against cancer

  Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States, with more than 130,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer diagnosed every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. If detected early, colorectal cancer can be more easily and successfully treated. In Alabama, two University 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, […]

Left to right are: Steve Cumbie, Christine Chancery, Ker Ferguson, Dr. Mark Gillespie and Dr. Glenn Wilson (Photo by Tad Denson of Airwind)

Alabama Launchpad programming support described as “invaluable” to helping Mobile early stage bio-tech company land $3 million NIH grant for potential life-saving treatment

In Mobile, Exscien Corporation, an early stage bio-tech company, is working diligently to develop life-saving drug treatments to repair damage to mitochondrial DNA, aiming to provide treatment for diseases, ranging from organ transplant to multi-organ system failure. The startup company recently received a $3 million federal funding boost, winning a Phase II of the Small […]

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 […]

Tracy Nevitt, president and founder of MetaboloStasis Therapeutics, applied and received $5,000 for Phase 0 assistance through Alabama Launchpad.

What Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, is doing to help Alabama startups gain critical early stage federal funding

Just A Chat with Tracy Nevitt, president and founder of MetaboloStasis Therapeutics, on applying for Phase 0 assistance.     The federal government has $2.5 billion dollars in seed capital up for grabs to help early stage small businesses engage in research and development, create life-saving technologies and stimulate economic growth. The Small Business Innovation […]

Alabama Launchpad has awarded 11 companies $55,000 to assist in gaining federal funding

Alabama Launchpad awards $55,000 to help Alabama’s innovative small businesses gain federal funds

  Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, has awarded $55,000 in grants to assist 11 small businesses across the state boost their chances to get a share of the $2.5 billion in federal funding available to commercialize their products. Five companies each received $5,000 grants for financial assistance to fund […]

BDI Labs and the Ark Labs are the among the 10 startups to vie for a share of up to $250,000 for job creation.

From health care to water treatment technology: Meet the 10 startups to pitch on Oct. 2

The startups have been chosen, and the venue is set. The countdown begins for the Alabama Launchpad Startup Pitch event on Oct. 2 at Evonik Industries, 750 Lakeshore Parkway in Birmingham. Ten companies will pitch their products and services to a judging panel that includes Mickey Millsap, Executive Director, Youth Entrepreneur Labs; David Kassouf, Director, Kassouf […]

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Meet the Judges for Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition

Birmingham, Ala., – Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, announces the judges for the Cycle B Startup Competition round. “We are fortunate to have top entrepreneurs and investors ready to volunteer their time and expertise and provide feedback to help other aspiring entrepreneurs learn, grow and succeed,” said Greg Sheek, Alabama […]

Dr. Kitty Greene, Archangel Systems president, is Alabama Launchpad's first Phase 0 Award winner. Greene is pictured with Alabama  House Speaker Mike Hubbard (center) and her husband, Dr. Michael Greene, chairman of thee board.

Alabama Launchpad awards $5,000 to Auburn small business

For nine years, Alabama Launchpad has worked diligently to support innovative entrepreneurs and to help Alabama companies with the potential for high growth to start, stay and grow in the state. While known for providing startup capital in its Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition, the non-profit organization added another program, the Alabama SBIR/STTR (Small Business Innovative […]