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Building Upon Successes

Thank you to all who attended and participated in what we’re being told was one of the best Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship conferences. We drew our largest crowd of 230 people, with Gov. Robert Bentley; Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield and Alabama Department of Economic And Community Affairs Director Jim Byard Jr. in […]

Why Alabama Should Celebrate Entrepreneurial Successes

Summertime is winding down, and we are psyched for our third annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference set for Sept. 26-27 in Hoover. We hold this one-of-a-kind conference for Alabama because we know the importance of having a strong startup ecosystem, and we recognize the need to applaud and celebrate the companies that are […]

Alabama Launchpad teams take time to mix and mingle before pitching their plans

Alabama Launchpad teams take time to mix and mingle before pitching their plans

  Alabama Launchpad held a kick-off event Thursday night for the startup teams selected for our second round of competition. We want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the launch of the competition’s next phase. We had a wonderful turnout at the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama’s Skyline Dining Room, where all 10 […]

Alabama Launchpad’s Latest Finale Advances State Start-ups to Success

Say “startup” and most think Silicon Valley, Boston or Boulder, not anywhere in Alabama. But the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation is working to create a start-up-friendly environment to provide resources to help startups stay in the state and become companies that ultimately will help create high-wage, high-growth jobs for Alabama.  On May 3, […]

Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Begins Seventh Year

Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition Begins Seventh Year

Twelve teams from across the state will compete in the seventh annual Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Competition. The teams are chosen, and the location is secured. We are gearing up for the next phase of our seventh annual Alabama Launchpad Start-Up Proof of Commercialization Competition on March 4. That’s when 12 teams from Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, […]