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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 […]

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, […]