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Announcing Regional Alabama Launchpad Opportunities

Announcing Regional Alabama Launchpad Opportunities

As 2016 – the tenth year of Alabama Launchpad – comes to a close, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama team is focused on the next decade. Ecosystems for supporting entrepreneurs are evolving all across the state. This is exciting news and creates tremendous opportunities for local and state advocates to partner and bring more […]

JoiLand will represent The Shoals in Alabama LaunchPad competition

June 2, 2015 Florence, AL — Alabama Launchpad has selected JoiLand LLC as the only company in the region to participate in the second round of its annual startup competition. JoiLand is one of 11 startups chosen by a five-judge panel from an initial field of 22 applicants. A program of the Economic Development Partnership […]

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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 […]

Alabama Launchpad now accepting applications for next Start-Up competition

Alabama Launchpad now accepting applications for next Start-Up competition Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 13 – Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, opened the application process today for the next cycle of its popular statewide Start-Up Competition. Interested startup teams must submit an application and a $150 non-refundable application fee before midnight […]

2,000 Participate in inaugural Innovation Week Birmingham

2,000 Participate in inaugural Innovation Week Birmingham IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dave Rickey: 205-241-8102 (office); 205-482-8811(cell) Lauren Cooper: 205-241-8127 (office); 205-910-3215 (cell) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – October 2, 2014 – More than 2,000 participants in 14 events, 77 speakers and $250,000 in startup capital awarded – those are the results of the first annual Innovation Week Birmingham, […]

Innovation Week Birmingham to showcase local ecosystem

Contact: Dave Rickey and Lauren Cooper, Birmingham Business Alliance BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – September 10, 2014 – Birmingham’s rich ecosystem of trade groups, organizations and initiatives that support the regional innovation community will be highlighted during the inaugural Innovation Week Birmingham, presented by al.com, to be held later this month. Events will be held throughout the […]

Two Auburn companies; Auburn University’s president and the university’s cyber security’s leader to participate in Alabama’s annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference

September 5, 2014 Val Walton – Economic Development Partnership of Alabama BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two Auburn companies, one with an Auburn University partnership, have been nominated to be honored on Sept. 25 with 2014 Alabama Innovation Awards during the 4th Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference presented by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. […]

Alabama Launchpad holding first statewide poetry contest for innovation and creativity; Winner to be named Poet Laureate at the 4th Annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Birmingham on Sept. 26

August 13, 2014 Val Walton – Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Birmingham, Ala., August 13 – The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, in partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham, is holding its first statewide poetry contest, and the winner will be named at the 4th Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference Sept. 26 […]

EDPA Awarded $91K grant

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation receives $91,000 grant from the Small Business Administration to help Alabama companies win federal commercialization funding.

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 Announces Round 2 Competitors

June 13, 2013 – Alabama Launchpad announces that 10 teams will be competing in its second proof of commercial relevance competition for 2013. A total of 27 teams applied from across the state.  The teams are competing for a share of the $100,000 in prize cash available.  These teams will make their first pitch presentations […]

Birmingham Business Alliance Announces Launchpad Workshop

Where: UAB Edge of Chaos (4th Floor of Lister Hill Library, 1700 University Blvd) More Information 8:15AM                Welcome and intro to Launchpad ReviewRoom (Greg Sheek, Director of Launchpad Programs) 8:45AM                Essentials of a 10 min PowerPoint pitch (Steve Ceulemans, VP Innovation & Technology at BBA) 9:30AM                Essentials of a 3 minute video pitch (Tony […]

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, […]