Launching tomorrow’s leaders. Fueling alabama’s future.

Launching tomorrow’s leaders. Fueling alabama’s future.
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From a big idea 
to a big shot.

A big idea can change everything. Your life. Your community. The state of Alabama. Even the world.

But it won’t change anything unless that idea gets changed into reality. As Alabama’s most active early-stage seed fund, Alabama Launchpad is here to help you get your big idea off the ground. Whether your idea is still on the drawing board or a budding business ready for liftoff, our pitch competitions give you the platform to build connections, receive guidance, and win funding that can change your big idea into Alabama’s next success story.

Find out more on how to apply
$6.2 Million+ EDPA Investment
119 Startups
$1 BILLION Estimated Valuation

Upcoming Dates

  • Cycle 2 Application Window

    May 1 - May 24

  • Cycle 2 Pitch Finale

    August 15

Have a great idea but missed the current cycle application window? Check out when our next cycle opens.

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The countdown to liftoff.

Getting your business off the ground isn’t rocket science. You bring the vision, we’ll spark the ignition.

  • ...3 the idea

    It all starts with an idea. Whether yours is in its infancy, or already in operation, if you have a way to make the world better, we want to hear it.

  • ...2 the plan

    An idea without a plan is going nowhere. Our advisors will help you refine your idea, bringing expertise in everything from finance to marketing to chart a strategic course so it succeeds in the real world.

  • ...1 the pitch

    A healthy competition makes for a healthy economy. Pitch to a live audience and you could walk away with $25,000 to $50,000 to ignite your new business.

Success isn't a solo mission

Ask our previous winners and they’ll agree, the biggest benefit of winning Alabama Launchpad isn’t the financial prize, it’s the human. With expert guidance from our esteemed Launch Advisors, you’ll have a helping hand every step of the way from big idea to big success.

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Are you ready to see how far your idea can take you?

Start preparing your pitch by looking at our Past Winners, then head to our Launch Prep page and we’ll walk you through the application process.

Let's Connect

Still have a few questions? Be sure to check out our FAQs or reach out and our team will be happy to help.

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