Archive for November 2015

Real Entrepreneurs Write Poetry: Thank You Darla Hall

In the Spring of 2014, the unsuspecting Buddy Palmer, Director of Create Birmingham and his board chair Brian Giattina, met me at Demitri’s in Homewood for breakfast.  Alabama Launchpad bought their breakfast, and they left agreeing that Create Birmingham would run a statewide poetry contest to help select a poet laureate for the annual Alabama…

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Blondin Bioscience Wins Big with $749,000 SBIR from the National Institutes of Health

  Alabama Launchpad alumnus company Blondin Bioscience, LLC recently won a highly competitive Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  When Brad Spencer, CEO of Blondin Bioscience, a University of Alabama at Birmingham-related startup, called to let us know he was ready to apply for accounting compliance…

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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…

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