Archive for January 2016

Good Luck to the 8 startups to compete in 2016’s first Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition on Feb. 19

One company develops applications to improve restaurant operations and guests’ dining experiences.  Another takes organic wastes and transform them into a solution for farmers and landscapers, while another helps patients with rare or serious conditions find expert care and expert advice. These are some of the eight startups selected by a judging panel to compete…

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Birmingham biotech company that helps other startups gain SBIR funding gets Alabama Launchpad assistance

Dr. Erik Schwiebert, founder of DiscoveryBioMed, Inc., is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs gain non-dilutive federal funding through the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program. The UAB-derived life sciences and biotech company has won 12 SBIR grants to propel its drug discovery efforts during its 9-year history. The Birmingham-based company…

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Alabama Launchpad awards grant to help Birmingham area company with accounting compliance

During the early stages of development, entrepreneurs have much to focus on as they pursue funding through the highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Resource (STTR) federal grant programs. Landing money through SBIR/STTR, described as America’s largest seed fund, can be a boon for many technology firms moving from idea…

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