Archive for February 2016

How Alabama Launchpad is helping a rocket scientist’s Mars mission

When I was a child, my parents often spoke with a reverent tone about the rocket scientists in Alabama.  It was a source of pride for Alabamians even though most of us had never met any of them.  I personally did not meet one until 2014, when Dr. Edwin Ethridge was nominated for one of…

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Alabama Launchpad celebrates 10 years of investing in the state’s startups

Launchpad winners diversity

For startups, early-stage funding is critical to turning the best innovative ideas into products for the marketplace. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) recognizes that raising capital is not an easy feat for fledgling companies in Alabama, and that there is a gap in funding. In 2006, EDPA, through its EDPA Foundation, created Alabama…

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