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Archive for April 2020

Alabama Launchpad lands $580K grant

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $580,000 grant to the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama for its Alabama Launchpad competition. The grant will support the Launchpad, a startup pitch competition that is an active funder of early-stage companies in the state and has proven to be a launching pad for several successful ventures. To read…

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BLOX, based in Bessemer, is developing mobile ICUs to combat COVID-19

In the ongoing fight against COVID-19 (Coronavirus), one of the biggest concerns is whether or not the virus will overpower our healthcare infrastructure. The United States only has a set number of hospital beds—if those are filled, where will additional patients be treated? BLOX, a Bessemer-based company, thinks they have the answer—rapidly deployed mobile ICUs.…

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