Healthy competition makes
for a healthy economy.

Welcome to Alabama Launchpad.

Started in 2006, Alabama Launchpad is the state’s most active early-stage seed fund investor, driving innovation and job growth through startup competitions and ongoing mentoring for Alabama entrepreneurs.

Since 2006, Alabama Launchpad has funded:

EDPA Investment
$+ Million
Estimated Valuation

A simple mantra for success.

Start. Stay. Grow.

We want to help turn great ideas into small companies that become big companies that make our whole state brighter, bolder and better than ever. Our competitions improve businesses through rigorous training and feedback with qualified Launch advisors - and funding for companies who win.

Looking Back to Look Ahead.

Our 2020 Annual Report showcases the triumphs of entrepreneurship in Alabama, despite the unforeseen circumstances that came our way. From our incredible partners to the impressive winners across the four Cycles, 2020 was a year worth celebrating for Alabama Launchpad.

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Alabama Launchpad is a program of EDPA.

For 30 years, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama has been a catalyst for economic growth in the state. During that time, the Partnership has contributed to Alabama’s greatest economic development successes. A totally private, nonprofit organization, EDPA is uniquely positioned to partner with state, local, and private entities involved in Alabama’s economic development efforts.