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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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Two companies win Alabama Launchpad Montgomery pitch contest

Two companies took home a combined $150,000 Thursday in the finale pitch competition for Alabama Launchpad in Montgomery. Huntsville-based Acclinate Genetics won $50,000 in the concept stage, while Birmingham’s CerFlux took the $100,000 seed stage prize. Both companies gave their pitch before a four-judge panel. To read more of the story go to    …

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Celebrating Alabama’s role in space innovation – imerge 2019

Fifty years ago, Alabama made it possible for mankind to make one of its greatest leaps – landing on the Moon, when innovators in the state built the Saturn V rocket. That historic accomplishment, along with some of the people involved, were celebrated during the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama‘s iMerge 2019 event at Iron…

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Alabama Launchpad Awards $150,000 at Tuskegee Event

(Birmingham, Alabama, May 10, 2019) Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, is proud to announce its Cycle 2 Concept and Early Seed winners from the historic Tuskegee pitch competition event. Earning the $50,000 award for Concept Stage was Scottsboro-based Kenzie’s Creations. McKenzie Wilbanks is a high school senior who started…

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Alabama Launchpad sees sold-out crowd in Selma

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) held the finale for its Alabama Launchpad Competition before a sold-out audience at Arts Revive Thursday evening. EDPA President Steve Spencer said Selma’s event was the first to sell-out since the competition began. Read the full story:

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