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Alabama Launchpad bringing new emphasis on mentorship to 2021 competition cycles

Alabama Launchpad, a fund that invests in Alabama-based startup companies, is heightening its focus on mentoring and supporting young companies in 2021. Launchpad is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama. Companies receive investments from the fund after a panel of judges determine they are the best among a cycle’s finalists. Over the…

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The Alabama Launchpad Cycle 4 Virtual Pitch Finale from November 19

If you missed the Alabama Launchpad Virtual Pitch Finale on November 19 you can still view the exciting evening with awesome pitch finalists and winners. This was an exciting finale with a range of innovative and competitive pitches. Watch the video now. Just click on the link below, sit back and enjoy!

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Did you know startup starts are booming in Alabama right now because of COVID?

Back before anybody had ever heard of the novel coronavirus, we were closely following all the startup activity here in the Birmingham area. Now, 7.5 months later, we’ve been hearing rumblings of an uptick in startups due to COVID. Keep reading to find out what we learned. Consider the source(s) Greg Barker, EDPA, Will Wright,…

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Reignite Alabama competition awards $150,000 to 4 promising startups

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Four Alabama businesses that have developed innovative ideas to combat challenges in the COVID-19 era have been awarded a share of $150,000 to bring their plans to life. The businesses, with ideas that range from an exposure notification app for COVID-19 and other viruses to a new concept to promote safety in…

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EDPA’s Reignite Alabama announces winners of startup competition

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) held its Reignite Alabama Finale to the Alabama Launchpad Response Pitch Competition Thursday, awarding a total of $150,000 in funding to four businesses that have developed innovations to address challenges presented by COVID-19. The event, produced within the headquarters of the EDPA with no live audience, was streamed…

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Moxie and Field Culture Compost Win Alabama Launchpad’s Virtual Finale for Cycle 2 2020

Two startup companies won a combined $150,000 in nondilutive funding in Alabama Launchpad’s recent 2020 Cycle 2 competition held on June 11.  The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) held its Alabama Launchpad Finale online, streaming on Facebook Live and alabamalaunchpad.com. MOXIE, a startup that produces end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for industrial companies,…

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Reignite Alabama looks to spur innovation during pandemic

As Alabama continues to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, a well-known innovation competition is pivoting to address how the business community can best serve the public’s needs. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama is retooling its “Alabama Launchpad” pitch competition to spur innovation. “Reignite Alabama” will call on companies to propose solutions for how the state…

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