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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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7 local startups contend for $150K at virtual Alabama Launchpad on June 11

It’s happening! Seven Alabama startups will have the chance to bring their business vision to life as they compete for their share of $150K in early-stage seed funding. Tune in to Alabama Launchpad at 6PM on June 11 on the Alabama Launchpad website and their social channels to see the action! Although the team at Alabama Launchpad throughly enjoys…

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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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