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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6 Alabama Launchpad finalists up for $150,000

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It’s that time again. Check out six Alabama startups, four of them from Birmingham, vying for capital at the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition on February 28 in Selma. Which of these innovative solutions would you vote for? Pssst—Your fledgling business can apply now for the 2019 Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition Cycle 2, happening in Tuskegee…

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Bham firm demonstrating new device at major consumer tech event in Las Vegas

Along with more than 4,500 manufacturers, developers and suppliers, AerBetic Inc. is demonstrating to more than 180,000 attendees its non-invasive, wearable diabetes alert system whose nano-sensors detect gases, given off through breath or skin, that are symptomatic of high or low blood sugar. Read full story at

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