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Alabama Launchpad names 12 finalists for latest cycle

Alabama Launchpad has chosen 12 finalists to participate in its first pitch competition of the year. Six of those finalists are in the concept stage – usually pre-revenue – and the other half are in the early seed stage, looking to accelerate the growth of their existing business. Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic…

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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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