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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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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 https://www.al.com/business/2020/02/two-companies-win-alabama-launchpad-montgomery-pitch-contest.html    …

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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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