JoiLand will represent The Shoals in Alabama LaunchPad competition

June 2, 2015

Florence, AL — Alabama Launchpad has selected JoiLand LLC as the only company in the region to participate in the second round of its annual startup competition. JoiLand is one of 11 startups chosen by a five-judge panel from an initial field of 22 applicants.

A program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Alabama LaunchPad offers entrepreneurs up to $250,000 in funding and mentoring.

JoiLand co-founders Anne Ryan Leavitt and Joey Leavitt will present their pitch before judges at a free event set for 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26 at Evonik Industries, 750 Lakeshore Parkway, Birmingham.

Florence-based JoiLand LLC is a software company whose patent-pending technology aims to change the way smartphones are used worldwide. Several apps will be released by JoiLand this month, including TAGN, a smartphone app which saves user pictures in a brand new way while creating a private social network.

Alabama Launchpad gives early-stage start-ups momentum to take an idea from concept to reality. “We continue to see a growing diversity of the types of companies that apply to Alabama Launchpad,” said Greg Sheek, programs director at Alabama Launchpad. “The breadth of industries represented in this competition round demonstrates an enviable depth of entrepreneurial talent and innovation found in Alabama.”

Contact:     Anne Ryan Leavitt