Overview – Startup Competition

 

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, promotes and rewards high-growth, innovative startups across Alabama. Alabama Launchpad is for new ventures in the concept or seed stages seeking support and connections to capital providers in the state and region.

WHY YOU SHOULD ENTER

Alabama Launchpad gives early-stage startups momentum to take an idea from concept to reality. Entrants gain from the competition in three ways:



THE PROCESS

The process is designed to mimic the standard process used by sophisticated capital providers to evaluate investment targets. Each entrant is evaluated based on a set of standard criteria that have been shown to produce better companies. For finalists, teams are also able to pitch their business at a highly publicized event that also gives them exposure to capital providers

Important Cycle 1 Dates         

Application Opens               12/3/18

Application Deadline           1/3/19

Finale Event                             2/28/19

READY TO COMPETE?

Interested teams must submit an application and a $150 non-refundable application fee.

For more information regarding the Startup Competition process, please contact:

Dennis Leonard
205.943.4700
dleonard@edpa.org