Overview – Startup Competition

Application Instructions


To apply, please create a YouNoodle account.

The Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition uses the online platform YouNoodle to collect, review and process applications. To apply, each team must first create a free YouNoodle account. A YouNoodle account provides each applicant cloud based access to collaborate, review, submit and track applications. YouNoodle will be the primary communication vehicle for the Alabama Launchpad competition. Each application owner can invite other team members to view and/or edit an application. Each team member will need to create their own YouNoodle account and accept their invitation to fill out their personal form.

Applications for the 1st startup competition of 2018 is now closed.Prizes will be awarded at a finale event on March 15th, 2018.

Alabama Launchpad will begin accepting applications for the 2nd startup competition cycle starting March 29th and the deadline to apply is April 23, 2018 at 9:00 am CST. 

Missed a deadline or looking ahead, check out our 2018 Competition Calendar to see competition dates for all of 2018.


  1. A YouNoodle Account
  2. A complete application
  3. A 3 Minute Pitch Video
  4. A business plan
  5. Agreement to the Terms and Conditions
  6. $150 application fee (paid through PayPal)

Regional Competitions

Looking to apply to an Alabama Launchpad Regional Competition? Click here.