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.

Alabama Launchpad will begin accepting applications for the 1st startup competition cycle starting December 3rd and the deadline to apply is January 3, 2019 at 9:00 am CST. 


  1. A YouNoodle Account
  2. A complete application
  3. A 3 Minute Pitch Video (must not exceed 3 minutes)
  4. A business plan
  5. Agreement to the Terms and Conditions
  6. $150 application fee (paid through PayPal)
  7. Meet all Quality Check Standards

Regional Competitions

Interested in starting an Alabama Launchpad Regional in your community? Click here.

Looking to apply to the next Alabama Launchpad Regional Competition? Click here.