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 4th startup competition cycle starting August 6th and the deadline to apply is September 10, 2018 at 9:00 am CST. 

To start or continue working on your application, click here.

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 (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.