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BLOX, based in Bessemer, is developing mobile ICUs to combat COVID-19

April 2, 2020

In the ongoing fight against COVID-19 (Coronavirus), one of the biggest concerns is whether or not the virus will overpower our healthcare infrastructure. The United States only has a set number of hospital beds—if those are filled, where will additional patients be treated? BLOX, a Bessemer-based company, thinks they have the answer—rapidly deployed mobile ICUs.…

How 4 innovative Alabama companies are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak

March 25, 2020

We’re all feeling the impact of COVID-19. A few Alabama companies—and winners of Alabama Launchpad, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama‘s (EDPA) early-stage seed fund program—are stepping up to help.  Here’s how! For more on the story go to: Bham Now four companies

Two companies win Alabama Launchpad Montgomery pitch contest

March 9, 2020

Two companies took home a combined $150,000 Thursday in the finale pitch competition for Alabama Launchpad in Montgomery. Huntsville-based Acclinate Genetics won $50,000 in the concept stage, while Birmingham’s CerFlux took the $100,000 seed stage prize. Both companies gave their pitch before a four-judge panel. To read more of the story go to https://www.al.com/business/2020/02/two-companies-win-alabama-launchpad-montgomery-pitch-contest.html    …

TruSpin Nanomaterials, GLOW latest winners in Alabama Launchpad startup competition

December 3, 2019

Two Alabama companies have been awarded a total of $150,000 in the latest Alabama Launchpad startup competition round. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) last week hosted its fourth Alabama Launchpad finale of the year in Troy. The public event was held at the Emporium in partnership with Troy University. In this round, seven…

Startups Immediate and Conserv win combined $150K at Alabama Launchpad imerge 2019 event

October 8, 2019

A large audience gathered at Iron City Birmingham on August 28 to be inspired at imerge2019. Billed with the tagline “Alabama’s Next First” the event kicked off with 2019’s third cycle of Alabama Launchpad. Click here to read the full story: https://bhamnow.com/2019/09/06/alabama-launchpad-cycle-3-imerge2019/

Celebrating Alabama’s role in space innovation – imerge 2019

October 8, 2019

Fifty years ago, Alabama made it possible for mankind to make one of its greatest leaps – landing on the Moon, when innovators in the state built the Saturn V rocket. That historic accomplishment, along with some of the people involved, were celebrated during the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama‘s iMerge 2019 event at Iron…

Startups Immediate and Conserv win combined $150K at Alabama Launchpad imerge2019 event

October 8, 2019

A large audience gathered at Iron City Birmingham on August 28 to be inspired at imerge2019. Billed with the tagline “Alabama’s Next First” the event kicked off with 2019’s third cycle of Alabama Launchpad. Click here to read more: https://bhamnow.com/2019/09/06/alabama-launchpad-cycle-3-imerge2019/

Celebrating Alabama’s role in space innovation – imerge 2019

October 8, 2019

Fifty years ago, Alabama made it possible for mankind to make one of its greatest leaps – landing on the Moon, when innovators in the state built the Saturn V rocket. That historic accomplishment, along with some of the people involved, were celebrated during the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama‘s iMerge 2019 event at Iron…

Alabama Launchpad Awards $150,000 at Tuskegee Event

May 10, 2019

(Birmingham, Alabama, May 10, 2019) Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, is proud to announce its Cycle 2 Concept and Early Seed winners from the historic Tuskegee pitch competition event. Earning the $50,000 award for Concept Stage was Scottsboro-based Kenzie’s Creations. McKenzie Wilbanks is a high school senior who started…

Alabama Launchpad sees sold-out crowd in Selma

March 8, 2019

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) held the finale for its Alabama Launchpad Competition before a sold-out audience at Arts Revive Thursday evening. EDPA President Steve Spencer said Selma’s event was the first to sell-out since the competition began. Read the full story: selmatimesjournal.com