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Alabama Launchpad expands reach with new regional competitions

Alabama Launchpad

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The startup competition that has pumped millions of dollars into innovative companies across Alabama is poised to accelerate its impact. Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, is looking for communities that want to replicate the statewide...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Launchpad entrepreneurship program expands reach

Alabama Launchpad

FLORENCE, Alabama – Alabama Launchpad, a business plan competition that has helped turn dreams into reality for entrepreneurs and innovators across Alabama, is expanding. The Shoals area will be the first regional site for Launchpad, which was started by the Economic Development Partnership of...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Launchpad funds 4 startups, honors innovation (update)

Alabama Launchpad

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — With Alabama Innovation Week starting Monday, Alabama Launchpad kicked off the celebration a little early with the finale of its latest round of competition. On Thursday, Alabama Launchpad awarded $240,000 to four start-up companies participating in its state-wide entrepreneur competition. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Launchpad seeks next generation of innovators in competition finale

Alabama Launchpad

Even Alabama’s largest companies first began with an idea, and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) is searching for the next great one. Through Alabama Launchpad, a premier entrepreneur competition, the EDPA seeks to fund the next generation of Alabama innovators in hopes...

Written by Jerry Underwood

6 startup teams advance to Alabama Launchpad final round

Alabama Launchpad

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama Launchpad, a premier entrepreneurship competition, announced that six startup teams are one step closer to winning a share of up to $250,000 that could help them to take their venture to the next level. Ten teams competed last week at...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Launchpad Innovation Awards nomination deadline looms

Alabama Launchpad

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Nominations are open for the 2015 Alabama Launchpad Innovation Awards, which recognize significant contributions to the state’s innovation economy. Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, will accept nominations through May 17 for the annual awards. Winners will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Launchpad awards $250,000 to promising startups

Alabama Launchpad

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Five promising Alabama startups will split $250,000 in Alabama Launchpad funding after impressing judges in a “Shark Tank”-style contest staged this week by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA). Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand to help pass out checks...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Launchpad funds innovative start-up companies

Alabama Launchpad

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Imagine no longer having to worry about your cellular phone battery becoming drained, thanks to a new device that allows it to recharge wirelessly without the need to plug in to a power outlet. An Alabama start-up company’s product would harvest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Launchpad competition seeds startups with funding (with video and gallery)

Alabama Launchpad

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Over the past seven years, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to entrepreneurs through Alabama Launchpad, a competition designed to help their promising ideas blossom into full-fledged companies. The competition brings together small teams...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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