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Five Birmingham startups advance to semifinals of Alabama Launchpad competition

Alabama Launchpad has named eight semifinalists for its first startups competition of 2016, five of which are based in Birmingham.

The companies were chosen from a field of 17 and will be competing for a share of $250,000 on Feb. 19 at Evonik Industries on Lakeshore Parkway.

The companies from Birmingham include:

Alternavisit: A secure, cloud-based software to capture patient requests for care without a doctor’s office visit.

Care Package: an app-based grocery delivery service for Tuscaloosa targeting University of Alabama students.

Concur Messaging: provides a set of components that complement a backend service to provide real-time chat aspects to various applications.

Flood-Con: offers an automated control structure that replicates the natural runoff during all real storm events.

XpertDox: an online doctor finder tool personalized for patient’s diseases based on doctors’ clinical skill, educational and leadership roles and research.

Judges include Daxko CEO Dave Gray, Mikos/Kampakis Insurance Owner Greg Mikos, EmergencyCallWorks General Manager Craig Parker, and Chimaera President Lisa Williams.

“Alabama Launchpad turns 10 years old this year,” said Launchpad Programs Director Greg Sheek. “The year and the path ahead for our program are more exciting and even bigger than that was imagined when our program first launched back in 2006. We look forward to continuing our important work with the next round of the competition to help high growth companies start, stay and grow in the state to create jobs.”

January 8, 2016


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