A Collective $150,000 Awarded to two Birmingham Companies

Are you surprised…?  I’m certainly not. Birmingham continues to move forward and even amaze some with the amount of funding opportunities and award-winning companies

This past Thursday night, the Alabama Launchpad competition wrapped up with massive deals for Alasaw and Book-It Legal.

Details about the two companies are here.
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Since 2006, the EDPA has been operating the competition – about $2.5 million has been invested with at least 50 new Birmingham companies. This year, Birmingham was on top with holding 2 out of the 3 positions for finalists.

Alasaw – Awarded $100,000

12 years ago, Cliff and Leigh Spencer started the company in LA. Moving to Birmingham they were able to rev up the “urban salvage business”

“This is different than custom work where everything you buy goes right to sale: It’s a different model, so having capital upfront really helps solidify what we’re doing.”

– Leigh Spencer told BBJ

Location – MAKEbhm workshop in Avondale

Book-It Legal – Awarded $50,000

This Birmingham startup, focused on helping law students gather experience in the market place while going through school, has had quite the year!

“Our immediate goal is to bring on some full-time developers, which would create new tech jobs in Birmingham and help us build out the features our users want,”

– Jack West (Co-Founder), told the BBJ

Linc Research Inc. – Awarded $100,000

An Earthquake Absorber shook up the competition as Linc Research Inc. came in with their innovative product straight out of Huntsville.


Original from BBJ

Author: Wade Cline

Marketing Producer at Bham Now, Tech Junkie, Foodie, Bham Lover, Movie Snob, Wannabe Quantum Physicist. You can likely find me either at Trim Tab Brewing or O'henry's Coffee in Homewood.