7 local startups address 2020’s challenges at Reignite Alabama on August 27

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Reignite Alabama premieres August 27th at 4:30PM. Graphic via Alabama Launchpad

Reignite Alabama, the 3rd Alabama Launchpad competition of 2020, aims to specifically address the new challenges posed by COVID-19 that affect both Alabama and the country. We took a closer look at 7 of the 14 participating startups that will be competing for a portion of $75K in funding at Reignite Alabama.

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7 startups compete for $75K at Reignite Alabama on August 27

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Reignite Alabama premieres August 27th at 4:30PM. Graphic via Alabama Launchpad

With our “new normal” of COVID-19, we’ve had to face many new challenges. Reignite Alabama, the 3rd Alabama Launchpad competition of 2020, aims to specifically address these challenges affecting both Alabama and the country. We took a closer look at 7 of the 14 participating startups that will be competing for a portion of $75K in funding at Reignite Alabama.

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Have a business idea for Alabama’s ‘new normal’? Reignite Alabama is taking applications until July 22nd

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A finalist pitching his idea to visitors and judges at the Alabama Launchpad Cycle 1 event in Montgomery on February 28th, 2020 (before social distancing). Photo via Alabama Launchpad

With our “new normal” of COVID-19, we’ve had to adjust so many things in our lives—but challenges can also bring new opportunities. If you have a new business start-up or idea that helps to solve a problem or make daily life better, Reignite Alabama wants to know.  Reignite Alabama, the 3rd Alabama Launchpad competition of 2020, aims to specifically address the new challenges that affect both Alabama and the country. Applications are open until Wednesday, July 22nd.

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2 promising startups win $150,000 at Virtual Alabama Launchpad Finale

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The MOXIE IoT team standing next to their check for $100,000 in early stage seed funding from Alabama Launchpad. Photo via Alabama Launchpad

After an intense competition between seven Alabama startups, two Birmingham businesses came out on top at EDPA’s Virtual Alabama Launchpad Finale on June 11. Learn more about MOXIE IoT and Field Culture Compost, the two latest winners of the Alabama Launchpad startup competition. 

Plus, learn more about the upcoming Reignite Alabama, Alabama Launchpad Response Pitch Competition and apply now!

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7 local startups contend for $150K at virtual Alabama Launchpad on June 11

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It’s happening! Seven Alabama startups will have the chance to bring their business vision to life as they compete for their share of $150K in early-stage seed funding. Tune in to Alabama Launchpad at 6PM on June 11 on the Alabama Launchpad website and their social channels to see the action!

Although the team at Alabama Launchpad throughly enjoys hosting the finale event in venues through Alabama, this round will be virtual to ensure the safety of guests and staff.

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Tech designed by Birmingham company used in the hunt for Coronavirus vaccine

Researcher at TriAltus Bioscience working on protein purification. Photo via TriAltus Bioscience on Facebook

TriAltus Bioscience, a UAB spinoff company that works out of Innovation Depot, developed a protein purification process that is being used by researchers in Oregon to identify a possible vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more.

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Alabama Launchpad awarded $580K from the State. Here’s how that money will be used.

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The Governor signed a bill granting $580K to Alabama Launchpad. Photo via Alabama Governor Kay Ivey

Each year, the Alabama Launchpad competition awards a total of $600K to several promising startups to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in Alabama. Due to the success of the program, the State of Alabama recently awarded a $580K grant to the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama to keep the program going. Here’s how that grant will be used.

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

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INFLCR team. Photo courtesy of INFLCR

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!

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6 local startups compete for $150K at Alabama Launchpad 2020 on Feb. 27

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Finalists discussing their startups at Alabama Launchpad. Photo via EDPA

Alabama’s next wave of entrepreneurs will compete for part of $150K in funding at the Alabama Launchpad 2020 Cycle 1 finale on February 27. Meet these six emerging startups and don’t forget to apply for Cycle 2 of Alabama Launchpad 2020! Applications close March 2.

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Britney Summerville of Shipt to speak about Birmingham Bound Wednesday, Jan. 22

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Coffee & Collisions gives you a chance to meet and learn from Birmingham’s best and brightest. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

What are you doing Wednesday, Jan. 22nd at 8:30AM?  You might consider scratching that and coming out to Coffee & Collisions at the headquarters of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.

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EDPA invested $600k in Alabama startups in 2019. Apply by Dec. 16 to participate in 2020.

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Team members of Conserv and Immediate at Alabama Launchpad. Photo via EDPA

Birmingham-based Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) has been busy. During 2019, the EDPA invested $600k in eight Alabama startups through Alabama Launchpad. Read on to learn about the winners and how you can apply to be a part of Alabama Launchpad 2020.

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Meet the 7 local startups competing for 150K at Alabama Launchpad on November 14

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Judges listening to a startup’s pitch. Photo via Alabama Launchpad

On Thursday, November 14, seven Alabama startups will compete to win their share of $150K. Alabama Launchpad 2019–a program by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama–kicks off in Troy, Alabama. Learn more.

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6 startups pitching for $150K at EDPA’s Alabama Launchpad finale. Attend imerge2019 August 28 to celebrate ‘Alabama’s next first’

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6 companies will pitch to win part of $150,000 Alabama Launchpad funding at imerge2019 on August 28. Photo via EDPA

The next generation of Alabama’s innovators will pitch to win part of $150,000 funding on offer from the EDPA at Cycle 3 of the Alabama Launchpad competition in Birmingham on Thursday, August 28. The finale forms part of imerge2019, a special event to celebrate Alabama’s past, present and future role in the space race.

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EDPA’s next Alabama Launchpad finale set for Tuskegee, Thursday, May 9 to celebrate and support entrepreneurship

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Alabama Launchpad offers a platform for entrepreneurs and startups to compete for major seed funding. (Photo via EDPA)

Entrepreneurs, innovators, and business startups from across Alabama are travelling to Tuskegee Thursday, May 9 to find out who will be awarded part of the $150,000 on offer from the EDPA at Cycle 2 of the 2019 Alabama Launchpad competition. Find out who made the final, why the EDPA chose Tuskegee this time around, and how you can apply for next cycle of Launchpad funding.

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