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

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Winners of 2019 Alabama Launchpad Cycle 3 at imerge2019
Conserv and Immediate were the Alabama Launchpad winners at imerge2019. Photo via EDPA

Two Birmingham-based startup businesses won a combined $150,000 in seed funding in front of a large audience at the Alabama Launchpad pitch finale held as part of imerge2019 in Birmingham on August 28. Check out what $100,000-winner Immediate and $50,000-winner Conserv have in store for us. Find out what happened at imerge2019.

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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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