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

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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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5 reasons to attend imerge2019 on August 28. Celebrate Alabama’s past, present, and future role in the space race

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Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr, poses next to the US flag during the Apollo 11 mission (Photo via NASA)

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) will host its third annual imerge event on August 28, at Iron City, in Birmingham, Alabama.

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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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TriAltus Bioscience and AerBetic of Birmingham win $150,000 total at Alabama Launchpad competition

TriAltus Bioscience, AerBetic, Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition winners. Photo via EDPA
From left: Bob Shufflebarger of TriAltus Bioscience, and Eric Housh and Arnar Thors of AerBetic. Photo via EDPA

On Wednesday, six finalists pitched their businesses to judges at the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition Finale in Fort Payne. The results are in, and two Birmingham companies are the big winners. TriAltus Bioscience won $100,000 in seed funding, while AerBetic took home the $50,000 concept prize. 

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Meet Neowaste and Moovmo, 2 Birmingham-based Alabama Launchpad winners set to transform their industries

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Neowaste co-founders Fernando Valentin and Jessica Findley. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

“Since the beginning of human history, man has buried his waste in a hole in the ground.” That was Jessica Findley’s opening line in her $100,000 prize-winning pitch at the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition in Huntsville last September. “We still do that today,” said Findley, co-founder and CEO of Neowaste. “One of the only places we haven’t innovated is waste management, which is so damaging to our environment.” But she is helping to change that.

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Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12

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Photo of imerge 2018 EDPA Innovation Award winners courtesy of EDPA

Did you make it to imerge? A signature event of Birmingham’s recent Innovation Week and hosted by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA), imerge recognized movers and shakers in Alabama’s start-up business scene. See who they are. Continue reading “Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12”

EDPA’s 2018 imerge on Thursday, July 12 features singer songwriter and entrepreneur Holly Williams

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Come out to Parkside and celebrate the future of innovation in Alabama at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12. But hurry, tickets are selling out fast! Mayor Randall Woodfin will kick off imerge by issuing a challenge to the Magic City and the state to keep innovation moving forward. Continue reading “EDPA’s 2018 imerge on Thursday, July 12 features singer songwriter and entrepreneur Holly Williams”

Alabama Sawyer, Edifyonline and Wyndy talk about their experience in the Alabama Launchpad competition; imerge 2018 is July 12

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Alabama as an emerging force in innovation

Since 2014, EDPA’s  imerge innovation awards ceremony has celebrated Alabama companies who are the most innovative in the state. Continue reading “Alabama Sawyer, Edifyonline and Wyndy talk about their experience in the Alabama Launchpad competition; imerge 2018 is July 12”