The Alabama Launchpad is a nonprofit formed by the state's six leading research universities and Alabama's business community to drive entrepreneurship in the state. As such, it sponsored its inaugural business plan competition in 2007 and awarded prize money to the three winners in May.
Alabama Launchpad helps high growth companies start, stay and grow in Alabama while supporting, advocating, and recognizing entrepreneurship statewide. Alabama Launchpad is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.
Business Plan Guidelines (required for Startup Competition): Each business submitted to the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition plan must follow the guidelines as stated and formatted and submitted as requested. Those guidelines are in this PDF (updated July 2018). Application. To apply, please create a YouNoodle account.
The Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition uses the online platform YouNoodle to collect, review and process applications. To apply, each team must first create a free YouNoodle account. A YouNoodle account provides each applicant cloud based access to collaborate, Updated Alabama Launchpad competition spotlights entrepreneurs. Share This Story. The companies go through a rigorous application process, which includes a video pitch and a business plan.
Judges then select the startups to make live pitches and also choose the winners to share the funding. Alabama Launchpad is the state's largest seed fund. With up to 150, 000 on the line and expert judges deciding the winners, this competition is high stakes for the 6 finalists. Beyond the competing teams, the event begins with a The Launchpad project is the brainchild of EDPA (the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama).
The program hosts a business plan competition, provides contacts and guides these future innovators. Alabama Launchpad is aligned with the states larger economic development plan, Accelerate Alabama that focuses on recruitment, retention and renewal.
For more information, please visit April 21, 2001 By Greg Jones, Member, Hand Arendall LLC Last week, I had the opportunity to do something different. I was a judge in the final round of Alabama Launchpads 2011 Business Plan competition here in Mobile. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. To date, Alabama Launchpad has 49 teams registered to participate in a new business plan competition to fuel development of highgrowth companies in Alabama and promote a climate of entrepreneurship.