alabama launchpad

*2013 news*

Thirteen Teams Selected to Compete in the 2013 Alabama Launchpad Competition

Alabama Launchpad: registration for $100,000 business competition opens today - Mobile Press Register

Registration begins this week for Alabama's business launch competition - Huntsville Times

EDPA's startup competition seeking applicants - Birmingham Business Journal

Competition rewards new entrepreneurs in Alabama - Tuscaloosa News

Alabama Launchpad, a program of the EDPA Foundation, is a partnership between the state's university, business and economic development communities to encourage and support innovation and high-growth entrepreneurship in Alabama. Working together, leaders from across the state are building and mentoring a pipeline of innovative startup companies founded by Alabama entrepreneurs, creating jobs, and preparing the state for the "New" economy.

University partners include:

  • Alabama State University
  • Auburn University
  • The University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of South Alabama
Through the business plan competition and other programs, Alabama Launchpad provides a framework for individuals in the state to develop their business ideas and connect to a network of experts, investors, and service providers that can increase the odds of success. Alabama Launchpad provides unique opportunities to obtain startup capital, receive expert guidance, and establish working relationships within the business, academic, and investment capital communities.

For more information on Alabama Launchpad, please visit