Mealvana won the $25,000 concept stage competition and CAVU the $50,000 seed stage prize in Alabama Launchpad’s Cycle 3 2021 competition.
Mealvana, the first product of Milkman, which is building technologies to help people eat healthy and save time, is a meal-planning app.
CAVU is a social learning platform that makes training, coaching and community accessible to more people.
“We are rounding out the year strong with Mealvana and CAVU taking home the title of Alabama Launchpad winners,” said Miller Girvin, executive vice president of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, which administers the competition. “We began 2021 with changes to the Alabama Launchpad programming, with the goal of having more entrepreneurs impacted by increased mentorship efforts. All of our finalists, especially winners Mealvana and CAVU, have potential for tremendous growth.”
Since 2006, Alabama Launchpad has funded 106 Alabama startups and awarded $5.8 million in funding to the winning companies.