Applications open for Singing River Trail business competition

Launch Tank open to entrepreneurs in eight counties

The Singing River Trail Launch Tank kicked off with an event in March 2022. Fellows Faith Enterprises was the winner.

Applications are now being accepted for the second Singing River Trail Launch Tank business competition.

The competition is open to entrepreneurs in eight counties: Colbert, Jackson, Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan.

“We are very excited to bring this marquee event to Limestone County to not only show off our community and entrepreneurial ecosystem but to highlight entrepreneurship and regional collaboration throughout North Alabama,” said Pammie Jimmar, Athens-Limestone Chamber of Commerce president and Singing River Trail Launch Tank event co-chair. 

The inaugural event, held in March 2022, received more than 40 applications, and more than $20,000 was awarded to nine finalists. The grand prize winner, Fellows Faith Enterprises, received $5,000 in cash and more.

Singing River Trail Launch Tank is a collaboration between Singing River Trail and the Launch2035 Entrepreneurship pillar.

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“The first pitch competition demonstrated the true power and potential of regionalism for people across North Alabama,” said John Joseph IV, Launch2035 Entrepreneurship co-chair. “The number of applicants, interesting and exciting pitches, and collaboration from different county stakeholders highlighted the fact that when we work together toward a unified goal, our entire region benefits.”

Applications will close on Feb. 24. To learn more and to apply, go to

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