Launch Tank names business competition finalists

Eight North Alabama startups compete for more than $20K

Judges at the 2022 Launch Tank competition.

Eight finalists will compete March 20 for more than $20,000 as part of the Singing River Trail Launch Tank, a North Alabama business competition presented by Launch 2035.

The finalists will compete at Athens State University. Launch 2035 is a nonprofit focused on regional collaboration in North Alabama.

“The Singing River Trail has been a regional project that has inspired a region to work together,” said Launch Tank 2022 grand prize winners Mike and Meeka Fellows. “We bought into that spirit and vision when we applied for Launch Tank, and it was the best decision we made.”

This year’s finalists are Mimi Little, Be Gathered Rentals; Zenovia Stephens, Black Kids Adventures Inc.; Jonathan Fowler, Fow Wow Designs; Courtney Greene, Greene Books LLC; Larry Donelson, InTerra LLC; Emile Hughes, Ride Resorts Benefit LLC; Chris Soileau, River Elf LLC; and Nathan Tucker and Ash Moorer, Rocket City Electric Bike Rentals LLC.

The finals will be on March 20 at 10 a.m. in Athens State University’s Carter Gymnasium and are open to the public.

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