Six young companies will compete Feb. 27 for $150,000 in startup funding at the Alabama Launchpad final pitch competition for this year’s first cycle in Montgomery.
Launchpad is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, aimed at helping startup firms survive through the earliest stages of business life.
Competing for $50,000 in concept state funding are:
- Acclinate Genetics, based in Huntsville, which works to bring a more diverse population into clinical drug trials
- Pure Game Sports Network, a Birmingham-based sports media and marketing company that focuses on high school athletics
- Smart Solutions, also based in Birmingham, works to provide persons with disabilities the assistive technology to live more independently
Competing for $100,000 in early seed stage funding are:
- Buolo Solutions, based in Birmingham, which helps match professional women to flexible jobs
- CerFlux, based in Birmingham, a company creating personalized medical solutions for cancer patients
- Moxie, which specializes in quick development of IOT solutions. It is also based in Birmingham.
“Alabama Launchpad is here to serve early stage companies all over Alabama,” says EDPA President Steve Spencer, “and we look forward to seeing these finalists compete onstage in our state’s capital.”
More than 90 startups have received some $5.3 million in startup funds through Launchpad.