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Posted October 14 , 2021

 

Eleven finalists have been chosen for the third cycle of the 2021 version of Alabama Launchpad, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama’s business pitch competition for startups.

The virtual finale will be livestreamed on Nov. 17.

Companies compete in two categories: concept stage, where companies are pre-revenue generating, and early seed stage, where firms are looking to accelerate growth.

The concept stage finalists, competing for $25,000, are:

{mprestriction ids="1,4,9"}*Curate-Her of Birmingham, a home decor subscription box delivered to subscribers.

*Etch of Birmingham, an educational content platform for content creators and students.

*Milkman of Birmingham, a food retail tech firm focused on healthy living.

*RAGASEDU (Retention and Graduation Analytics Software) of Huntsville, which analyzes and predicts student performance in real-time.

*SoapBox Caddie of Montgomery, an on-demand laundry service with a 6-hour return, charging by the bag.

*Vizrom of Birmingham, an electronic health record-integrated software.

Companies competing in the early seed stage for $50,000, are:

*CAVU of BIrmingham, a social learning platform for training and coaching.

*Need2Say of Leeds, a mobile app and online class for construction workers to improve their English and Spanish.

*Suture Health of Homewood, a healthcare network for exchanging medical orders to manage home health patients.

*Yellowhammer Farms of Birmingham, providing locally grown produce and promoting sustainable farming.

*Veterans Farming Initiative of Alabama, otherwise known as Two Goat Brands, of South Calera, producing made-to-order small batch, honey-based spirits such as beer, mead and honey moonshine.

 

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