Take Part in the 3rd Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, Sept. 26-27

Take Part in the 3rd Annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, Sept. 26-27

Students and Faculty: Don't miss the 3rd annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference (i3), the only statewide event focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Hear national speakers, visit with top Alabama startups, and learn from thought leaders as we celebrate Alabama's innovative ecosystem.The conference will be held at the Birmingham Wynfrey hotel on September 26 and 27. This event will include the finale of the current round of the Launchpad startup competition. The $100,000 in cash grants that the competition awards each round has provided proof-of-concept and seed funding for UAB start-ups in the past.

This year's keynote speakers are William Taylor, founding editor, Fast Company; Brad Feld, founder, The Foundry and Techstars. Other scheduled speakers include: Ted Alling, CEO, Access America Transport; Andrew Chang, director of marketing, UPS.

Any faculty or student interested in actively developing or commercializing their research may attend. 

For more info: http://alabamalaunchpad.com/i3/registration/

Questions about i3 can be addressed to Greg Sheek (gsheek@edpa.org / 205.943.4724)

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Alabama Launchpad is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation. This innovative public-private partnership brings together Alabama's university, business and economic development communities to encourage and support high-growth entrepreneurship in Alabama through a startup competition that accelerates the development of new ventures.