Ten teams will make their pitches for a share of $300,000 to be awarded in Alabama Launchpad's business-startup competition July 18. Public presentations begin at 9 a.m. at Evonik Industries, 750 Lakeshore Parkway, Birmingham.
One, Blondon Biosciences — which is creating tools for diagnosing cancer patients — is a tenant in Innovation Depot and led by CEO Katri Selander, M.D., UAB assistant professor of medicine, CMO Kevin Harris, M.D., UAB associate professor of medicine, and Director of Research Kate Hayden, who is pursuing her doctorate in biophysical chemistry here.
Teams that make it past this round will compete in the finale.
The Alabama Launchpad competition, run by Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation, is part of the state's broader, long-range economic development plan, Accelerate Alabama. UAB is one of seven sponsoring universities.