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January 28, 2015 | Tom Ballard

Five finalists named for latest Alabama Launchpad competition

Alabama LaunchpadFive finalists in the latest edition of the Alabama Launchpad competition. Have been named. Four are from Birmingham, the fifth from Tuscaloosa. According to posts on the organization’s Facebook page, the finalists are:

  • Abel Healthcare Enterprises, based in Birmingham with a University of Alabama at Birmingham affiliation, has a product which is a cloud based medical image transfer and viewing solution that solves the universal problem of access to medical images, minimizing wasted resources, saving lives, and making life better for doctors, patients, and healthcare facilities.
  • Brewery Buddy, based in Tuscaloosa, is an affordable web-based brewery management platform designed to automate business so customers can get back to what they love, brewing delicious craft beer.
  • In the Sports Zone, LLC, based in Birmingham, creates sports team activity books, activity pads and apps.
  • Skills For Success LLC, based in Birmingham, provides practical, hands-on materials and resources to teach children with special needs basic safety and life skills.
  • Wires, based in Birmingham, is a notebook for app ideas. Wires believes inspiration is spontaneous, and wireframing should be too. The Wires iPhone app creates sleek wireframes for app ideas while helping a customer focus on the big picture.

The finals are March 20 at Evonik Industries, and the five will be competing for a share of up to $250,000.

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