Alabama Launchpad Governor's Business Plan Competition 2011


Competition Organizer

Alabama Launchpad

Submission Date


Business Plan Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
  • Business - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible

New, independent ventures in the seed, start-up or early growth stages intended to be launched and headquartered in the state of Alabama for at least 5 years. Existing businesses expanding into a new high-growth market are also eligible. At least one member of each team must be affiliated with one of the participating Alabama universities. 

Important Dates

Phase I business concept summaries are due September 17, 2010. Competition finals are April 15 and 16, 2011 at the University of South Alabama.

Competition Prizes

Cash prizes of $100,000 for 1st place, $50,000 for 2nd place, and $25,000 for 3rd place.

Other Info

The competition consists of four phases, with the final phase concluding in oral presentations by the top eight finalists. A $50 application fee is required by all participating teams.