Alabama Launchpad Jumpstarts Urban Wood Business

Alabama Launchpad is an early-stage seed fund investor started in 2006 by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama to drive innovation and job growth through startup competitions and ongoing mentoring for Alabama entrepreneurs.

In 2016, Alabama Sawyer of Birmingham, AL, was the recipient of an Alabama Launchpad award. Husband-wife team Cliff and Leigh Spencer note in the accompanying video that entering the annual competition with the intent to win is a lot of work but not without a payoff. The couple netted $100,000 and lots of great publicity.