sba-logoRocket City Launch wins one of fifty cash prizes of $50,000 each in the Small Business Administration’s first Growth Accelerator Fund competition

Rocket City Launch was one of 800 incubators, accelerators, co-working startup communities, shared tinker-spaces and other business models striving to achieve similar goals who applied in the inaugural competition.

As part of the application process, Rocket City launch submitted a video (which can be seen below) of local business and community leaders describing why the program deserves the award.

More details are coming soon. To learn more about the Small Business Administration or to read the official press releases, visit www.sba.gov/news.


Congratulations to our winners!

First place
Med Safe
Second Place
Disaster and Emergency Response Situational Awareness (DERSA)
Third Place
Pick Your Pilot
Sponsor Award: $5,000 of IT Services from Rainspace Computing
Med Safe
Sponsor Award: $5,000 of Media Services from ONEUNITY Media
Med Safe
Sponsor Award: One year team membership to MindGear Labs
Med Safe
Sponsor Award: One month team membership to MindGear Labs
All Participants
People’s Choice Award
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Rocket City Launch competition provides an opportunity for starters of various disciplines to meet, dream, and launch a new venture, all in the span of one weekend. A wide variety of mentors will provide wisdom, volunteers supply tools and food, and experienced entrepreneurs provide feedback at the end of the event. Learn more…