Competition held in Birmingham for startup businesses

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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=3×2&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367620837&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4043536&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367620837 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — It’s a competition with a lot on the line — $100,000 and a chance to jumpstart a business, to be exact.

Alabama Launchpad began on Friday and featured five startup business teams from across the state.

Teams had the chance to go head-to-head for the ultimate prize, $100,000.

The contest is designed to keep startup businesses in the state by providing each team with needed resources.

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation hosted the even.

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