Align Sciences Awarded Innovate Longmont Grant

Longmont, Colo.: Innovate Longmont awarded Align Sciences a $25,000 grant as part the Innovate Longmont Innovate Fund created by the Longmont Community Foundation to help early stage startups in Longmont.
 
“Longmont community foundation is proud to support opportunity and enterprise through the innovate Longmont fund.  Align sciences is a perfect fit for the intentions of this fund and we look forward to hearing of their progress,” said Eric Hozempa, Executive Director of the Longmont Community Foundation.
 
Align Sciences, located at 420 21st Ave, Longmont, CO, 80501, is a new Longmont-based startup developing innovative technology in the OLED industry.
 
“The Innovate Longmont program was instrumental in getting Align Sciences off the ground. Without the resources it provided access to, I would never have been able to secure a 1-year runway,” said Shakeel Dalal, CEO and Founder of Align Sciences.
 
“While the $25,000 grant will be invaluable over the next year, the connections that it has provided to the Longmont community will probably be even more important in the long run.”
 
For more information about Innovate Longmont, please contact Sergio R. Angeles, Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Longmont EDP, at sergio@longmont.org
 
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About Innovate Longmont: Innovate Longmont is a startup platform for entrepreneurs with innovative and transformative ideas. At Innovate Longmont, we invest in our local entrepreneurs by running accelerators, funding startups, and building innovative products in our in-house studio. Innovate Longmont is currently run and managed by the following organizations: Longmont EDP, TinkerMill, Boulder SBDC, Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce, and Startup Longmont.
 
About The Longmont Economic Development Partnership: A 501(c)6 non-profit organization founded in 1981, the Longmont EDP is funded with both public and private dollars. More than 120 private sector businesses join the City of Longmont, Boulder County, and Platte River Power Authority as our economic partners. Longmont Economic Development Partnership leads a comprehensive approach to building an economic ecosystem that not only supports, but champions, businesses and their owners. From world-famous brewers to smart manufacturing plants, specialized business catalysts to world-class research facilities, our businesses in Longmont build an economy that champions growth, prosperity, and inclusion. Our newly launched economic development strategy, Advance Longmont 2.0, focuses on quality job creation and business investment. We activate a powerful civic infrastructure that identifies problems, creates innovative solutions, and implements these programs across partner organizations. For us, Advance Longmont means doing it together.
 
About Longmont Community Foundation: The notion for creating the Longmont Community Foundation began in 1988 and was formalized in 1994. Generous donors, hardworking volunteers and visionary grantees have all contributed to our success. The Longmont Community Foundation is focused on expanding its ability to improve life in the St. Vrain Valley – for now and forever. Since its inception, the Longmont Community Foundation has awarded over $9 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Longmont and the St. Vrain Valley.

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