HudsonAlpha hosts Investment Forum for Innovate Huntsville

Entrepreneurs, investors, and business supporters visited HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology February 27 for an Investment Forum as part of Innovate Huntsville 2018. The forum was presented by the Angels of North Alabama (ANA), a Huntsville-based group that aims to connect North Alabama entrepreneurs with investors.

Innovate Huntsville 2018 is a week-long celebration of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Alabama. The week features

Stuart Lackey

events, panels, and social activities, including the region’s brightest entrepreneurs, investors, strategic advisors, and community supporters, all of whom contribute to Huntsville’s thriving startup ecosystem.

During the forum, two startup companies presented their business plans seeking investment for growth. Investors

provided feedback and suggestions on how to initiate investment discussions. One of the presenting companies was Solaster Health, located on HudsonAlpha’s campus.

Solaster is powered by the Solaster Smart Token (SST) which enables a simple, secure, and standardized health payment system. Solaster is working to raise $2.6 million by offering a token pre-sale. To take advantage of the pre-sale, you must be an accredited investor.

CEO Stuart Lackey discussed how Solaster is designed to enable viable innovation and value exchange between patients, providers, insurance companies, scientists and more.

“Solaster is a decentralized patient-centric health economy. We are empowering creations that meet human needs through distributed technologies with the goal of economic resiliency in health care,” said Lackey.

To learn more about Solaster Health, visit

GLSEQ which provides safety-related equipment, nuclear safety engineering and testing services, and training for nuclear power plants and commercial industry; also presented.