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Innovation Week to showcase Birmingham’s dynamic innovation ecosystem

Entrepreneurship

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Birmingham’s rich entrepreneurial landscape will be in the spotlight this week, as inventors, investors and the new technologies they created are celebrated. Innovation Week Birmingham events include a solar eclipse viewing party, a panel discussion on how technology is changing Birmingham’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

INNOVATION: New UAB Accelerator to power startup growth

Entrepreneurship

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new effort at the University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks to provide critical support for startups when they are in the earliest stages of development. The UAB Commercialization Accelerator will officially launch next week during Innovation Week Birmingham, an annual...

Written by Dawn Azok

Updated Alabama Launchpad competition spotlights entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship

AUBURN, Alabama – Alabama’s entrepreneurs have a growing list of opportunities to showcase their innovative ideas. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama is expanding its successful startup competition, and the newest site is Auburn. EDPA is partnering with the City of Auburn, Auburn University’s Raymond...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Launchpad expands reach with new regional competitions

Entrepreneurship

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The startup competition that has pumped millions of dollars into innovative companies across Alabama is poised to accelerate its impact. Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, is looking for communities that want to replicate the statewide...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Small Business Development Center has big impact

Entrepreneurship

The Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is being recognized this week for its role in helping thousands of small businesses in Alabama, as part of national “SBDC Day” to share the impact SBDCs have in communities across the country. The Alabama program...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Montgomery landmark Chris’ Hot Dogs approaches 100th birthday

Entrepreneurship

“People always ask us the secret to being in business for 100 years,” said Gus Katechis. “I always tell them, you just gotta be here. You’ve got to be here every day.” It’s a motto that Gus Katechis and his father, Theo, certainly live out; there’s rarely a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

8 companies grab 2017 Alabama trade awards for exporting success

Entrepreneurship

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Eight companies from across Alabama were honored today with 2017 Governor's Trade Excellence Awards for their achievements in exporting goods and services around the world. [tweet_this]Consumers in markets across the globe are learning what it means to be ‘Made in Alabama,’

Written by Dawn Azok

Zyp BikeShare adds ‘grab and go’ way to travel in Birmingham

Entrepreneurship

Hundreds of bright green bicycles have collectively logged nearly 100,000 miles crisscrossing Birmingham, as the city’s new bike sharing system has become a hit with residents and visitors alike. Zyp BikeShare, an initiative of REV Birmingham that launched in October 2015, gives riders a...

Written by Dawn Azok

Santa Alert: Made In Alabama’s 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Entrepreneurship

Talent, creativity and innovation run deep in Alabama, and it’s not hard to wrap a bow around them this holiday season. Across the state, entrepreneurs, artists, bakers and other makers are selling their wares. Finding a special Alabama-made gift to fit any budget is...

Written by Dawn Azok

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