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Birmingham startup Pack Health to create 175 jobs in expansion

Innovation Depot

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama –- Startup Pack Health plans to open a new headquarters in downtown Birmingham and anticipates hiring 175 new employees over the next four years, including programmers, developers, health advisers and other positions, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA). Pack Health has...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Target deal for Shipt showcases Birmingham’s dynamic tech sector

Innovation Depot

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The vibrant entrepreneurial tech scene in Birmingham is once again in the national spotlight, as Target plans to buy local grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million in a blockbuster deal. The retail giant, which announced the acquisition in December, said...

Written by Dawn Azok

Innovation Week to showcase Birmingham’s dynamic innovation ecosystem

Innovation Depot

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

Biotech firm Blondin to collaborate on breast cancer research project in Finland

Innovation Depot

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A key executive for Blondin Bioscience LLC is a collaborator on a prestigious grant awarded by the Academy of Finland that will aid in the study of breast cancer therapies. Dr. Katri Selander, founder and chief scientific officer of the Birmingham-based...

Written by Dawn Azok

Innovation Depot building ‘critical mass’ in Birmingham tech district

Innovation Depot

Innovation Depot, a thriving downtown Birmingham business incubator, saw 17 companies graduate last year, a record number. Their wings didn’t take them far away – most of them located nearly, contributing momentum to the city’s growing innovation ecosystem. Innovation Depot CEO Devon Laney told...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovate Birmingham partnership creates pathway to tech jobs

Innovation Depot

A program called the Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership will deploy $6 million in federal funding to train young adults in Alabama’s largest metro area for 925 high-paying technology-focused jobs. The Innovate Birmingham partnership is supported by a broad coalition of business, community and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Funding wave boosts Birmingham tech startup scene

Innovation Depot

Entrepreneurs and innovators are getting noticed for their work in Birmingham, attracting millions of dollars in new investment for their technology-based startups. In recent months, there have been at least three major funding announcements involving local firms: On-demand grocery delivery service Shipt announced this...

Written by Dawn Azok

Innovation Week: Birmingham tech sector offers ‘room to run’ for entrepreneurs

Innovation Depot

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – World class research institutions, along with a skilled workforce, strong financial community and engaged business leadership are among the assets that make the Birmingham region fertile ground for innovation and technology. The sector’s rich landscape here is being celebrated this week,

Written by Dawn Azok

Innovation Depot boosts biotech pipeline, entrepreneurial ecosystem

Innovation Depot

Birmingham’s Innovation Depot has played a key role in growing Alabama’s biotech industry, with standout facilities, strong ties to world-class researchers and an extensive network of contacts that help new firms make their mark in the field. The business incubator is home to a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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