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Rise of the Rest bus tour to showcase Birmingham innovation ecosystem

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Birmingham’s entrepreneurial and innovation landscape will be in the spotlight today, as the city hosts a national tour of supporters of early-stage startups. The Rise of the Rest bus tour passes through the Magic City, where it will make stops at...

Written by Dawn Azok

Target deal for Shipt showcases Birmingham’s dynamic tech sector

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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

Alabama Launchpad selects 2 innovative startups for funding

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Two Birmingham firms prevailed in the latest round of the Alabama startup competition that has pumped millions of dollars into innovative ideas across the state. The Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition Finale, held Wednesday night at Iron City, featured six teams that...

Written by Dawn Azok

New business incubators to spark innovation across Alabama

Entrepreneurship

Alabama universities are providing new launch pads for entrepreneurs and their innovative business ideas across the state. Several new incubators have opened or are in the works, and all of the projects have the potential to help spin out new jobs and investment for...

Written by Dawn Azok

2017 Innovation Awards honor ingenuity of Alabama companies

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Three Alabama businesses will be honored this week as leading innovators in their fields. The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) will present the 2017 Innovation Awards at its “imerge” program today in Birmingham. Among this year’s winners is ZeroRPM of...

Written by Dawn Azok

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Innovation Week to showcase Birmingham’s dynamic innovation ecosystem

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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

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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

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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

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