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Startups in unique Techstars accelerator to share future of energy at Demo Day

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Nine entrepreneurs participating in a specialized energy-focused accelerator in Birmingham will outline the vision behind their business plans at a live Demo Day event on Tuesday. The founders of these promising startups traveled from seven states and Canada to participate in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Telemedicine startup MomentMD establishing Alabama headquarters

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Florida-based telemedicine startup MomentMD is establishing a headquarters in Birmingham after receiving an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund (AFF), a seed-stage venture capital fund created to support entrepreneurial activity in the state. MomentMD has developed a comprehensive telemedicine platform designed...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Northrop Grumman opens new Huntsville facility for next-gen missile work

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Northrop Grumman Corp. announced today it has opened a new facility in Huntsville to support the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, adding new jobs to the region and expanding its role supporting important national security and civil...

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Canada’s Li-Cycle plans EV battery recycling facility in Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, plans to build a recycling facility near the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County, providing new capabilities within Alabama’s auto industry. The Tuscaloosa location will become Li-Cycle’s fourth lithium-ion...

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$120 million AUBix data center in Auburn to become economic catalyst

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that AUBix LLC plans to open a $120 million data center in Auburn that will benefit communities across Alabama by providing a technological edge to businesses and individuals plus enhanced access to high-speed internet. Construction has...

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New policies aim to spur growth in Alabama’s Innovation Economy

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – After getting a shout out on Thursday, new policies designed to strengthen Alabama’s innovation economy are ready to drive growth and make a long-lasting impact. Governor Kay Ivey hosted a commemorative bill signing ceremony at the State Capitol on Thursday for...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Bronze Valley Accelerator selects 5 startups for mentoring program

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Startup accelerator gener8tor announced today that five companies have been selected for its Summer 2021 Bronze Valley Accelerator program, giving them access to individualized coaching and a national network of mentors, customers, corporate partners and investors. The startups, recruited from Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

HudsonAlpha launches expansion project at its biotech campus 

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama — Officials at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology on Monday marked the start of a significant expansion project at its biotech campus, positioning the Huntsville facility for new scientific advances. The expansion will consist of two facilities: a global headquarters for Discovery...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Montgomery TechLab showcases first class of startups on Demo Day

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Montgomery TechLab hosted Demo Day for its inaugural cohort of 10 tech startups on Thursday, allowing potential investors, stakeholders, and technology professionals from around the state to see the businesses and solutions that have been developed over the past 12 weeks at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

CGI marks 10 years of growth at its IT Delivery Center in Troy

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TROY, Alabama – Canada-based CGI is marking the 10th anniversary of the opening the company’s IT Delivery Center in Pike County, which through collaboration with state and local agencies and academic institutions has grown to employ 285 local professionals. In an announcement today, CGI...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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