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Innovate Huntsville Week hopes to shine a light on growing startup movement

A collaborative project supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem of north Alabama will take place the first week of May in Huntsville. Innovate Huntsville Week, hosted by the Women's Business Center of North Alabama and BizTech, will kick off with a hackathon by GEO Huntsville on...

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Alabama 2016 export awards go to 8 companies

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Eight Alabama companies are being honored today with a Governor’s Trade Excellence Award for their successful exporting strategies. Across the state, companies large and small are involved in shipping their products to overseas customers. This year’s roster of award winners offers...

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SBA: Federal Government Breaks Contracting Record for Women-Owned Small Businesses

For the first time, federal government hits women’s contracting goal; 5.05 percent or $17.8 billion awarded to Women-Owned Small Businesses; Senior Administration officials and Members of Congress herald historic contracting achievements WASHINGTON – Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a...

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SBA Announces National Small Business Week

WASHINGTON – Today, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced that this year’s National Small Business Week will be held from May 1-7.  This year’s theme will be “Dream Big, Start Small.” Contreras-Sweet will start the week in...

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Mobile’s Innovation PortAL to create ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’ in heart of downtown

A projected $4 million investment sits poised to propel the rebirth of downtown Mobile’s St. Louis Street corridor, while cultivating innovative, financially viable businesses and positioning the Port City as the Gulf Coast’s entrepreneurial hub. Lynne Chronister, the University of South Alabama’s vice president...

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What is this PortAL anyway?

Innovation PortAL – expected to build on the region’s manufacturing base, focusing on collaboration between local industry, innovative manufacturers, and regional entrepreneurs – was conceived, designed and developed by the leadership of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the city and county of Mobile,

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Aspiring entrepreneurs will come together for Huntsville business competition

As one of the area's most promising young entrepreneurs, Noah Huber-Feely struggles with finding peers who share similar interests. The 17-year-old Tennessee home school student and Hop Around Huntsville app developer travels each week to downtown Huntsville to attend Coworking Night with coders, designers, photographers,

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Birmingham to host qualifying round of startup event

Another source of potential funding for local startup companies and entrepreneurs will be coming to Birmingham in April. 36/86 Southern Series is a pitch competition in Nashville created by Launch Tennessee, and in partnership with Innovation Depot and Harbert Venture Partners, will be looking...

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Huntsville technology incubator wins millions in grants from Obama administration

A technology business incubator at the University of Alabama in Huntsville is one step closer to reality after receiving a $500,000 grant from the Obama administration. Jay Williams, assistant secretary for economic development for the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA), visited...

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