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Initiative aims to elevate Alabama as hub for tech, innovation

entrepreneurship

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A proposal in the Alabama Legislature would establish the Alabama Innovation Corp. as a catalyst to spark economic growth, technology-focused innovation and job creation throughout the state. The Alabama Innovation Corp. would act as a public-private partnership to promote specific initiatives to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Bronze Valley names first startup class in gener8tor accelerator

entrepreneurship

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama ​-- Startup accelerator gener8tor announced today the participants selected for 10 Fall 2020 gBETA cohorts, including five promising companies in the program’s inaugural class at the Bronze Valley Accelerator. Birmingham’s Bronze Valley​ is a non-profit, early stage venture investment platform that focuses...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rise of the Rest bus tour to showcase Birmingham innovation ecosystem

entrepreneurship

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

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

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

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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

Florence culinary incubator stirs entrepreneurship dreams

entrepreneurship

FLORENCE, Alabama – Entrepreneurs looking to break into the highly competitive food industry have found invaluable tools and support in northwest Alabama. The Florence-based Shoals Entrepreneurial Center is home to a culinary incubator that offers a fully equipped, FDA-approved commercial kitchen for fledgling startups...

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

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