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Initiative aims to elevate Alabama as hub for tech, innovation

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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

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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

Techstars Alabama EnergyTech accelerator announces first start-up class

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator announced its first class of startups today – 10 firms from seven states launching an intensive, 13-week endeavor beginning this week. Three of the companies already call Birmingham home. As a group, these startups specialize in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama presence at top high-tech show includes inventions, recruiting push

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LAS VEGAS – CES 2020, the world’s largest consumer technology event, is getting under way today, and Alabama companies are on hand to show off their forward-thinking products and technologies. Vince Perez, a senior project manager at the Alabama Department of Commerce, said the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Techstars teams with Alabama Power, Commerce and EDPA to open EnergyTech Accelerator

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Techstars, the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, is partnering with Alabama Power to launch the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator, a startup accelerator focused on innovations in energy technology to be located in Birmingham. The venture is receiving additional support from the Economic Development...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Secretary Canfield to chair Alabama panel studying impact of AI technologies

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, will serve as chairman of the new Alabama Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Associated Technologies, a panel that will explore how the state should prepare for the impact of future technologies. Secretary Canfield...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Utility-scale solar projects brighten Alabama’s tech recruitment efforts

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Massive new utility-scale solar farm projects are poised to dramatically expand Alabama’s solar power capacity as major technology companies make their first significant investments in the state. In the last three months alone, the Tennessee Valley Authority has announced plans for large solar installations...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AerBetic’s diabetes management device makes splash at CES 2019

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LAS VEGAS – An Alabama company’s invention made a big impression at the world’s largest consumer technology event. Birmingham-based AerBetic Inc. last week participated in CES 2019 in Las Vegas, where it demonstrated an innovative device that helps diabetics better manage their blood sugar.

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama’s AerBetic demonstrates diabetes device at top consumer tech event

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An Alabama company is developing an innovative device to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar, and it is being shown this week at the world’s largest consumer technology event. Birmingham-based AerBetic Inc.’s non-invasive, wearable diabetes alert system will be demonstrated at this year’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Facebook to invest $750 million in Alabama data center with 100 jobs

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Facebook announced plans today to build a $750 million data center in Huntsville that will create 100 high-paying jobs and provide a boost to Alabama’s emerging technology sector. Governor Kay Ivey joined Facebook officials and local leaders this afternoon at an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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