Velocity Demo Day is just around the corner, and the nine startups are gearing up to present! In our last article, we introduced five companies. Here, we’re introducing the last four of the 2017 Velocity startups that will present at Iron City on Tuesday.
EBSCO Industries is a large, diversified company that is a worldwide leader in providing a broad range of products and services including fishing lures, promotional products, information resources for libraries, real estate development, and insurance services, among others. And, it is headquartered right here in Birmingham, AL. What is it like to work at EBSCO?
Planet Fundraiser, nurtured within the Innovation Depot and further in the Velocity Accelerator, experience a major expansion into Atlanta a couple of months ago.
In the same way, another expansion has been occurred, amounting up to $1 million.
While I was talking to Estes Gould, the program manager for Birmingham’s Velocity startup accelerator, I was introduced to Jack West. Jack is intense, he’s a people person, and he’s got a positively sunny outlook. Maybe it’s the excitement of his company being on the end stretch of a fast-track program, having the potential to make it big in something nobody had thought of before. Maybe it was the impending “graduation,” the big public reveal on the 18th, that he and his team were preparing for.
Through organizations such as Startup Grind Birmingham, entrepreneurs are given the chance to network, learn, and see what it takes to be successful.