SlossTech, a Win for Birmingham

Birmingham is becoming a city for millennials, serial entrepreneurs, investors, and nerds, and they all met up yesterday, on July 15, at the first every SlossTech fest at the Lyric Theater.

TechBirmingham and Telegraph Creative, the companies that headed up SlossTech, work hard to have Birmingham recognized as a city where magic happens for business owners. With the immense amount of property space, low cost of living, and a growing tech scene, the Magic City has many opportunities to shine for business of all types.


These two companies exploited the growing culture of Birmingham, during SlossTech, by showcasing many local business leaders who have started successful businesses and others who’ve exited properly. Along with them were three keynote speakers, Andy Grignon, one of the creators of the first iPhone, Robert Scoble, a leader in Virtual and Augmented Reality, and Gary Vanerchuck, a serial entrepreneur, social media guru, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality.

It was the first time, in a while, for all three speakers inside the Magic City, and it certainly proved it self to these cutting edge entrepreneurs. All were amazed at the potential Birmingham has to become the “Silicon Valley” of the south. Gary Vaynerchuck proclaimed, “Southern hospitality is in your DNA. You can help each other better than bigger cities” and that “Birmingham needs a win… I’m positive that something amazing will come out of here.”

Author: Wade Cline

Marketing Producer at Bham Now, Tech Junkie, Foodie, Bham Lover, Movie Snob, Wannabe Quantum Physicist. You can likely find me either at Trim Tab Brewing or O'henry's Coffee in Homewood.