This excerpt is going to be about innovation, yet again.
44 states host lotteries and one of the remaining 6 is Alabama…
So, is Alabama behind the ball, or simply staying true to its southern values?
"We have not solved our funding crisis yet," -Gov. Bentleyhttps://t.co/ME5PrlcUqX
— Wade Cline (@wade_cline) July 27, 2016
Lets hear it! What do you think the state should do?
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What if I told you that a 2 year old, Magic City born company is going head to head with a multi-billion dollar giant based out of the Silicon Valley?
Would you believe it?
See for yourself what the future “Silicon Valley” is producing.
“At first the company started selling in places where Instacart and other big entrants into the food delivery market weren’t.”
I talk a lot about Birmingham’s innovation and enthusiasm for the startup community. Reason being, my experience with TechBirmingham and Innovation Depot. The things going on in the Southeast’s Silicon Valley are outstanding and sure to turn heads in other cities. The fire is in the Depot, and TechBirmingham is fueling it that much more.
Innovation has always been a messy business, a twisting path of colliding ideas and accidental discoveries. What has changed over time is not how we innovate but where we innovate.
What Unifies a Community?
There are many aspects involved when supporting something. Is it politics, or sports, or religious beliefs? Whatever “it” may be, supporting each other, as a community, ought to be a top priority.
You need to be looking at every pixel, every detail, every nook and cranny on how your user base interacts with your app, your brand and your customer service.
Acknowledging the increased interest for technology company growth in Birmingham, the Birmingham Business Alliance adds Jonathan Nugent as V.P. of Innovation and Technology.
Mr. Nugent has over 20 years experience in technology companies and most recently was the director of Marketing for Health Professions at UAB. Mr. Nugent’s responsibilities include growth and development of new business with a heavy focus on emerging and early-stage research, development and technology companies.
“Technology and innovation is an emerging sector in our economy and connects to every industry in Birmingham,” he said. “With Jon serving as a knowledgeable connector between researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs and investors in that sector, Birmingham’s economy can reach its potential and beyond.
-Brian Hilson, CEO, Birmingham Business Alliance
Scott McFarland, named new CEO of ProctorU, a Birmingham based provider of remote test proctoring services.
“The last year has been one of tremendous growth for the company. As technology offers more opportunities and challenges in higher education, ProctorU will continue to improve, evolve and expand to best meet the needs of our partner institutions and commercial clients.”
Previously he was the chief operating officer of a clinical communications platform called PerfectServe.
With 25 years of experience, he seems to be a perfect fit for the fast pace healthcare industry.