Birmingham Startup Challenging San Francisco’s Multi-Billion Dollar “Instacart”

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.”

-Johnathan Shieber

 

Shipt raises $20 million to challenge Instacart and plants a flag for Alabama’s startup ecosystem

Jonathan Nugent Joins BBA, Vice President of Innovation and Technology

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

 

 

ProctorU Has New CEO

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.”

-Scott McFarland

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.

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