At the turn of the 20th century, Birmingham rapidly transformed from a small collection of farmland into the economic engine of Alabama—garnering the name “The Magic City.” Although Birmingham’s steel-making days are behind her, one local non-profit is leading the city’s economic renaissance by educating tech talent and encouraging new businesses to plant their roots in Birmingham.
Two Birmingham area companies, Encompass Health and BLOX, are embarking on an exciting new partnership. The businesses are working together to build higher quality and more cost-efficient hospitals. We visited Blox’s manufacturing facility in Bessemer to learn more.
The Summit marks the first to use a new technology tool in the Birmingham market, making Bayer Properties the third company to roll out this new cutting edge platform across the U.S. Here are the details.
This week, 10 promising Alabama startups pitched their businesses for a chance to win a total of $75k in funding ($50k for seed stage and $25k for concept stage) at the Alabama Launchpad Cycle 1 Virtual Finale. We were able to speak with the two winners, Vulcan Line Tools and Vendrix, to learn what it takes to come out on top.
Now more than ever, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the skills, certifications and more needed to excel in today’s digital economy. Luckily, Innovate Birmingham is teaming up with several of the biggest names in tech to offer incredible programs to The Magic City this summer—and we’ve got all the details.
Wine connoisseurs are celebrating the passage in the Alabama Legislature of a wine shipment bill. Meanwhile in Birmingham, an innovative startup that has developed a new wine app announced its intentions to locate in the Magic City.
Birmingham’s Hardware Park is getting a new tenant—a training facility for fashion and design students called The Shoe School at Hardware Park. Keep reading to learn more about Birmingham’s newest design business that will have you walking a mile in shoes you made yourself.
Whether you have Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin or even Dogecoin, spending cryptocurrencies is just as important as having them in the first place. We rounded up several local spots where you can spend your favorite crypto here in Birmingham.
Finding your next date is hard enough, and current dating apps with their constant stream of pointless conversations don’t make it any easier. Now, the Birmingham-based app Set Me Up is changing the dating game and making first dates fun.
Last week, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama announced the finalists for its upcoming Alabama Launchpad Finale event on May 13th. With tens of thousands of dollars in early-stage seed funding up for grabs, these finalists will take to the stage to pitch their business to a panel of expert judges from across Alabama. We spoke with 5 competing finalists to learn more.
Alabama Launchpad will air the Seed-Stage Virtual Finale on May 13th, so follow Alabama Launchpad on social media to stay up-to-date with all the details.
Two local startups, Simpeo and Goodjob, have partnered to provide small businesses the ideal PEO (Professional Employer Organization) experience. See how the new Simpeo On Demand Talent, powered by GoodJob will optimize your next talent search.
Wish you could snap your fingers and have all your tech needs taken care of? Believe me when I say it’s possible. Learn how Managed IT Services from Clear Winds Technologies can make that wish a reality.
Each year, Innovate Birmingham helps meet the demand of a growing regional IT workforce by offering tech bootcamps, professional development training, and supportive services to local talent. The program changes the lives of students, alumni and employers alike—but don’t take our word for it. We spoke with several members of Innovate Birmingham to learn more.
Wish you could zap COVID-19 away? In need of a soft serve ice cream machine? Find out what these two things have to do with each other and why your small business needs to know about Taylor Sales & Services.