Birmingham’s new dating app will set you up with your next first date

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Find your next date with Set Me Up. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

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.

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Meet the 5 early seed-stage startups competing in Alabama Launchpad on May 13

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Austin Senseman, CEO of Conserv, pitches at an Alabama Launchpad Virtual Finale. Photo via Alabama Launchpad

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!

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Birmingham’s Simpeo and GoodJob are transforming the hiring process

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Get ready to revolutionize the hiring process with Simpeo On Demand Talent, powered by GoodJob. Photo via GoodJob

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.

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How Managed IT Services from Clear Winds Technologies will make your business a success

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Clear Winds Technologies. Photo via Bham Now

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.

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Innovate Birmingham is transforming the local tech scene. Here’s how to get involved.

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Karma Tolliver, a current Data Analytics Participant at Innovate Birmingham. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

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.

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3 reasons why your small biz needs to know about Taylor Sales & Services

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In need of some soft serve equipment for your small business? Photo via Bham Now

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.

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11 entrepreneurs announced for Innovation Depot’s Voltage incubator program

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Today, Innovation Depot announced the first cohort for their Voltage accelerator. Photo via Innovation Depot

Today, February 8th, Innovation Depot announced the inaugural cohort for the new Voltage tech incubator program, which begins on February 9th. Want to learn more about the 11 participating entrepreneurs? We’ve got the inside scoop.

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C Spire to invest $1 billion to expand ultra fast broadband in Alabama

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Virtual C Spire press conference on with Governor Kay Ivey. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

C Spire, a privately-owned telecommunications and technology company with offices in Alabama, announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next three years to accelerate the deployment of all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet in Alabama and Mississippi.

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Good news! Amazon developing 4th facility in Birmingham metro

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Amazon plans to open a delivery station out at the Birmingham Food Terminal across from Niki’s West at 2501 3rd Place West. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Amazon plans to open a delivery station out at the Birmingham Food Terminal across from Niki’s West at 2501 3rd Place West, according to the Birmingham Business Journal.

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Meet the 8 startups who made the cut in Innovation Depot’s 2021 Velocity Accelerator

Congrats to the final 8 startups. Photo via Innovation Depot’s Facebook

Innovation Depot just announced the eight startups who made it into their Velocity Accelerator program. With over 50 companies’ applications, let’s meet the final eight that made this year’s cut.

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The Apple store is closed. Here’s where to get your fixes now.

The Apple store at The Summit. Photo via Bham Now

Although we hate to admit it, sometimes we can be clumsy. Either we drop our electronics or they have a mind of their own and simply stop working. Now that the Apple store at The Summit has temporarily closed, we’ve rounded up some local spots that can fix up your Apple products like new.

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9 highlights from a productive year in tech in Birmingham, including Ed Farm

Tim Cook meeting with Odessa Woolfolk, founding board chair of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Photo by Pat Byington

Despite ups and downs, 2020 has been a magical year for tech news in The Magic City. We took a look back to see some of the biggest tech events in Birmingham in 2020—including the announcement of Ed Farm.

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Birmingham CEO named in “100 Most Powerful Women In Technology 2020”

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Kimberly O’Loughlin, CEO, Therapy Brands. Photo via Analytics Insight

In their December 30, 2020 issue, Analytics Insight named Birmingham-based Therapy Brands CEO Kimberly O’Loughlin among their list of “The 100 Most Powerful Women In Technology 2020“. Here’s what we learned about Kimberly and Therapy Brands.

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