Tired of pumping gas? This app does one thing no other app does and will soon hit the streets in Birmingham

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If you would rather ride on fumes than take time out of your busy schedule to stop at the gas station you’re not alone. Coming online this summer, FuelFox is an innovative service that brings users a cleaner, safer and more efficient way for consumers to fill up their tanks.

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Gov. Ivey and Mayor Battle announce Facebook will build $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama

 

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First Google, Now Facebook!

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle and Gov. Kay Ivey earlier today held a press conference to announce that Facebook will build a $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama.   Continue reading “Gov. Ivey and Mayor Battle announce Facebook will build $750M data center in Huntsville, Alabama”

What is Birmingham Innovation Week? Get plugged into our city’s tech and startup ecosystem with 15 heavy-hitting events, July 9 to 13

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Birmingham is a city with a lot of passion, momentum and resources behind tech, startups and workforce development. But how do you get plugged in? Come to Birmingham Innovation Week, July 9 to 13, 2018. Register for events and sign up for updates today. Read on to learn about three major events, imerge 2018, Sloss Tech and Birmingham’s Smart Cities Initiative, PLUS this year’s lead organizer, Innovate Birmingham.

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Amazon is ‘primed’ to locate in the Birmingham metro area, according to report

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According to a news report from the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ), Amazon.com Inc. is considering a site in Bessemer for a fulfillment center. The new facility will employ at least 1,500 and possibly up to 3000 people in the Birmingham metro area.

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Birmingham’s Covalence launches new Catalyst program

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Birmingham innovator, Covalence has recognized the need for a fast-track method to train the next generation of software developers, right here in Birmingham.

Matt Landers, Will Johnston and Matt Morgan, founders of Covalence, began the coding boot-camp after realizing how difficult it was to find qualified developers in Birmingham for their software company, Platypi. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Covalence launches new Catalyst program”

Come see 7 Velocity Accelerator startups pitch at Demo Day 2018

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On Monday, April 23rd, seven promising startups will take the stage at Iron City to make their pitch to investors and the community. The startups will present their progress from the program and their vision for the future.  Velocity Accelerator Demo Day, presented by Regions Bank, is FREE and open to everyone – although you must register, so act fast because seats are limited!

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GLOW: another exciting Birmingham startup that saves consumers precious time

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Jim and Yazmin Cavale. Founders of GLOW. Via FB.

Some of the most successful startups and those often earning record profits and eventually selling for many millions are based on apps that facilitate. Apps that connect the consumer or user with a service provider, ones that save the consumer time…and simply make life easier.

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New Birmingham nonprofit looking to diversify Southeast tech scene

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Attendees of the Bronze Valley Initiative’s inaugural breakfast on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. Via Bronze Valley Initiative, Facebook.

This is the type of initiative that could really set us apart, Birmingham: growing the Southeastern tech ecosystem by promoting diversity and finding economic opportunities.

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