You’ve probably seen the work of Birmingham real estate developer Orchestra Partners across town (The Essential, anyone?). But did you know they incubated a startup that’s changing the game for property management? Read on to get the scoop.
Ever left a holiday party with a gift card you knew you would never use? Or maybe you have a stack of gift cards to Starbucks that could buy 100 lattes, but you really wish you could use that money to buy groceries for the month. Prepaid2Cash is a tech company in California that offers users a solution. They’re relocating to Birmingham, and we’ve got the scoop.
The tech world can be intimidating, but Innovate Birmingham is changing that. They offer courses for FREE—no tech experience needed. And they are helping make Birmingham’s local tech industry more accessible to everyone. Hear from Loni Vaughn, a Data Analytics candidate at Innovate Birmingham on what the program is really like, plus how to apply for courses and scholarships today.
EBSCO Industries, headquartered in Birmingham, has been honored with national recognition by its inclusion on Computerworld magazine’s prestigious annual list of ‘100 Best Places to Work in IT’. The only company in Alabama to be included on the list.Find out more about what makes EBSCO a top place to work and why it is a hit with tech professionals.
Birmingham based Encompass Health’s growing Information Technology Group (ITG) department is looking for talented techs to join their collaborative team. And, it’s not just about the coding. It’s about making a difference in people’s lives. Bham Now sat down with a few ITG employees to find out what sets the department apart in the industry and what it’s like to play such an integral role for the nation’s leading provider in integrated healthcare services. They also gave us the inside scoop on some sweet open jobs.
I’ve known about Innovate Birmingham for a few months, and have been so impressed with the work they’re doing to educate and establish IT talent in the Birmingham community. I’ve met some of the crew, toured their office at Innovation Depot, and also written about them a few times. But until attending Demo Day last week, I don’t think I truly understood the impact they are making every single day in the lives of not only their candidates but also the Birmingham tech scene as a whole.
Here are 3 things I learned at Innovate Birmingham’s Demo Day plus how you can get involved:
Birmingham seems to be on everyone’s list these days. We’re a foodie haven, road trip destination and now, one of the country’s emerging tech hotspots. Read on to find out what business news website MarketWatch had to say.
The Birmingham tech industry is growing… and fast. Tech start-ups like Mixtroz and Shipt are popping up all around the Magic City, so there’s surely no shortage in the jobs that follow. If you’re interested in finding an IT job, but don’t know where to start, Innovate Birmingham’s summer courses might just be the perfect way to get plugged in.
Do you like to sleep in on Saturdays, but don’t want to miss the farmers market? Will and Hayley DeShazo, a husband-and-wife team from Cahaba Heights, have created a solution, till. till is an online marketplace and delivery service for produce, meats and baked goods from Alabama farmers.
Peer into a beating heart, or fly across the world. Then meet moon man Buzz Aldrin in hologram form. You don’t even have to leave Birmingham—you just have to be a student, faculty or staff member at UAB. Take a look at the new UAB Virtual Reality Studio in Lister Hill Library.
Locally founded and minority owned, Mixtroz has sent waves rippling far beyond Birmingham. So naturally I’ve been eager to try the networking app in the wild. On March 21, I got the chance at the 2019 Momentum Leadership Breakfast.
Innovate Birmingham is celebrating Women’s History Month with the InnovateHER Panel Discussion on 3/26 at Forge. There will be six panelists, all women in tech, including Nicole Mubarak, Chairwoman of Birmingham Women in Tech and Britney Summerville, Vice President of Community Engagement at Shipt! Reserve your seat today, because spots are filling up. Oh, and it’s free!
It’s hard not to go all fangirl on Mixtroz’ Ashlee Ammons. She’s fun, smart, energetic and going places. And, she’s the millennial daughter of Baby Boomer biz partner Kerry Schrader. Together, they are the dynamic duo at the helm of Mixtroz.
In case you and Mixtroz (pronounced “mix-troes”) haven’t met yet, the name stands for “mixer+intros.” As in, you go to an event where you want to meet people—conference, wedding, school, whatever. Through the wonders of technology, they help hook you up with cool people.
In front of a sold-out crowd in Selma on February 28, six Alabama startups made their best pitch. And the winner is (drumroll) our health. Check out what $100,000-winner VentorLux and $50,000-winner CerFlux, based in Birmingham, have in store for us.