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.Continue reading “Birmingham named as one of America’s new tech hot spots by MarketWatch”
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.
Daryl Harris of Birmingham is one step closer to bringing a ride-sharing app for people who need accessible transportation to market. Learn how you can become a Moovmo driver.
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.Continue reading “Cahaba Heights couple launches local produce delivery service April 6”
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.Continue reading “Local tech: I tried Mixtroz at a major Birmingham networking event. Here’s what happened.”
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.Continue reading “Birmingham-based Mixtroz to keynote at Google Atlanta’s International Women’s Day event March 14”
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.Continue reading “Alabama Launchpad competitors CerFlux and VentorLux win combined $150,000 in Selma”
Innovators from around the state are heading to Selma Thursday, February 28 to find out which Alabama startups will get a piece of the $150,000 pie up for grabs at the next Alabama Launchpad Competition. Find out why the EDPA chose to host the competition in Selma and where it’s headed next.
Big things are ahead for the cities of Birmingham and Leeds as plans were announced for the Grand River Technology Park project and relocation of the Southern Museum of Flight.Continue reading “Grand River Technology Park coming to Birmingham to have $85 million economic impact”
Since The Altamont School’s computer science (CS) curriculum was introduced three years ago, there has been an explosion of interest and growth. Nearly a third of the school’s student body takes a CS class.
Here’s the scene—you wake up Sunday morning after an evening of galavanting around the downtown Birmingham bar scene. You had a wonderful evening with friends, and now you’re headed out to recount your evening over brunch. As you reach for your wallet, you see that your debit card is nowhere to be found, held hostage at the last bar you visited during your adventure. Ugh, is there a bigger bummer in this world?Continue reading “Birmingham brothers hope to eliminate overnight bar tabs with their new app TabX”
Great news for one of the most successful Birmingham start-ups to date. Grocery delivery service Shipt has signed a lease to become the anchor tenant in the Wells Fargo Building, the tallest building in Birmingham.Continue reading “Shipt leases Wells Fargo Building for second headquarters”
Opening doors brings joy to United Ability’s Daniel Creech.
Each day, at the front desk of LINCPoint, home of United Ability’s Adult Day Program for Adults with disabilities, Daniel now opens doors and welcomes co-workers and visitors alike to the bustling enrichment center that serves daily hundreds of people.