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.
Over its 15-year history, the Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition has helped promising Alabama startups launch their vision with their best foot forward. In fact, Alabama Launchpad is the most active early-stage seed fund investor in the entire state—awarding $5.6 million to 100 Alabama startups throughout the years.
I have a confession to make. Since recycling glass has been nearly non-existent in the Birmingham metro area for sometime now, all of my beer and wine bottles and pasta sauce jars end up in the garbage can. As a lifelong recycler, it’s downright painful.
It’s no secret that Alabama isn’t at the top when it comes to recycling and composting, but that’s soon about to change. Field Culture Compost is serving the Birmingham community and our environment by taking our scraps and turning into something meaningful. The best part? You can get involved too. Keep reading to learn more.
Birmingham is no stranger to startups and fresh job opportunities. Not to toot our own horn, but the Magic City is the fastest-growing market in the Venture for America network. That’s why Birmingham attracted twenty-three new Venture for America fellows from around the country to work at local startups. Keep reading to see why we’re kind of a big deal, and meet some of our future leaders.
You know Birmingham’s food scene, and tech scene, and bar scene. One group you may not know? Game developers. These innovative individuals are pushing our Magic City forward in more ways than one. I caught up with six of them to get a look behind the screen—here’s what I learned, plus how you can get involved.
The Iron Age Building’s list of creative and innovative tenants just keeps growing. The latest additions include a 14-year NFL veteran, a creative marketing agency, and a healthcare firm. Find out more about the full list of tenants, plus get an inside look and the complete renovation of the historic Downtown Birmingham building.
For years now, people have been working to make Birmingham a destination for minority and women-owned businesses. Today we’re featuring nine Black-owned startups, including one that’s partnering with the Charles Barkley Foundation on COVID and a partnership between Apple and Lawson State Community College to bring coding and creativity to new communities.
Over the past month, Black Lives Matter has dominated the news. But once media coverage begins to wane, it’s important to remember that Black Lives Matter isn’t a moment—it’s a movement. That’s why local tech startup Linq has designed and launched BLM.BAND, a smart bracelet that directs you to a list of resources that help you take action, get educated and donate to relevant organizations driving change in our world.
After an intense competition between seven Alabama startups, two Birmingham businesses came out on top at EDPA’s Virtual Alabama Launchpad Finale on June 11. Learn more about MOXIE IoT and Field Culture Compost, the two latest winners of the Alabama Launchpad startup competition.
We love seeing Birmingham business succeed, especially when it’s as healthy + delicious as blueroot co. This woman-owned eatery will open its flagship location in Pepper Place this year, and we can’t wait. Get all the deets right here!