Data shows that diverse founding and executive teams outperform by 30% yet these founders receive less than 5% of venture funding. OHUB has joined forces with Rise of the Rest, Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab, and the 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund to help close that funding gap. Specifically for Black founders outside of Silicon Valley, NYC, and Boston. Join us for a conversation with Rodney Sampson, founder of Opportunity Hub, about funding Black founders and building inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems. About OHUB: Opportunity Hub co-founded in Atlanta in 2013 by Rodney Sampson as a follow up to the highly successful book, Kingonomics, and large scale conferences in Atlanta as well as D.C., is the leading technology, startup and venture ecosystem building platform created to ensure that everyone, everywhere has equitable access to the future of work, Fourth Industrial Revolution and beyond as a path to multi-generational wealth creation with no reliance on pre-existing multi-generational wealth. Learn more at https://opportunityhub.co/ About Rise of the Rest: Since 2014, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest (ROTR) team has traveled to more than 40 cities, including Birmingham, to better understand startup communities outside of the coastal tech hubs firsthand, holding a $100K pitch competition in each city. Learn more at https://www.revolution.com/ To learn more about the pitch competition and apply, visit: https://tour.revolution.com/ Our moderator for this conversation will be Carmen Mays, Founder & CEO of Elevators on 4th. Which you can learn more about here: https://www.elevatorson4th.com/
Last Friday, as rain fell softly outside, a crowd of people from across Birmingham’s tech, entrepreneurial and startup scene gathered for the fourth annual Sloss Tech.
We heard about some exciting tech ed and women in tech initiatives coming down the pike soon in Bham. We laughed hard at Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and husband of Serena Williams.Continue reading “3 things I learned at my 1st-ever Sloss Tech in Birmingham”
Birmingham’s startups are doing B I G things and we want you to know it. Check out the highlights here.
Here’s your recap of Velocity Accelerator’s Demo Day. Check out everything that you missed here.
This year’s Investor Conference was hosted at Iron City in conjunction with the Birmingham Venture Club and the Velocity Accelerator’s Demo Day. The Investor Conference hosted attendees from around the Southeast interested in investment opportunities and networking between fellow investors, entrepreneurs, and service providers in the area. Continue reading “Birmingham Venture Club Investor Conference 2017”
Through organizations such as Startup Grind Birmingham, entrepreneurs are given the chance to network, learn, and see what it takes to be successful.
Laura Shaffer, co-director of Startup Grind Birmingham and local entrepreneur, has teamed up with her husband Bay Shaffer to create a sort of “uber for schooling” and education.
In terms of consumers who buy products to help them with movement, there are three main types, the Athlete, the Elderly, and the Handicap.
Forrest Satterfield’s company, Satterfield Technologies, wants to help those (above) looking for external limb attachments or prosthetic’s and find them cheaper and more efficiently.
Startup Grind is a national organization which sets up chapters in cities across the country for today’s entrepreneurs. We have our own group here in the Magic City – Startup Grind Birmingham.
Monthly, at the Innovation Depot, local entrepreneurs gather together to gain insight into best practices and to network their way into the “startup tech eco-system.”
I am thankful for the instructors/teachers who understand the importance of exposing young students to innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology.
Now, to the presenter…
The Jemison Award, now in its 31st year, is awarded to entrepreneurs, and the respected companies, who possess high growth and high value in the Bham business ecosystem.
We can attribute Birmingham’s growth to many different factors in today’s economy, but the two leading forces are the immense amount of startups and revitalization of our communities/districts within city limits.
Part 2 – Innovation Depot
BhamNow talked with Devon Laney, CEO of the Depot