9 highlights from a productive year in tech in Birmingham, including Ed Farm

Tim Cook meeting with Odessa Woolfolk, founding board chair of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Photo by Pat Byington

Despite ups and downs, 2020 has been a magical year for tech news in The Magic City. We took a look back to see some of the biggest tech events in Birmingham in 2020—including the announcement of Ed Farm.

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Pick-up for compost in Birmingham? Yeah—we have that now + it’s the first in the state

Your scraps could make gardens like this one flourish. Photo via Highland Park Garden’s Facebook

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.

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2 promising startups win $150,000 at Virtual Alabama Launchpad Finale

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The MOXIE IoT team standing next to their check for $100,000 in early stage seed funding from Alabama Launchpad. Photo via Alabama Launchpad

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. 

Plus, learn more about the upcoming Reignite Alabama, Alabama Launchpad Response Pitch Competition and apply now!

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