Local startup, GLOW, has secured funding to expand outside of Birmingham!

Last Tuesday, 9 startup companies presented their business models to investors, business professionals, media, and those excited about Birmingham’s startup eco-system.

Accordingly, GLOW app, founded by Yazmin and Jim Cavale, has incurred $250,000 of funding to expand into Nashville!

Demo Day - GLOW
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Birmingham Chosen as Semi-Finalist for Smart City Initiative

Smart City is an initiative which creates “smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs.”

As Birmingham continues to gain notoriety through restaurants, startups, entertainment and tourism, this initiative will take us just that much closer to being one of the most happenin’ places in the south.

Photo by Wade Cline

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Teams Selected for the 2017 Alabama Launchpad Startup Competition

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) holds an annual competition to provide the top three winners with funding for their startup.

Now, 9 more startups, one of which is based in Birmingham, will be competing in the 2017 round.

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and other officials pose with award winners at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Birmingham, part of the Alabama Launchpad program.

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A Guide to the Magic City’s Startup & Revitalization Organizations – (Part 3 of 5)

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 3 – Velocity Accelerator

BhamNow talked with Estes Gould, Organizer…

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A Guide to the Magic City’s Startup & Revitalization Organizations – (Part 2 of 5)

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

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A Guide to the Magic City’s Startup & Revitalization Organizations – (Part 1 of 5)

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.

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Part 1 –1MillionCupsBHM

BhamNow talked with Scott Phillips, Organizer of 1MC

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REV Birmingham’s Big Pitch Winners and live kick-off coverage

Winners of REV Birmingham's The Big Pitch
Winners of REV Birmingham’s The Big Pitch

2016 winners of THE BIG PITCH, presented by PNC are:

$5,000 People’s Choice: Domestique Coffee

$5,000 2nd Place: Party Boutique Kids

$15,000 grand prize: Tropicaleo!

Bham Now’s Vicky Lewis joined the crowds at Thomas Jefferson Towers this afternoon to hear THE BIG PITCH, presentations.  Ten finalists participated in a business boot camp to prepare their pitch in front of judges,investors, and a live audience.   Catch the kick-off of todays event.

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