A national report ranked Birmingham-Hoover women entrepreneurs’ earnings # 2 in the country: challenges + how UAB can help

Women entrepreneurs in Birmingham-Hoover have the second highest earnings in the country
Boss women. Photo via Unsplash

Back in June, Volusion, an Austin, Texas-based company helping people sell online since 1999, published “Cities with the Most Successful Female Entrepreneurs.” Birmingham-Hoover ranked #2 among large metros with the most successful women entrepreneurs. We talked to Patrick J. Murphy, Director of the Entrepreneurship Program in the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to learn more. 

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9 Birmingham Black-owned startups you need to know about now

Shegun Otulana won Entrepreneur of the year Southeast last year from Ernest & Young
A year ago, Shegun Otulana won the Entrepreneur of the Year Southeast award from Ernst & Young. Here he is with the TheraNest team. Photo via Paralect’s Facebook page

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.

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5 entrepreneurs you’ll hear on Sloss Tech’s “Next Level” startup panel August 2 at The Lyric in Birmingham. Plus, Secret Stages afterparty.

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2018 Sloss Tech "Level Up Birmingham" panel—view from the back of the stage looking out.
View from the back of the stage at the 2018 Sloss Tech “Level Up Birmingham” panel. Photo by Sloss Tech via Facebook

If you want to learn directly from entrepreneurs who’ve succeeded in taking their businesses to the next level, Sloss Tech’s “Next Level” panel is for you.

Between 8AM and 5PM at The Lyric, you’ll get to hear these folks, an awesome women in tech panel and a whole lineup of other speakers . . . then head to the afterparty at Secret Stages.

Know you wanna go? Get your tickets now.

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Local tech: I tried Mixtroz at a major Birmingham networking event. Here’s what happened.

Birmingham, Alabama, Momentum Leadership Conference 2019
How do you master networking in a room this size? Bham Now put the Mixtroz app to the test. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

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.

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Birmingham tech startup Mixtroz reaches historic fundraising goal of $1 million

Birmingham, Kerry Schraer and Ashlee Ammons, founders of Mixtroz. Photo via Mixtroz
Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons, founders of Mixtroz. Photo via Mixtroz

There’s been another big win for mother-daughter duo, Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons, co-founders of Birmingham tech startup Mixtroz. The company has officially reached the historic fundraising goal of $1 million! Continue reading “Birmingham tech startup Mixtroz reaches historic fundraising goal of $1 million”

Local startup companies compete for $100,000 when the Rise of the Rest tour hits Birmingham May 9

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Steve Case, AOL co-founder is coming to Bham. Via whyy.org.

Birmingham has been labeled an up-and-coming hotspot for startup companies for some time. Now those across the country will see just what the Magic City is made of as local startups anxiously prepare to compete for $100,000 in seed funding when the Rise of the Rest bus tour rolls into Birmingham this week.  Continue reading “Local startup companies compete for $100,000 when the Rise of the Rest tour hits Birmingham May 9”