Back before anybody had ever heard of the novel coronavirus, we were closely following all the startup activity here in the Birmingham area. Now, 7.5 months later, we’ve been hearing rumblings of an uptick in startups due to COVID. Keep reading to find out what we learned.
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.
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.
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.