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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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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MOXIE, based in Birmingham, designs Bluetooth ventilator tech to increase healthcare safety

A medical professional recording data at UAB. Photo via Lexi Coon, property of University of Alabama at Birmingham

As COVID-19 runs its course, the world is focused on manufacturing ventilators to help patients breathe. However, ventilators are only part of the issue—it is very time-intensive for nurses and doctors to check up on each patient’s ventilator. So, Birmingham-based MOXIE has designed an app that will improve efficiency and safety for these medical professionals and their patients.

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