Data shows that diverse founding and executive teams outperform by 30% yet these founders receive less than 5% of venture funding. OHUB has joined forces with Rise of the Rest, Morgan Stanley’s Multicultural Innovation Lab, and the 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund to help close that funding gap. Specifically for Black founders outside of Silicon Valley, NYC, and Boston. Join us for a conversation with Rodney Sampson, founder of Opportunity Hub, about funding Black founders and building inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems. About OHUB: Opportunity Hub co-founded in Atlanta in 2013 by Rodney Sampson as a follow up to the highly successful book, Kingonomics, and large scale conferences in Atlanta as well as D.C., is the leading technology, startup and venture ecosystem building platform created to ensure that everyone, everywhere has equitable access to the future of work, Fourth Industrial Revolution and beyond as a path to multi-generational wealth creation with no reliance on pre-existing multi-generational wealth. Learn more at https://opportunityhub.co/ About Rise of the Rest: Since 2014, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest (ROTR) team has traveled to more than 40 cities, including Birmingham, to better understand startup communities outside of the coastal tech hubs firsthand, holding a $100K pitch competition in each city. Learn more at https://www.revolution.com/ To learn more about the pitch competition and apply, visit: https://tour.revolution.com/ Our moderator for this conversation will be Carmen Mays, Founder & CEO of Elevators on 4th. Which you can learn more about here: https://www.elevatorson4th.com/
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”
“I’m bullish on Birmingham. Part of the reason I believe in Birmingham, is it seems to me Birmingham believes in Birmingham. And we don’t see that in all the cities we visit,” stated Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL at the Rise to the Rest tour in Birmingham, Alabama.
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”
What do Dallas, Memphis, Chattanooga and Louisville have in common with Birmingham? All are stops on the Rise of the Rest bus tour. This May startup businesses in Birmingham will have a chance to pitch their dreams for (and maybe win) seed funding when Rise of the Rest comes to the Magic City. Continue reading “Rise of the Rest bus tour to offer a chance at $100,000 to Birmingham startups”
Today at the Power of Leadership luncheon sponsored by Alabama Power, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced America Online (AOL) co-founder Steve Case chose the Magic City as one of the cities on his upcoming Rise of the Rest 7.0 bus tour.
Birmingham is one of only five cities around the nation named on the tour.