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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Birmingham startups in the news—great jobs, networking + biz dev resources

Build UP is a nonprofit startup based in Ensley
Build UP is a nonprofit startup that’s on the move. Photo via Build UP’s Facebook page

If you’re wondering what’s been happening in Birmingham’s startup scene, the answer is…a lot! Keep reading to find out about one local startup featured in The Hustle, four startups focused on jobs, networking and training, two new business incubators and a local startup that’s democratizing storage space. 

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