Landing, newest venture by Shipt founder Bill Smith, aims to simplify rental market

Landing makes a cute apartment like this just clicks away. Photo via Landing

Shipt founder Bill Smith is looking to transform the rental market with his latest startup, Landing. With Landing, Smith wants to make it easier for traveling professionals to find housing–without being locked into a typical lease. Read on to find out how it works.

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$1.6 Million will go to ‘100 Homes, 100 Days’ renovations across the 99 neighborhoods

Council President Valerie Abbott and City Council members Darrell O’Quinn, Sheila Tyson and John Hilliard attended the press conference in the Wahouma neighborhood via City of Birmingham.

Last month, Mayor Woodfin announced the “100 Homes, 100 Days” project that will repair the homes of citizens across the city.

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Update: Shipt goes all in, announces Birmingham expansion, promises 881 jobs

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Shipt is hiring! The company plans to bring 881 highly-skilled jobs to Birmingham. Photo via Shipt

The City of Birmingham, Jefferson County, the state of Alabama, along with Alabama Power, the Birmingham Business Alliance and Innovate Birmingham contributed to support Shipt’s expansion in Birmingham.

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Same-day delivery available at select Birmingham Target locations on February 1

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Great news Birmingham Target fans! After recently acquiring Shipt – a membership-based grocery delivery startup located in our very own city of Birmingham – Target will officially launch its same-day delivery service on February 1. That’s less than a week away. Score! Continue reading “Same-day delivery available at select Birmingham Target locations on February 1”

Target buys Birmingham based Shipt for $550M in war against Amazon and Whole Foods

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Shipt shopper. Via- www.shipt.com

Birmingham based grocery delivery company acquired
Target announced Wednesday morning that they are acquiring Shipt for $550M. Shipt is a national grocery delivery company, founded and based right here in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Local Startup, Planet Fundraiser, hits major funding within the Velocity Accelerator

Planet Fundraiser, nurtured within the Innovation Depot and further in the Velocity Accelerator, experience a major expansion into Atlanta a couple of months ago.

In the same way, another expansion has been occurred, amounting up to $1 million.

Planet Fundraiser is Expanding
via Kathleen Hamrick

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Birmingham-based Planet Fundraiser expands operations into Atlanta

In the world of startups, one of the many aspirations these talented entrepreneurs have is expansion into nearby markets. It’s one thing to stay close to home, but expansion into a neighboring market is a whole new ball game.

Birmingham based tech startup, Planet Fundraiser, has conquered the first step of that feat, by expanding into Atlanta!

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Kasey Birdsong (CEO, left) & Drew Honeycutt (COO, right) are the founders of Planet Fundraisers. They have been apart of the Velocity Accelerator since the beginning of this year. Picture by Kathleen Hamerick, Marketing Director of the Innovation Depot

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