How 4 innovative Alabama companies are responding to the COVID-19 outbreak

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We’re all feeling the impact of COVID-19. A few Alabama companies—and winners of Alabama Launchpad, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama‘s (EDPA) early-stage seed fund program—are stepping up to help.  Here’s how!

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EDPA invested $600k in Alabama startups in 2019. Apply by Dec. 16 to participate in 2020.

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Team members of Conserv and Immediate at Alabama Launchpad. Photo via EDPA

Birmingham-based Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) has been busy. During 2019, the EDPA invested $600k in eight Alabama startups through Alabama Launchpad. Read on to learn about the winners and how you can apply to be a part of Alabama Launchpad 2020.

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Meet Peter Vogt, Silicon Valley tech CEO who’s coming to Birmingham

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Peter Vogt, founder of Prepaid2Cash. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

A west coast native and an investment banker turned tech entrepreneur—meet Peter Vogt, founder of Prepaid2Cash. The company is relocating its headquarters to Birmingham, AL—which means Peter is headed south. Keep reading to see his first impressions of the Magic City!

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3 things I learned at my 1st-ever Sloss Tech in Birmingham

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The rain last Friday didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm at the fourth annual Sloss Tech. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Last Friday, as rain fell softly outside, a crowd of people from across Birmingham’s tech, entrepreneurial and startup scene gathered for the fourth annual Sloss Tech.

We heard about some exciting tech ed and women in tech initiatives coming down the pike soon in Bham. We laughed hard at Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and husband of Serena Williams.

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Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12

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Photo of imerge 2018 EDPA Innovation Award winners courtesy of EDPA

Did you make it to imerge? A signature event of Birmingham’s recent Innovation Week and hosted by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA), imerge recognized movers and shakers in Alabama’s start-up business scene. See who they are. Continue reading “Watch out for these 7 startups honored at EDPA’s imerge event on July 12”

Tech watch: 3 startups with ties to Birmingham, including MoovMo, a ride-sharing app for those using wheelchairs

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MoovMo founder Daryl Harris started a company that aims to create a ride-sharing platform for wheelchair-accessible vehicles.

In this week’s roundup of Birmingham tech news, we’re all about a startup focused on ride-sharing opportunities, a company that builds startups and an app for businesses that works like an in-house diversity coach.

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Come see 7 Velocity Accelerator startups pitch at Demo Day 2018

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On Monday, April 23rd, seven promising startups will take the stage at Iron City to make their pitch to investors and the community. The startups will present their progress from the program and their vision for the future.  Velocity Accelerator Demo Day, presented by Regions Bank, is FREE and open to everyone – although you must register, so act fast because seats are limited!

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GLOW: another exciting Birmingham startup that saves consumers precious time

Jim and Yazmin Cavale. Founders of GLOW. Via FB.

Some of the most successful startups and those often earning record profits and eventually selling for many millions are based on apps that facilitate. Apps that connect the consumer or user with a service provider, ones that save the consumer time…and simply make life easier.

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Rise of the Rest bus tour to offer a chance at $100,000 to Birmingham startups

 

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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”

In-depth with Quantalytix, the Birmingham startup looking to upstage a giant

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Will Bryant (left) and Chris Aliotta (right), co-founders of Quantalytix – via James Ozment

I don’t think I have ever heard of someone who thinks that reducing lending risk shouldn’t happen – certainly not since the 2009 subprime lending crisis.

I met with Will Bryant and Chris Aliotta to talk about their Velocity accelerator “graduate,” Quantalytix, and starting a tech company in Birmingham!

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