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/
You know Birmingham’s food scene, and tech scene, and bar scene. One group you may not know? Game developers. These innovative individuals are pushing our Magic City forward in more ways than one. I caught up with six of them to get a look behind the screen—here’s what I learned, plus how you can get involved.Continue reading “A look into Birmingham’s game developer community: key players, projects + how to get involved”
It was the hottest place to be in Birmingham for techies, innovators, entrepreneurs, social media marketers and marketing professionals this week. Continue reading “3 takeaways from Birmingham’s Sloss Tech, including Mayor Randall Woodfin’s poignant message”
Innovation Week Is Like No Other
Off the heels of the DC BLOX’s economic development announcement on Monday, and then the kick-off of a week that celebrates creatives, risk-takers and innovators, Southern Research Institute cut the ribbon on its new STEM Outreach Lab. It’s part of the nonprofit’s aim to attract more people to work in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Continue reading “Southern Research Institute’s new STEM Education Outreach Lab will host 50 high school students who will use it to conduct physical and life science experiments”
Atlanta-based DC BLOX is investing $785 million into Birmingham over the next 10 years to build their largest data center to date in the country. The data center will be located on 27 acres at the old Trinity Steel site in Birmingham’s Titusville neighborhood, the company announced at a press conference today. Continue reading “DC BLOX will break ground in Aug. on a $785 million data center in the Birmingham Titusville Neighborhood”
The nation’s largest regional wireless network operator is acquiring Birmingham’s Teklinks, the highly regarded and rapidly growing resell, cloud, managed and professional services provider company.
There has been a lot of buzz about Shipt since Target bought it for $550 million last December. Now Shipt’s CEO Bill Smith has invested in a startup that just finished the Velocity Accelerator program.
With local technology companies expanding and exciting software development conferences on the horizon, Birmingham’s tech scene is hot right now.
New Board Officers have been named to TechBirmingham for 2018. TechBirmingham is the city’s pivotal organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting the technology environment, while supporting existing, and start-up technology companies in the region.
The Venture Club’s 32 Annual Meeting will give attendees a huge opportunity to network with high profile entrepreneurs, corporate and community leaders as well as with economic development leaders at the Sheraton Birmingham on Dec. 7 at 10:30 am – 1:00 PM. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased on the Birmingham Venture Club website. Continue reading “Birmingham Venture Club’s annual meeting will feature John S. Jemison Venture Award and the 2017 Spark Match Competition”
Last night we heard about how Jennifer Skjellum became president of TechBirmingham. Don’t miss out on our next BOLD speaker series!
Don’t miss out on great deals at your favorite restaurants and bars in Birmingham again. The House makes it easy to see all the latest happy hours and specials for your night out. See all that it has to offer here!
Letter from Fred McCallum, President of AT&T, Alabama.
It’s an exciting time to work in the communications technology industry. More than ever, consumers and businesses are relying on mobile devices to connect to everyone and everything they can.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects computer and information technology occupations to grow by 12% from 2014 to 2024. As a result, 4.4 million computer and information technology jobs would exist in the U.S. alone. Currently, the United States has more than half a million tech-related job openings!
If you are looking for a way to differentiate yourself from the rest of the workforce, than these computer programming courses in Birmingham just may help.
The National Science Foundation has designated UAB an Innovation Corps Site, making it the newest hub for technology and entrepreneurship in Birmingham. See how this will spur innovation in the Magic City!