On Wednesday, November 17th, eleven startups from across the state will compete for a share of $75K in seed funding at the Alabama Launchpad Cycle 3 2021 finale event. We decided to kick things off by learning more about the five seed-stage finalists going for the $50k prize.
The newest cohort has been selected for this fall’s Bronze Valley Accelerator Program.
The accelerator has selected five companies from across the country representing a wide range of industries. This is the fourth class of the seven-week Bronze Valley Accelerator, and the program will focus on supporting female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color using the gBETA model from accelerator organizer gener8tor.
A former Techstars participant is continuing to boost relationships in Birmingham. Shipshape, an Austin-based company that offers smart home software that can work with home maintenance systems, has added a Birmingham-based company.
80% of families who qualify for help paying for internet bills have not applied, according to the FCC. The “Emergency Broadband Benefits” launched this past spring, offering families and individuals affected by COVID-19, help accessing the internet. According to MediaJustice, more than 19 million families that qualify are still not enrolled.
Innovation Depot has named the second cohort for its Voltage program. The Depot has selected eight entrepreneurs to participate in the program. Voltage is designed to support entrepreneurs who have an idea for a tech or tech-enabled business as they translate that idea into a prototype.
A German company has made a minority investment in a Birmingham supply chain tech company. HeidelbergCement, a German-based manufacturer of building materials and solutions, has signed an agreement to make a minority investment to acquire 45% in Command Alkon.
Want to see further improvements in broadband access in Alabama? Here’s is a simple way Alabamians can help. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is requesting information about broadband internet access and speed from Alabama residents and businesses.
As the Techstars EnergyTech Accelerator begins its second cohort, there is a sense of great momentum and opportunity. The program is a mentorship-driven accelerator designed to help develop startups that are building business models and technologies to enhance the future of energy.
Local startup Immediate has been selected as a presenting company for Venture Atlanta 2021. The financial wellness startup was chosen out of 400-plus applications as one of the top technology companies in the region to present at the conference.