12 06, 2019

‘Game-changer’: Opening of UAH’s Invention to Innovation Center marks ‘new era’ in Huntsville

By |2019-06-12T08:02:09+00:00June 12th, 2019|Accelerator/incubator, Alabama|0 Comments

The good news just keeps coming for Alabama’s tech industry. On Monday morning, elected officials, education leaders and business juggernauts attended a packed ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Invention to Innovation Center (I²C) on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The I²C is a regional initiative designed to foster, promote and accelerate [...]

20 12, 2018

UAB establishes $500,000 innovation fund to support university start ups

By |2018-12-20T09:49:16+00:00December 20th, 2018|Alabama, Startup Fund|0 Comments

The Bill. L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham has established a $500,000 Innovation Fund to support the development of early-stage discoveries and promising new university startups. Jan. 1, 2019, UAB whose research has demonstrated commercial potential may apply for up to $35,000 in funding to further develop [...]

30 10, 2018

UAB establishes $500,000 innovation fund to support university start ups

By |2018-10-30T08:11:39+00:00October 30th, 2018|Alabama, New Fund Announcement, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

The Bill. L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham has established a $500,000 Innovation Fund to support the development of early-stage discoveries and promising new university startups. Jan. 1, 2019, UAB whose research has demonstrated commercial potential may apply for up to $35,000 in funding to further develop [...]

22 08, 2018

Accelerator program propels Alabama Birmingham startups to successful launches 

By |2018-08-22T20:43:05+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Alabama|0 Comments

Tan and other Fledging team members are proud that their startup company is profitable. (Alicia Rohan/UAB) Fledging – one of seven student-led ventures of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Commercialization Accelerator – has moved into Innovation Depot, allowing students to work in the hub of Birmingham’s startup network. “We’re extremely proud to have Fledging join Innovation Depot,” said Devon [...]

17 04, 2018

Mercedes-Benz, University of Alabama partner on startup challenge

By |2018-04-17T14:22:09+00:00April 17th, 2018|Alabama, Competition, Corporate|0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz is partnering with several entities, including the University of Alabama, to drive innovation within the state's college and professional startup community. The "MBUSI Innovation Challenge" is running through June 19 across two streams of participants - students and professionals, and existing startups - to offer solutions to issues in advanced manufacturing. The winners can [...]

13 02, 2018

Local startups compete in Alabama Launchpad competition for $100,000 prize 

By |2018-02-13T15:41:09+00:00February 13th, 2018|Alabama, Competition, State or Government|0 Comments

Nearly a dozen Alabama startup companies, including seven from Auburn, competed in the Auburn Regional Alabama Launchpad competition Thursday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Auburn. The competition was made up of teams from Lee, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Macon and Russell counties and the teams had 10 minutes to pitch their business plans to the judges, [...]

21 12, 2017

Auburn Alumni Gives $1 Million Gift to Auburn University Entrepreneurs 

By |2017-12-21T15:23:42+00:00December 21st, 2017|Alabama, Foundation-support|0 Comments

$1 million gifted by Auburn Alumni will be a game changer for students looking to start their own businesses. Auburn’s business school believes entrepreneurship is the key to the future for U.S. businesses. So, ensuring students have the skills and resources needed to create startups means they’ll be ready to ride this wave of economic [...]

26 09, 2017

UAB, Innovation Depot to boost startups with nearly $670,000 in federal grants

By |2017-09-26T13:25:16+00:00September 26th, 2017|Alabama|0 Comments

Two federal grants recently awarded to Birmingham organizations will help boost startups from the very beginning stages of an idea for a business all the way to seeking funding and rapid growth. U.S. Department of Commerce announced this week that 42 organizations in 28 states were getting grants to aid entrepreneurs. Mobile won one and Birmingham won [...]

22 08, 2017

UAB launches new commercial accelerator 

By |2017-08-22T13:53:50+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Alabama|0 Comments

The University of Alabama at Birmingham kicked off Innovation Week with a major announcement on Monday: the launch of a new commercialization accelerator program. The new program is designed to help students and faculty research ideas and concepts and build them into fully fledged companies. Enlarge UAB has launched a new commercialization accelerator program. BOB [...]