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  • 1. Defining Birmingham as a “Technology Town” Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future
  • 2. Birmingham’s Past
  • 3. Birmingham’s Present + Future
  • 4. Who is TechBirmingham?
    • Not-for-profit
    • Started in the fall of 2001
    • Formerly the “BATT Force”
    • Who’s Who Board of Directors
    • Regional effort
  • 5. Who is TechBirmingham?
    • Mission Statement:
      • “ Formed to lead, support, and coordinate the start-up, attraction, growth, retention, and expansion of technology-based businesses, investments, add jobs for the Birmingham metropolitan region”
    • Aligned with…
    … among others
  • 6. Benefactors + Bright House Networks
  • 7. Strategic Partners + HRH Insurance and J.H. Berry
  • 8. Tech Patrons + Savela Solutions
  • 9. Community Friends
  • 10. Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future Image Campaign
  • 11. Tanveer Patel, CircleSource
    • President and Founder
    • Relocated her company from Chicago
    • Local PM + Outsourced Software Development
    • CircleSource is located at the Entrepreneurial Center
  • 12. Milton Silva-Craig, Emageon
    • President and COO since 2004
    • Prior to joining the company in 2001, was VP/GM of GE’s ASP Services & eCommerce business
    • Top 40 Under 40 in 2005
  • 13. Jesse Hipps, Heritage Center
    • President and CEO
    • Retired chemist from Dupont & Monsanto
    • Workforce Development Not-for-profit serving young people in downtown Bessemer
    • Job Shadowing guru and curriculum author
  • 14. Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future Other Projects
  • 15. Community Engagement
  • 16. Southeast Venture Capital Forum
  • 17. Job Shadowing BirminghamORE.com Educational Institution Company in the Marketplace Students Employees HR Department Guidance Counselors
  • 18. Job Shadowing BirminghamORE.com Educational Institution Company in the Marketplace Students Employees HR Department Independent Institution Group Leader Family Youth Adults Guidance Counselors
  • 19. TechMixer
  • 20. Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future Entrepreneurism
  • 21. #3 Hot City for Entrepreneurs
  • 22. Our Startup Ecosystem
    • Business Incubation / Startup Assistance
    • Economic Development
    • Technology User Groups
    • Technology Centers / Research Institutions
    • Venture Capital Funding Sources
    • Workforce Development and Tech Education
  • 23. Entrepreneur Accelerator Program
  • 24. Computer Learning Centers
    • Center for Urban Missions
    • Empowerment, Inc.
    • Partners in Neighborhood Growth
    • The Heritage Center
    • Jefferson County Library Cooperative
  • 25. Downtown Incubator
    • Combining the Entrepreneurial Center and UAB’s OADI @ old Sears Building
    • $12M+ Project
    • <12 blocks vs. ~9 miles from UAB
  • 26. Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future The Tech Industry
  • 27. “ Large” Tech Companies ~ >100 emp. 80 60 40 20 200 400 600 800 Command Alkon not shown
  • 28. “ Midsize” Tech Companies ~ >20 emp. 80 60 40 20 Command Alkon not shown
  • 29. Where are the Companies?
  • 30. Where are the Companies?
  • 31. Where are the Companies? Number of Companies by Zip Code
  • 32. A Sampling of Tech Companies
  • 33. Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future Stay Informed About Birmingham’s Tech Economy by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter at www.TechBirmingham.com Other URLs to know: BirminghamORE.com / EcyclingDay.org BhamWIFI.com / SEVENCAP.org