Birmingham Startup’s purpose is a good old fashioned barn raising… we’re asking the tech community not to come together on some farm, but rather at the… [next slide]
Birmingham : //STARTUP
is a good old fashioned barn raising… we’re asking the tech community not to come together on some farm, but rather at the… [next slide]
Innovation Depot… our area’s premier incubator, located in downtown Birmingham
We’re in Birmingham, the city that exists because of entrepreneurs who saw the 3 ingredients in the ground to create an entire industry and a brand new city. Now, over 100 years later we want to spark new batch of new companies here in Birmingham… ones that make use of the latest technologies and the entrepreneurs that make Birmingham a TOP THREE mid-sized city for entrepreneurism according to Entrepreneur magazine (2 years running).
New companies will be created to join other successful tech companies in Birmingham… this is a VERY small sampling of the 500+ tech companies in the region SUNGARD EXP
The tech community is more than “companies”, it’s people. TechBirmingham’s TechMixers bring out 600+ users each event.
Some of these people got together and organized our first BarCamp a full year ahead of Atlanta’s… in fact, 2 guys drove over from Atlanta to participate!
And now, this same vibrant technology community is coming together and applying the concept of “barn raising” to starting up a web-based internet company
We’ll do the heavy lifting as a community… and turn the company over to the Founders on Monday morning.
The “Birmingham Model” of the StartupWeekend concept, started in Boulder Colorado this past June. In the Birmingham model, three teams are selected to present on Sunday evening of the “Business Dev” weekend. All developers watch a webcast of the presentations and then vote on which project to implement the following weekend... majority wins. The winning business team uses the week to further tweak their product spec in time for the Implementation Weekend.