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TechBirmingham Annual Meeting presentation - March 2007

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    TechBirmingham Annual Meeting 2007 TechBirmingham Annual Meeting 2007 Presentation Transcript

    • 2007 Annual Meeting & Fundraiser Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future
    • 2007 Annual Meeting & Fundraiser Four Years Down… MORE to Go! Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future
    • 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
    • New Corporate Sponsors ~ 2006
      • HRH
      • Brighthouse Networks
      • Softech Development
      • J.H. Berry & Gilbert
      • Savela Solutions
      • ITAC Solutions
      • InLine
      • Hire Technologies
      • CheckPoint Solutions
      • Cisco Systems
      • CITRIX
      • Microsoft
      • Dell
      • Southern Network Services
      • TEK Systems
    • Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future Alabama-India TechVenture
    • Purpose of the TechVenture
      • Alabama-based angel investors will visit India to seek operating , proven tech-based businesses with an established market but no penetration into the USA
      • Moderate investments will be made to establish new Alabama HQ’s with sales/marketing for these tech companies
    • Alabama-India TechVenture USA USA New Delhi Hyderabad New Delhi Bangalore Agra Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Friday Thursday
    • Cross Border Growth = Alabama
      • Becoming Multinational
      • Increased Market Opportunities
      • Leveraging Indian Cost Advantage
      • Valuation on Exit
      • Cultural Fit / High-Context
      • Availability of Angel Funds in Alabama
    • Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future Entrepreneurism
    • #3 Hot City for Entrepreneurs
    • 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
    • Innovation Depot ~ the downtown incubator
      • Combining the Entrepreneurial Center and UAB’s OADI @ old Sears Building
      • $12M+ Project
      • <12 blocks vs. ~9 miles from UAB
    • Innovation Depot ~ the downtown incubator
    • Innovation Depot ~ the downtown incubator
    • ONB UnTapped Seminar
    • Your Lifestyle, Your Mind, Your Future 2006 Projects
    • Miscellaneous Accomplishments
      • Startup consultations and resume/relocation review sessions
      • Monthly TechFriday breakfast meetings
        • New Horizons & Athena
      • EDPA Innovation Survey
      • IBM laptop donations to Vulcan Park
      • Computers for neighborhood presidents
        • Jack Henry & Associates & Community Computers
    • Miscellaneous Accomplishments
      • Chamber’s B.I.G. Trip
      • Cool Communities Task Force adoption of CHANGE campaign for YP recruitment
      • Shelby County’s “virtual incubator” program
      • Earned media attention
        • BBJ, Birmingham News, Technology Alabama
      • BioTek Works
        • Heritage Center & BAA
    • “The” DB of Tech Companies
    • Entrepreneur Accelerator Program
    • Southeast Venture Capital Forum
    • Community Engagement
    • National Math Bee
    • Computer Learning Centers
      • Center for Urban Missions
      • Empowerment, Inc.
      • Partners in Neighborhood Growth
      • The Heritage Center
      • Jefferson County Library Cooperative
    • WiFi Cities
      • 325 Hotspots at BhamWiFi.com
      • Top US Rankings for Free WiFi
        • Birmingham #12
        • Hoover #27
        • Homewood #44
      • Linn Park, free WiFi hotzone
    • Urban Reversi, a TechWalk game
    • TeleWork seminar with UAB
    • BarCampBirmingham
    • Angelbeat Wireless Conference
    • GeoCaching @ Moss Rock Festival
    • Birmingham TechCouncil
      • Alabama Information Technology Association (AITA)
      • Alabama Small & Medium Business User Group (ASMBUG)
      • Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Birmingham Alabama Chapter
      • Biotechnology Association of Alabama (BAA)
      • Birmingham .Net Users Group
      • Birmingham Area Linux Users Group (BALU)
      • Birmingham Chapter of InfraGard
      • Birmingham Microsoft Management Users Group (BMMUG)
      • Birmingham Software Developer Association (BSDA)
      • Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), Greater Birmingham Chapter
      • International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners (IAMCP), Deep South Chapter
      • Internet Professionals Society of Alabama (ipsa)
      • Magic City Java User's Group (MCJUG)
      • Magic City Technology Council
      • PMI Birmingham
      • Rubyham
      • TechBirmingham
      • UAB Game Developers Club (GameDev)
      • University Macintosh User's Group
      • VMware Users Group
    • TechMixer
    • 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 visit: TechMixer.org / EcyclingDay.org BhamWIFI.com / TechWalk.org
    • A Sampling of Tech Companies