U R TechBirmingham

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this is a presentation I gave in May 2007 to encourage further (volunteer) participation in the TechBirmingham effort

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U R TechBirmingham

  1. 2. TechBirmingham Who? <ul><li>BATT Force -> Birmingham Area Technology Leadership Alliance -> TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Curtis ≠ TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><li>You = TechBirmingham </li></ul>
  2. 3. TechBirmingham Activities & Projects By Whom and When
  3. 4. Southeast Venture Capital Forum <ul><li>AITA </li></ul><ul><li>Biotech Association of Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham Venture Club </li></ul><ul><li>TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Wayne Brown Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 2004, 2005, and 2006 </li></ul>
  4. 5. Birmingham O.R.E. <ul><li>“Operation Real-world Experience” </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage Center </li></ul><ul><li>Telescope Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><li>ADECA </li></ul><ul><li>Summer 2004 </li></ul>
  5. 6. TechBirmingham Ecycling Day <ul><li>TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><li>CTS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cara & Jennifer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-scrap vendor (tbd) </li></ul><ul><li>1.800.Got.Junk? </li></ul><ul><li>EPA Region IV </li></ul><ul><li>April and December 2005 + 2006 </li></ul>
  6. 7. Birmingham Open Arms <ul><li>Post-Katrina Job Site </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Workforce Development </li></ul><ul><li>TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><li>www.BirminghamOpenArms.com </li></ul><ul><li>Summer and Fall 2005 </li></ul>
  7. 8. Wireless Hotspots in Birmingham <ul><li>IPSA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeremy Flint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curtis Palmer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community submissions </li></ul><ul><li>www.BhamWiFi.com / www.AnchorFree.com </li></ul><ul><li>Since November 2005 </li></ul>
  8. 9. TechCouncil <ul><li>Tech User groups and Associations </li></ul><ul><li>L. Kianoff & Associates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Host and organizer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Convener </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food sponsor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Since Spring 2006 </li></ul>
  9. 10. Alabama-India TechVenture <ul><li>TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><li>AITA </li></ul><ul><li>CircleSource </li></ul><ul><li>Huntsville Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Haskell Slaughter </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2006 and Summer 2007 </li></ul>
  10. 11. CEO Roundtables <ul><li>TechBirmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham Venture Club </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Depot </li></ul><ul><li>Kicking Off in Summer 2007 </li></ul>
  11. 12. TechFriday <ul><li>New Horizons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Host and Sponsor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion / Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community members </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>New locations? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gardendale, North Shelby County, Downtown </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Entrepreneur Accelerator Program Since 2004
  13. 14. Birmingham TechReach <ul><li>IPSA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dan Reynolds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jeremy Flint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.ipsaonline.org/techreach/ </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2007 </li></ul>
  14. 15. How to Help TechBirmingham Ways to get engaged
  15. 16. How to Help <ul><li>Sponsorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cash, Products and/or Service, Guidance, and Stakeholder Offers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cash and engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time, Talents, and Fiduciary Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CHANGE Agents </li></ul>
  16. 17. Be a CHANGE Agent <ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help organize or stage events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in BirminghamTechReach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand list of WiFi hotspots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Take over administration of bhamwifi.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Submit to AnchorFree.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage businesses to establish free WiFi </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Press Releases on website/blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing and PR </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. More Ways: Be a CHANGE Agent <ul><li>Attend </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Birmingham TechReach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evangelize and Proselytize amongst “others” </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. Specific “Now” Opportunities <ul><li>Join the TechMixer 4.0 planning team </li></ul><ul><li>Help expand TechFriday geographically </li></ul><ul><li>Vett database of tech companies </li></ul><ul><li>Keep press release database and calendar updated on website and blog </li></ul><ul><li>Help stage TechBirmingham Ecycling Day </li></ul><ul><li>Help expand WiFi hotspot coverage </li></ul>

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