We’ve gathered the latest Birmingham startup news from the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem below.

3 local startups rocking the Magic City business world (Bham Now)

Bham Now introduces local startups Greens AI, sum.hydration, and Croux

3 startups around Birmingham you need to know (Bham Now)

Bham Now presents brief profiles of three area startups: Kai XR, CModel Data, Inc.,and Heiss Mug.

Bham startup creating biodegradable meat trays, aims to scale (Birmingham Business Journal)

StenCo, a Birmingham-based startup that produces a film coating for paper trays and bowls that is both sustainable and biodegradable, is nearing commercialization.

Birmingham startup secures investment, finalizing pre-seed round (Birmingham Business Journal)

Xplosion Technology’s Greens AI, an app that offers culturally focused meal predictions in order to make treatment and maintenance easier for diabetic teens and their families, announces recent investments from Techstars and Innovate Alabama as well as its plan to finalize a $500,000 pre-seed round in the upcoming months.

Birmingham-based engineer + startup has new coffee product in the works (Bham Now)

Shannon Rearden, a local engineer, has created the Heiss Mug, a battery-powered thermos that heats, brews, and filters coffee in minutes.

Birmingham earns federal Tech Hub designation, one of 31 in the U.S. (Bham Now)

The U.S. Economic Development Administration designated Birmingham as one of 31 tech hubs under their Regional Technology and Innovation Hubs Program, which was created as part of the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.

Former exec at Roblox, Lyft, EA joins Landing’s C-suite (Birmingham Business Journal)

Russ Brodmerkle, who previously worked in executive roles at Electronic Arts, Lyft, and Roblox, has joined Landing as their chief marketing officer.

Former Innovation Depot program manager takes new role at accelerator (Birmingham Business Journal)

Amanda Williams joined the Prosper Healthtech Accelerator, a gener8tor accelerator located in Birmingham, as their program manager. 

In photos: See inside Pack Health’s $5.66M HQ expansion (The Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal offers a series of photos of Pack Health’s newly expanded headquarters, which opened recently.

Innovation Depot adds new startups to building (Birmingham Business Journal)

Three new companies, Sequense, Moxi and Krown Petroleum, recently moved into offices in Innovation Depot.

Innovate Alabama unveils members of new network to get $9.3M in funding (Birmingham Business Journal)

Members of the Innovate Alabama Network, created to spur innovation by connecting institutions of higher learning with local communities and nonprofits, will receive supporting funding from Innovate Alabama.

Key investment prompts San Francisco startup to relocate to Bham (Birmingham Business Journal)

CModel Data Inc., a company developing AI software that runs data-based business strategy simulations, is moving its headquarters to Birmingham after an investment from the Alabama Futures Fund.

Meet 4 local startups bringing the “magic” to Birmingham (Bham Now)

Bham Now provides brief profiles of four local startup businesses: Refresh Clothing, Rome Curate, Pack Health, and Front Porch Alabama.

Minority-owned biotech startup expanding, adding employees (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham City Council clears the way for Acclinate to expand and hire more employees, supplying the company with $30,000 in incentives under the City of Birmingham Retention Incentive for Success and Expansion program.

Prosper Healthtech Accelerator names fall cohort, picks Bham, L.A. startups (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Prosper Healthtech Accelerator selected five startups for their fall 2023 cohort, including Birmingham-based KnowBra, a mastectomy bra-fitting tool. Each company in the cohort will also receive a $60,000 investment.

Startup founded by UAB professor aims to improve asthma, respiratory diseases (Birmingham Business Journal)

UAB professor Maryam Karimi founds CanAiry, a startup providing a wearable device designed by researchers in the UAB School of Engineering and Public Health that continuously monitors a user’s health and exposure to pollutants in order to reduce emergency room visits due to asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Startup grants you can apply for right now (Birmingham Business Journal)

A list of grants for startups and small businesses that are accepting applications this fall.

Swagler steps down at VFA, takes role at local accelerator (Birmingham Business Journal)

Allison Swagler, former director of Venture for America in Birmingham, is now the managing director of the Bronze Valley Accelerator.

These entrepreneurs quit their jobs to launch a startup. Here’s how it’s going (Birmingham Business Journal)

Three Birmingham entrepreneurs quit their jobs to work on Werkx, a jobs marketplace startup aiming to disrupt the hiring process, with plans to launch their platform this fall.

This innovative program is bringing VR + more to Birmingham schools (Bham Now)

Kai XR, a learning platform that creates immersive experiences in the classroom, brings learning in Birmingham City Schools to new heights.

UAB startup receives nearly $3.5M in grants to combat pulmonary hypertension (Birmingham Business Journal)

iNOvodel, a UAB-based startup developing non-gas-tank-based devices to deliver inhaled nitric oxide in order to treat pulmonary hypertension in infants and in adults after cardiac surgery, received two small-business technology transfer grants from the National Institutes of Health.

UAB unveils winners of Innovation Awards, adds members to National Academy of Inventors (Birmingham Business Journal)

In October, UAB’s Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HIIE) presented their annual Innovation Awards.

With fewer startup exits, VCs struggle to fundraise (Birmingham Business Journal)

Venture capital fundraising has declined significantly. Recently, there has been a dearth of initial public offerings in the tech sector, leading to fewer returns and a slowdown in later-stage dealmaking.