First Avenue Ventures is pleased to present our monthly round-up of the latest in Birmingham startup news.

2024 Alabama Inno Startups to Watch: Ai-Ops (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Birmingham startup Ai-Ops.

2024 Alabama Inno Startups to Watch: Alveolus Bio (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Birmingham startup Alveolus Bio.

2024 Alabama Inno Startups to Watch: Analytical AI (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Birmingham startup Analytical AI.

2024 Alabama Inno Startups to Watch: CModel Data Inc. (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Birmingham startup CModel Data, Inc.

2024 Alabama Inno Startups to Watch: InTerra SmarTarget (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Birmingham startup InTerra SmarTarget.

2024 Alabama Inno Startups to Watch: OpenVia (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Birmingham startup OpenVia.

2024 Alabama Inno Startups to Watch: Reliant Glycosciences (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Birmingham startup Reliant Glycosciences.

2024 Alabama Inno Startups to Watch: SEQUENSE (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Birmingham startup SEQUENSE.

2024 Forecast: Birmingham tech leaders talk what to expect (Birmingham Business Journal)

Several leaders in Birmingham’s tech ecosystem discuss their expectations for the Magic City’s tech scene in 2024.

Alabama gains new accelerator, pre-accelerator programs (Birmingham Business Journal)

The University of Alabama and the Tuscaloosa County Economic Development Authority, in partnership with TechStars, are bringing the Techstars WaterTech and Sustainability accelerator program for early-stage startups as well as the Founder Catalyst WaterTech and Sustainability pre-accelerator program for idea-stage startups to Tuscaloosa.

Birmingham firm awarded contract to address Air Force challenges (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Air Force awarded Accelerate Wind a $110,000 STTR Phase I contract for rooftop wind technology.

Birmingham gains new startup incubator (Birmingham Business Journal)

Southern Research celebrates the opening of their Station 41 biotech startup incubator.

Italian, out-of-state entrepreneurs weigh in on Bham’s tech scene (Birmingham Business Journal)

The co-founders of ScoutIt and other out-of-state entrepreneurs discuss the benefits of being part of Birmingham’s tech startup scene.

LunarLab Benefit becomes certified B Corp (Birmingham Business Journal) 

LunarLab Benefit, a Birmingham UX and UI design agency, becomes one of a few certified B Corps in the state of Alabama.

Meet Alabama Inno’s Startups to Watch for 2024 Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal presents its list of promising startups to watch in 2024.

QuantHub raises multimillion-dollar Series A funding round (Birmingham Business Journal)

QuantHub, a Birmingham startup focusing on data skills assessment and AI training software,  recently closed a $3.6 million Series A funding round led by Atlanta’s Gray Ventures.

SBA launches Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to boost R&D in AI, EVs and more (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Small Business Administration has opened their 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition for businesses engaged in “ecosystem-building activities” and small businesses intending to commercialize products and services.

Startup receives boost from femtech sponsorship program (Birmingham Business Journal)

Prosper HealthTech Accelerator alumnus KnowBra Inc. was selected for UX sponsorship support from Guidea’s femtech program, Femovate.