The latest Birmingham start-up news from Alabama’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In the Concept Stage competition, CheckMySpot, NanoPrintek, SwiftTrax, The Gathering Lab, and VivoSphere will compete for $25,000. In the Seed Stage competition, Autonoma, BluTapp, CharIT, CROUX, Health OpX, and NIXA will compete for $50,000.
Agriculture technology accelerator brings California companies to Alabama (Birmingham Business Journal)
In partnership with gener8tor, a global start-up accelerator, the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology hosted their second AgTech Accelerator showcase in Huntsville, including the start-ups Bloom Labs, SAVRpak, OmniVis, Khepra, and Terra Bioforge.
Bham startup Linq passes national panel, wins support (Birmingham Business Journal)
Birmingham-based startup app for cancer patients gets funding (Birmingham Business Journal)
Fighting Cancer Network announced that they raised $800,000 in seed funding for their app, which delivers information to cancer patients and their caregivers through video.
Birmingham company raises $144.7M (Birmingham Business Journal)
Birmingham staffing, tech startup raises $1.5M (Birmingham Business Journal)
Innovate Alabama gears up for third round of grant program, launches new program (Birmingham Business Journal)
Innovate Alabama recently opened applications for the Innovate Alabama Supplemental Grant Program, supporting entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities, and launched the Innovate Alabama Tax Credit program, which will help supplement the growth of small business.
Is Alabama an expensive state to start a business? Experts say it’s complicated (Birmingham Business Journal)
A research study by Simplify LLC named Alabama as one of the most expensive states to begin a business. Alabama business leaders, however, disagree.
Local agtech startup Chonex eyes $40M raise (Birmingham Business Journal)
Chonex, a Birmingham agtech start-up developing a product to restore soil health, is looking to raise $40 million in a current funding round.
The founders of Allison, a company using cutting-edge technology to connect banking partners and financial service customers, and BrightPay Health Corp, a platform that helps providers and patients plan and pay for healthcare services, discuss why they chose to move their companies to Birmingham.
Southern Research launching accelerator, incubator (Birmingham Business Journal)
Southern Research, which recently launched a venture studio, announces their plans to launch a biotechnology incubator and an accelerator later in 2023.