FAV Honored by UAB’s Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

FAV Honored by UAB’s Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

First Avenue Ventures proudly received the 2022 Innovation Award for Community Partnership of the Year. The Innovation Awards, given by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (HIIE), recognize UAB...
The Competitive Landscape: Advice from Lee Ross on The Structured Start-Up Podcast

The Competitive Landscape: Advice from Lee Ross on The Structured Start-Up Podcast

The fifth and final episode of The Structured Start-Up Podcast is all about the competitive landscape. For this episode, we turned to Lee Ross, the CEO of SlateXP, a Birmingham-based student safety software company. Ross has successfully launched two companies in...
Finding Your Entrepreneurial Story: Advice from Jim Cavale on The Structured Start-Up Podcast

Finding Your Entrepreneurial Story: Advice from Jim Cavale on The Structured Start-Up Podcast

The fourth episode of The Structured Start-Up podcast focuses on the importance of finding your entrepreneurial story. As Mike Goodrich, the principal of First Avenue Ventures, says, “If you don’t have a compelling narrative that people will buy into, your...
Marketing, Growth Hacking, and Other Sales Techniques: Advice from Jeff Gale on The Structured Start-Up Podcast

Marketing, Growth Hacking, and Other Sales Techniques: Advice from Jeff Gale on The Structured Start-Up Podcast

We were lucky to have the opportunity to speak with Jeff Gale of TicketBiscuit for The Structured Start-Up podcast. Drawing on his experience building a successful full-service ticketing company, Gale shared his tips for marketing, growth hacking, and other sales...
The One-Time Revenue of the World Games

The One-Time Revenue of the World Games

Blog 2 of 2 (unless I can work in a Sumo Wrestling or Drone Racing analogy) I recently had two entrepreneurs share with me that they are considering and under consideration for selling their wares at the World Games. I gave one an enthusiastic thumbs up, as it was an...