The mission of First Avenue Ventures is to grow Birmingham organizations. We’re particularly passionate about Birmingham entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. As part of our mission, we’re dedicated to provided entrepreneurs with useful information and other resources about the Birmingham start-up ecosystem. Below, please find our round-up of recent news about the Birmingham start-up community.
Birmingham Bound Names New President (Birmingham Business Journal)
Maria Underwood, a Birmingham native who has served in an executive role for local and international nonprofits, brings her expertise in fundraising and growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem to her new role as president of Birmingham Bound.
James Kirklin Creating New Health Care Company (Birmingham Business Journal)
Renowned UAB cardiac surgeon and researcher James Kirklin is launching Kirklin Solutions (KIRSO), a start-up using statistics and machine-learning algorithms to analyze clinical information for outcomes research and database construction.
Local Startup Moves into New Space in Innovation Depot (Birmingham Business Journal)
Local Startup Prepping to Launch Platform after Securing Seed Funding in June (Birmingham Business Journal)
After receiving $1 million in seed funding from Nashville’s Mark Two Ventures, Astound Research, a start-up dedicated to helping research institutions find corporate sponsors for scientific research, is planning to fully launch their platform in 2023.