imerge is a celebration of ideas, innovation and inspiration designed to help drive the fortunes - and the future - of Alabama forward. This year's event will be held at the new EDPA headquarters in a dynamic, renovated bread factory where ideas and fresh thinking are among the products now served.
Brought to you by Birmingham Women in Technology and Forge. At Two Ravens, our team collectively leverages and deploys expertise in technology, business operations, entrepreneurship, behavioral science, analytics, and communications to assist in R&D, product development, and market roll-outs. My part? I combine behavioral science, design thinking, and research to empathize with users/consumers and shape impactful experiences that create valuable positive associations for companies and brands.
Join us as security experts from BBVA Compass’s Engineering department host a panel on information security, strategy, and the Dark Web. How do financial institutions stay ahead of the curve to keep your information safe? What’s it like to work in the ever-evolving world of IT security? Find out what keeps security analysts up at night and what measures are used to combat illegal activity on the Dark Web.
Sloss Sport recognizes and advances the convergence of sports and technology. Created and hosted in Birmingham, Alabama, the Sloss Sport conference focuses on listening, discussing, and interacting with the latest in creativity, innovation, and technology within the sports industry.
Breakfast will be served at 8:15 AM and the event will start at 9:00 AM.
Join AlabamaCIO for Disruptive Innovation Part II as we showcase early to mid-range companies currently disrupting our industries. Our goal is to help you see or hear something that could be a game changer for your organization while providing an efficient format for evaluating new ideas and the opportunity to connect with companies that pique your interest.
Innovation takes the sharing of knowledge, resources, and goodwill to make any ecosystem equitable and thrive! Help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of students by donating school supplies to those who need it the most. Join the Birmingham Business Alliance, Innovate Birmingham and Hands on Birmingham on Wednesday, July 11 at Innovation Depot for an evening of sipping and service. Attendees will help to assemble backpacks with supplies for K-12 students in the Birmingham area. Don’t let the summer pass without impacting the magic.
Southern Research (SR) will unveil its new STEM Education Outreach Center at the Birmingham Business Alliance’s Business @ Sunset reception and tour. SR’s STEM Education Outreach Program is involved in a wide variety of initiatives that impact students and teachers in Alabama. Its mission is to enhance STEM education in grades 6-12 by drawing upon the expertise and scholarly contributions of SR scientists and engineers. The research organization is working to achieve its educational mission by engaging students and teachers in STEM activities through summer learning programs, field trips, after-school programming, STEM competitions and science fairs, internships, and professional development workshops for STEM educators. REGISTER HERE.
This fun and immediately useful, three-hour, hands-on workshop is designed to “kickstart” those who have a business idea or “jumpstart” those who would like to grow and expand their business through a new product and or service. Whether you’re just getting started, stuck on a particular issue, or in need of a refresher, this workshop will provide the fuel needed to get you moving.
Explore Your Idea
Learn how the CO.STARTERS Canvas can help get ideas out of your head into a format that can be refined over time. Dive deep into understanding your customers.
Refine Your Model
Once ideas are mapped out on your Canvas, learn how to use customer feedback to refine them. Y0u’ll learn how to start small in order to get in front of customers sooner and begin testing their ideas.
Define Next Steps
As the workshop concludes, you will come up with actionable steps that can be taken in the next hour, day, week, and month to move your ideas forward.
Price of the workshop is $25 and includes curriculum and other materials. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register HERE.
The FundHER Workshop will provide insight into the mindsets of angel investors and equip participants with powerful and practical fundraising strategies. Providing useful approaches and tips to win angel investors and avoid common entrepreneurial pitfalls.
Coworking night is a workshop hosted by Dr. Julian Maha founder of Kulturecity designed to prepare you to choose an issue and grow it, not only on the local level, but that could then be scaled on the national level.
Join the TrueCoders & Fetch teams as you learn the basics of software development and hear about what it takes to get placed in a job as a developer. In this FREE workshop, you’ll follow along with us to learn coding fundamentals and practical steps to take in searching for a developer job. This class is for beginners who have never used C# before, but have always wanted to learn.
If you are already familiar with C#, we invite you to still attend and talk to our instructors and career advisors about furthering your knowledge through one of our courses.
*Please remember to bring your laptop loaded with Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition.
Location: Alabama Power Corporate Headquarters, 600 18th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 1:30 p.m-2:30 p.m.
The City of Birmingham won a 2018 Smart Cities Challenge Grant for its plans to use digital technology to advance quality of life, particularly in the areas of public safety, energy and transportation. Representatives of the City of Birmingham, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Alabama Power will discuss the smart projects already underway in Birmingham and the grant’s resources that will accelerate that work. Participate in a conversation on what Birmingham should do as an innovative 21st century city that incorporates technology to achieve city-wide goals of livability, workability, social equity and economic competitiveness. Before or after this session, you can also learn about Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood in a self-guided lobby display.
A workshop hosted by Sigao Studios designed to prepare you to work with a development team to transform your idea into reality. We will discuss the agile methodology and how software development projects are managed in order to succeed.
Target Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer will be the keynote speaker at a Birmingham Innovation Week luncheon hosted by Alabama Power. Target acquired the Birmingham-based grocery delivery app Shipt in late 2017.
This event is invitation only, as capacity is limited.
Have a new idea that you are dying to get feedback on? Or are you looking for help on a current side hustle of yours? Maybe you just like to support entrepreneurial ideas in Birmingham. Regardless of so, this is an event that you will not want to miss! All are invited to come out and pitch their business idea and listen to others share theirs! Attendees can pitch their business idea in a 1-2 minute elevator pitch format and then have the audience ask questions, give feedback, and help make connections. The pitches are informal and walk-ons are encouraged! Coffee will be provided. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register HERE.
Join us as the Birmingham Public Library guides participants through the different types of patents, why you might need one, and how to begin your patent search. Follow along as we go through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s seven-step strategy for patent searching. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register HERE.