It’s ALL ACCESS @ The CLASSIC season and we’re following up our success during Montgomery’s HBCU Classic weekend with a brunch event in Birmingham on Thursday, October 6th. Join us at The Wine Loft at 11:00 AM to kickoff Tuskegee Morehouse Classic Weekend with a special session focused on Accelerators.
Whether you’re a startup, established entrepreneur, tech professional, student or community advocate, this event is for you! We will explore the rise of accelerator programs across the state, access to capital for entrepreneurs and organizations as well as best practices to having a sustained and successful business. You’ll hear from program directors with various accelerator programs that are making an impact across the state of Alabama. This isn’t just a one sided view, you’ll also get to hear from Founders that have participated in these programs and get the low down on how these can truly advance and benefit your business and community.
Don’t miss out, this is sure to be another must attend event!
The Alabama Collective hosted a Black History Month event; Transcendence, on February 16th in Montgomery, AL, at The Lab on Dexter. Charisse Stokes and Dr. Nichole Thompson moderated an inspirational conversation on history, culture and innovation with Mayor Steven Reed of Montgomery, AL., Mayor Adrian Perkins of Shreveport, LA., and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, MS as panelists. The evening began with a moving performance by the Alabama State University Gospel Choir singing Stand Up and Lift Every Voice and Sing. Actress and educator Dr. Tonea ‘Tommie’ Stewart set the tone with a dramatic monologue chronicling progression and purpose throughout the South. The program also included remarks from several special guests within the Montgomery and Birmingham communities discussing the strength of our business and government partnerships in achieving success. The event concluded with the Bankhead Violinist performing Essence and Have Mercy. Transcendence was history, culture and innovation at its finest!
By 2026 our state is projected to need 850,000 STEM-related jobs. Thanks to the leadership of Mayor Woodfin and Mayor Reed, Birmingham and Montgomery will do their part to prepare the state of Alabama. Tech Birmingham and Tech MGM are working to elevate the conversation around Minority-talent, Tech, and Entrepreneurs. They will no longer operate in silos but do what is necessary to bridge gaps and forge partnerships that offer everyone a seat at the table!
Thank you so much for joining us at our inaugural conversation. Please be on the lookout for upcoming events!
Check out the photo gallery; you may find yourself in the mix!
Remember the words of Shirley Chisholm,
“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
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