The Alabama Collective proudly announces its acceptance into the esteemed Innovate Alabama Network, along with receiving significant funding to drive innovation-related projects across the state. This development marks a pivotal moment for The Alabama Collective in its relentless pursuit to champion and advance minority talent in the fields of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship.
“I am thrilled to announce our new designation and the invaluable support we’ve received from Innovate Alabama. This partnership empowers us to broaden our reach in nurturing and empowering minority talent within the realms of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship,” states the Executive Director of The Alabama Collective, Charisse Stokes. “We are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to join forces with industry leaders and stakeholders, uniting our passion and expertise to accomplish this crucial mission.”
The funding from Innovate Alabama will support a comprehensive program aimed at advancing Alabama’s innovative economy through projects structured around several key milestones. These programs include the Business and Application Build and Pitch Competitions, Student Hackathons, Tech and Entrepreneurial Training Programs and Summer Internship Programs The initiatives will not only drive innovation but will also attract diverse talent, ultimately diversifying the workforce in alignment with Innovate Alabama’s vision.