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PDS: Startups, Data & Economic Development

Come to the Innovation Depot to have a drink and learn about a new, collaborative project to map the startup ecosystem know as the Bham BizHub. Learn about how data and cross-organization collaboration will help drive the innovation economy in Birmingham and help the city to become the ‘Silicon Valley of the Southeast,’ as Forbes once referred to it. Whether that just sounded like a bunch of buzzwords or you work everyday at a startup, this event will be a great opportunity to learn about startups, innovation, and economic development in Birmingham. The event will be hosted by Emily Jerkins (Director of Research at the BBA), Virginia Sauer (Market Analyst at the BBA), Lydia Dick (Director of the Student Accelerator at UAB), and Daisy Homolka (Business Analyst at the Alabama Capital Network).