About Innovation Week

Birmingham Innovation Week is an annual celebration of innovation in Birmingham and the inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, supporters and catalysts that drive it. It is an open platform to showcase the numerous organizations and initiatives that support the Birmingham Innovation ecosystem and the rich human capital foundation that drives it.

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2016 Innovation Week Events

Friday, August 19, 2016

Innovation Week Birmingham Kick-off Block Party

Birmingham is celebrating innovation and the companies that are helping define our city as a great place to do business with a Block Party, sponsored by Good People Brewing Co. Food trucks, live music and art will be featured. Learn more about all the activities that will be taking place during Innovation Week Birmingham and enjoy the tastes and sounds of Birmingham's best! Its’ a great way to warm up for the Barons home game against the Jackson Generals.

Time: 4 to 7 p.m.

Venue: In front of Good People Brewing Co., on 14th Street between First Avenue South to Second Avenue South

The Block Party is free to attend. For more information, contact Loren Traylor or Brittney Smith.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Innovation Week Birmingham Ribbon Cutting

This is the official kick-off of 2016 Innovation Week Birmingham! Join regional business leaders and elected officials as we cut the ribbon and celebrate innovation in Birmingham and the inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, supporters and catalysts that drive it.

Time: 3 p.m.

Venue: Innovation Depot, 1500 First Avenue N., Birmingham, AL 35203

For more information, contact Loren Traylor of the Birmingham Business Alliance.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups (1MC) is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in communities around the world. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local entrepreneurs an opportunity to present their startups to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs. Click here to learn more about 1 Million Cups.

Time: 9 a.m.

Venue: Innovation Depot, 1500 First Avenue N., Birmingham, AL 35203

To register, contact Kathleen Hamrick.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Magic City Coders Showcase

For the second consecutive year, BBVA Compass and sngular joined forces with the UAB iLab to identify talented developers during a two-week challenge, to foster local tech talent, and encourage future innovators and entrepreneurs in order to mold the next generation of leaders that will break new ground in the financial services space. Participants were paired in four teams of three and tasked with developing a prototype fintech app. The teams worked under the guidance of BBVA Compass and sngular, with support from experts in areas like user experience (UX), front-end development and agile project management.
Their products will be showcased during Innovation Week Birmingham 2016.

Time: 3 p.m.

Venue: Innovation Depot Training Room, 1500 First Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

Click here for more information and to register to attend.


Depot Connect

Join us for casual networking with our Innovation Depot Member Companies! This is a weekly event at Innovation Depot that is open to the public during Innovation Week Birmingham 2016.

Time: 4 p.m.

Venue: Innovation Depot, 1500 First Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203

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Business@Sunset, presented by Southern Research

Connect with business leaders from diverse industries at this unique Birmingham Business Alliance Business@Sunset reception, presented by Southern Research. Southern Research is a world-class scientific and engineering research organization headquartered in Birmingham.

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Venue: Southern Research, Quinlan Castle Courtyard, 2000 Ninth Ave. S., Birmingham, AL 35205

Click here to RSVP to attend.