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Rising Alabama startup aims to eliminate waste with water-saving technology

An unfortunate accident in 2014 is the inspiration behind The Ark Labs, a rising north Alabama startup that aims to eliminate inefficiency and damage caused by water leaks in homes. Robbie Hillis, CEO of the Florence-based business, came up with the … Continue reading

Chattanooga Start-Up Wants to 3D Print Your Next House

Picture a tiny bridge made of interconnected plastic pyramids that weighs a mere 2 ounces. Now picture a 160-pound man standing on it while it supports his weight. That real-life experiment helped convince Platt Boyd to quit his high-paying job … Continue reading

Ark Labs to Launch Kickstarter Campaign

Propel is an event designed to begin laying the foundation to develop a strong startup ecosystem.  The time is right for you to attend this fun evening with local craft beer, locally roasted coffee and some tasty food.  Then learn … Continue reading

Ark Labs to Launch Kickstarter Campaign

Propel is an event designed to begin laying the foundation to develop a strong startup ecosystem.  The time is right for you to attend this fun evening with local craft beer, locally roasted coffee and some tasty food.  Then learn … Continue reading

Party Pros USA Sees Opportunity in Holidays

By Bill Campbell, Staff Writer, TimesDaily.com   Jackie Hendrix never stops having ideas. He can’t help it. First his special events company, Party Pros USA, grew from a man with a truck and some supplies in a friend’s warehouse. It … Continue reading

PREPARE FOR THE “HOUR OF CODE” IN ALABAMA

News Release: Contact: Ed Crenshaw 334-353-5220 ecrenshaw@alsde.edu PREPARE FOR THE “HOUR OF CODE” IN ALABAMA Alabama Celebrates the Importance of Computer Science Education Next Week Montgomery, Ala. – Teachers and school systems statewide are hosting Hour of Code (HoC) events … Continue reading

Creating an Opportunity to Keep our Bright Minds at Home

By:  TimesDaily.com 12/4/2015 – Editorial   The Issue:  UNA and the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center have done the region a largely unrecognized favor by partnering with a group of angel investors and raising their own fund to participate. It will help local … Continue reading

North Alabama Establishes Micro Venture Fund

Angel Capital Group, a leading national angel investor network, is proud to announce a new micro venture investment fund in North Alabama (http://www.theangelcapitalgroup.com/locations/florence/). The MCF will target capital investments ranging from $1 mil to $5 mil for local, regional, and … Continue reading

Biz Buzz Meets Again Wednesday, November 18

Biz Buzz is back from a week off! Please join us tomorrow to hear the story of Audie Mescal from Leslie Keys!  If you haven’t heard, Biz Buzz is a new networking program for budding entrepreneurs.   This program is a free, weekly … Continue reading

Creative Thinking and Doing Stimulates Economic Development

THE GUITAR PROJECT In dealing everyday with the creative types, you never know……. Displayed in the parking lot this  morning at the Shoals Entrepreneurial Center was a unfamiliar object, designed, engineered, and fabricated by one of our client’s, Josh Johnston.  Little … Continue reading