Networking event for startups a success, more to come

 The networking event connected local startups to BBA leadership and staff, potential capital partners and other local business professionals.

The networking event connected local startups to BBA leadership and staff, potential capital partners and other local business professionals.

The Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) recently hosted the first of many networking events to connect local startups to BBA leadership and staff, as well as potential capital partners and other local business professionals.

“We are pleased to celebrate these innovative companies – they represent an important part of the future of Birmingham’s economy,” said Brian Hilson, President and CEO of the BBA. “It is important that we provide meaningful connections between established leaders in the community and local industry with emerging executives and entrepreneurs.”

 The event was held at the Birmingham Business Alliance office, and 12 companies were spotlighted.

The event was held at the Birmingham Business Alliance office, and 12 companies were spotlighted.

In conjunction with the event, the BBA and Innovation Depot produced videos of 12 featured companies, many of whom were at the event. Click below to view each company’s video and learn more about their work:

  • Global Xplorer, an online platform that brings archaeological discovery to all

  • Help Lightning, problem-solving app that merges reality and virtual interactive presence

  • INFLCR, SaaS that aggregates sports teams’ content and athletes’ social media channels

  • Mixtroz, an app that makes networking meaningful and intentional

  • O3 Solution, helps owners of industrial capital assets manage their Advanced Work Packaging program

  • Planet Fundraiser, helps raise money for causes by shopping locally or online

  • Shine E Solar, community garden launch and maintenance kits for urban lots

  • Smart Alto, helps real estate agents respond to leads through a text-messaging robot

  • S(w)ervice, digital customer experience platform for independent auto shop owners

  • Tappas, makes mobile application testing easy using smart automation and machine learning technology

  • XpertDox, uses data to improve patient access to health care and accelerate patient recruitment into clinical trials

Is your company interested in attending a BBA startup networking event? E-mail Vice President of Investor Relations Mark Richenderfer for more information.