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Biotech Startup Specialist

Biotech Startup Specialist

December 2015
A Pickles and Salsa Partnership

A Pickles and Salsa Partnership

November 2015
Selma Baker Bids for Big Time

Selma Baker Bids for Big Time

October 2015
Investment Leverages BizTech Reboot

Investment Leverages BizTech Reboot

August 2015
100-Year-Old Farm Yields a New Crop

100-Year-Old Farm Yields a New Crop

Tanner farmer Bill Bridgeforth opts for canola and reaps a new crop plus praise from the White House.

June 2015
From Google to One-Gig Opelika

From Google to One-Gig Opelika

A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur marries into Alabama, incubates more than 20 new enterprises, and cruises a quartet of his own startups on Opelika’s one-gigabyte fiber.

May 2015
Riding Telecom’s First Waves

Riding Telecom’s First Waves

While an Auburn undergrad, Mark Spencer created the first open-source VoIP application, the foundation of Huntsville-based global telecom Digium. The company’s next innovation bets websites will be answering customer calls via iPad.

April 2015
High Risk with Due Diligence

High Risk with Due Diligence

Following the recession, venture capital retreated up the ladder, making angel investing a necessity for startups. A new group has tightened Alabama’s band of loosely organized, localized angels into a disciplined, statewide opportunity.

March 2015
A Prodigy’s School for Entrepreneurs

A Prodigy’s School for Entrepreneurs

Four years ago a “secret society” of Huntsville angel investors steered 21-year-old prodigy Brandon Kruse through a deal that made him his first millions. Now he’s working to share the mentor spirit with a schoolhouse full of entrepreneurs.

February 2015
A Business Model for Organic Farming

A Business Model for Organic Farming

Organic hothouse vegetables are the value-added wave of the future in farming, says 68-year-old Selma businessman Don Chamberlain. His Southern Fresh Produce Initiative sells a turnkey operation designed to fit on one acre.

January 2015
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