It starts here, at the epicenter for technology, startups, and entrepreneurs in the Birmingham region: Innovation Depot.

We give entrepreneurs a competitive advantage in attracting customers, talent, mentors, press, and funding to grow their business. It’s not just a place of brick and mortar. It’s an environment where the independent spirit is the spark that makes every entrepreneur tick. Our members dream big, be their own boss, and take inspiration from their peers and mentors.

Throughout 2015 we’ve deepened our service to entrepreneurs in the region through the expansion of our program offerings around three key initiatives: Educate (Depot/U), Collaborate (Ignite), and Accelerate (Velocity). Our new programs come during a pivotal time for our City, our Region and our State. This month, Birmingham was chosen by the White House as one of a small number of cities selected to participate in the national TechHire Initiative, which seeks to prepare 300 locals for tech jobs by the end of 2016. Depot/U was highlighted for its rapid and non-traditional pathway to tech training that is nearly half the cost of leading national bootcamp programs. Further support was awarded to Innovation Depot by the White House as part of the 2015 SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition in support of our Velocity program, which will accelerate and provide seed funding for early stage companies in our region.

In our hands, technology and innovation become powerful tools for change, ultimately resulting in a brighter future. Innovation Depot is where independent thinkers and creative minds can take more risks, dream bigger dreams, and harness the power of their imagination.

It starts here: Innovation Depot. Join us.