Innovation

Depot

 

We are the epicenter for technology, startups and entrepreneurs in the Birmingham region. Through our programs, Innovation Depot gives entrepreneurs a competitive advantage in attracting customers, talent, mentors, press and funding to grow their business.

Birmingham’s Home for Startups

Innovation Depot is 140,000 square feet of amazing office, lab, and coworking space – all designed for your startup.  As the largest tech startup program in the Southeast, we work everyday to provide unmatched amenities like an onsite game room, gym, rooftop patio, restaurant, and the fastest internet in Birmingham.  You’ll work and learn alongside peers building great startups, with access to all the awesome programs, mentors, and resources Innovation Depot offers.  It starts here.

Getting

Involved

Elevate Incubation

Private offices, wet labs, and shared resources.  Our incubation program is built for startups.

Depot/U Education

Inspiring Birmingham’s technology community through immersive educational programs.

Velocity Accelerator

Our cohort-based, seed accelerator program for tech startups runs for
12 weeks each year.

Ignite Coworking

We’re better together.
Cowork with other energetic entrepreneurs in a variety of industries.

Why

Birmingham

Birmingham is experiencing a renaissance. The startup community is playing a huge role in the rebirth of our community. Companies located at Innovation Depot gain access to world-class amenities and connect with mentors, investors, resource providers, and other entrepreneurs.

Come see why Innovation Depot is Birmingham’s epicenter for technology startups.

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  • Office Hours with Will Wright
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    06/05/2020

    In an effort to foster the growth of healthcare, insurance, and financial services innovations in Birmingham, Will is offering up bi-monthly office hours. During these office hours, he can answer questions related to getting businesses started, building compelling strategies, and navigating challenges in early stage companies. He can also listen to and comment on pitches and business plans, review product offerings that may be relevant to the insurance and healthcare industries, and help founder navigate the steps required to raise capital.

    Will Wright is the Vice President of Innovation at Protective Life Corporation where he leads the company’s portfolio of innovation projects. Will previously co-founded, ran and exited a digital health start up called Pack Health focused on providing digital health coaching to people with chronic diseases. He also has led a number of health-focused engagements as both an independent consultant and with McKinsey & Company. Finally, Will was instrumental in redesigning the Alabama Launchpad program as the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the EDPA. Currently he runs the innovation team at Protective where he develops concepts to test that can drive significant growth for the company.

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  • Innovation Depot Book Club
    8:30 AM-9:30 AM
    06/19/2020

    Jonathan Robinson, founder of freetextbooks.com and owner of Little Professor Bookstore, will facilitate a Depot wide Book Club on the third Friday of each month. All Depot employees are welcome to participate.

    The first book will be The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday and can be purchased from Little Professor: https://littleprofessorhomewood.com/products/the-obstacle-is-the-way

  • Office Hours with Will Wright
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    06/19/2020

    In an effort to foster the growth of healthcare, insurance, and financial services innovations in Birmingham, Will is offering up bi-monthly office hours. During these office hours, he can answer questions related to getting businesses started, building compelling strategies, and navigating challenges in early stage companies. He can also listen to and comment on pitches and business plans, review product offerings that may be relevant to the insurance and healthcare industries, and help founder navigate the steps required to raise capital.

    Will Wright is the Vice President of Innovation at Protective Life Corporation where he leads the company’s portfolio of innovation projects. Will previously co-founded, ran and exited a digital health start up called Pack Health focused on providing digital health coaching to people with chronic diseases. He also has led a number of health-focused engagements as both an independent consultant and with McKinsey & Company. Finally, Will was instrumental in redesigning the Alabama Launchpad program as the Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the EDPA. Currently he runs the innovation team at Protective where he develops concepts to test that can drive significant growth for the company.

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