Current Companies

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Depot-based companies are hard at work turning what could be into what is.

Some of our companies are made up of a single founder while others have dozens of employees, but no matter their size, they’re busy finding innovative solutions to modern problems and driving the future of technology and biotechnology in Birmingham and beyond.

Analytical AI
Babypalooza
Better Kombucha
BioGX
BZI Pharma

Analytical AI

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Babypalooza

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Better Kombucha

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BZI Pharma

We are a drug-discovery company focusing on cancer and neuroscience, developing novel technology to make “undruggable” targets druggable.

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Cahaba Labs
Chonex
Chronicle
Coolbus
Copysmith

Cahaba Labs

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Chonex

Through our brand StrongSoil, Chonex provides regenerative products that offer solutions for degraded soil. We are committed to improving the health of Soil, Food, People, and Planet.

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Chronicle

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Coolbus

Coolbus is a virtual community where busy parents can find reliable babysitters and carpool drivers who are trusted by the people they know. Only Coolbus uses parent to parent endorsements and shared connections to match you with the best options for babysitters and carpool drivers based on availability and proximity—all at the touch of a button!

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Copysmith

Copysmith is a revolutionary mix of artificial intelligence and human creativity, designed from the ground-up to help craft compelling, hard-working copy that motivates and inspires customers at every touchpoint along their marketing journey. Copysmith is intended to help remove the frustration of content generation by using GPT-3, a text-generation AI model, and in-house proprietary language models to create digital ads, product descriptions, SEO metatags and much more.

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FireRock
Funnelfly
Harmony Venture Labs
Help Lightning
Immediate

FireRock

FireRock is the leading supplier of specialty building products for the custom home market. We partner with custom builders, custom residential and landscape architects, interior designers, distributors, installers, and homeowners throughout North America, providing them a level of expertise and quality products you won’t find anywhere else. While the company was founded on fireplaces, FireRock now offers a wide range of signature elements found in today’s custom homes, including masonry fireplaces, concrete pavers, steel windows and doors, slate roofing, cedar roofing, and hardwood floors.

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Funnelfly

Funnelfly helps you engage your leads and customers every step of their journey. Our platform keeps you connected to prospects throughout the marketing funnel using personalized email conversations and personalized SMS/text messages. Features also include integrated task tracking and management for active and accurate follow-up.

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Harmony Venture Labs

Founded in 2020, Harmony Venture Labs (HVL) is a venture studio and venture equity firm that builds, acquires, and advises SaaS and digital platforms. HVL creates high-growth startups from internally generated ideas, acquires existing profitable startups from founders who want an exit, and provides advisory services to software startups looking to launch or scale. In addition to Copysmith, HVL’s portfolio of companies also includes TrustSpot, a leading customer and product review platform for eCommerce businesses and Funnelfly, a marketing automation platform.

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Help Lightning

Help Lightning's Remote Visual Assistance software provides next generation video collaboration services that enable a company’s experts to work virtually side-by-side with anyone needing help, anywhere in the world. This solution works on existing mobile devices, web browsers, and smart glasses. It's ideal for complex equipment maintenance, repair, and training.

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Immediate

Immediate helps businesses recruit, retain, and engage employees in a rapidly changing job market by providing on-demand pay solutions.

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Immersive Experience Laboratories
ProU Sports
REPOWR
Sociallyin
TechBirmingham

Immersive Experience Laboratories

Immersive Experience Laboratories develops novel and purpose-designed VR tools to support cutting-edge academic research into psychology, education, medicine, and therapy. We work closely with our collaborators to assist with basic design and planning, grants and funding, technology application, and of course, development of custom-purposed VR software/hardware systems.

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ProU Sports

ProU Sports is an ecosystem built specifically for college fans to keep up with their favorite former athletes now in the pros. Through our unique mobile app and captivating social media brands, we've created a new genre of fan engagement.

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REPOWR

Founded in September 2020, REPOWR is a virtual community and digital marketplace that allows for B2B truck and trailer rentals. The company connects the supply chain's transportation companies and leasing companies to an asset-sharing, equipment rental marketplace. REPOWR provides its users with on-demand access-to-assets, through a streamlined process. Renters in need of additional equipment capacity can log onto the REPOWR platform and search for rentals nearby. Owners with excess equipment capacity can generate additional revenue, by renting out to those in need. REPOWR is refining the way transportation companies rent and lease equipment, through a digitally automated rental experience.

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Sociallyin

Sociallyin is a 100% focused social media agency. We service a wide range of clients in a variety of industries. Our mission is to create lasting connections by engaging people at a personal level online.

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TechBirmingham

TechBirmingham is the tech association of Central Alabama and serves as the convening voice of the technology and innovation ecosystem. We're a community of organizations and individuals invested in establishing Birmingham as the most innovative and inclusive ecosystem in the South.

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TrustSpot
VitalEngine
Xcellent Life
Yuva Biosciences

TrustSpot

Our business review and reputation management platform allows companies to automatically gather quality, 100% verified buyer reviews for their business. TrustSpot’s solution for capturing and displaying customer ratings and reviews, video testimonials, photos, social experiences, product Q&As, and more helps increase conversion rates and ultimately boost sales. And with seamless integrations into over a dozen of the leading eCommerce platforms, we’re making it easy for brands to get started collecting this content right away.

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VitalEngine

VitalEngine is a revolutionary cloud-based medical collaboration platform created to improve communication and information exchange within the healthcare industry. With multiple features including a state-of-the-art communication manager, powerful medical image exchange, referral management system, workflow management tool, and enhanced telemedicine platform, VitalEngine’s goal is to increase productivity and improve efficiencies that ultimately allow physician practices to focus more on the patient. The VitalEngine platform was created by practicing physicians who know how important it is for referring physicians to have a simple, streamlined, HIPAA compliant way to communicate and exchange information with their referral centers and to stay connected to their patients.

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Xcellent Life

Xcellent Life is a digital health and wellness company that provides a software and mobile app solution that empowers wellness. We collect data from wearable devices, other software platforms and allow users to enter in information directly, where we then use our algorithms to analyze that information and provide actionable insights to each user. Our solution for Real-time Human Diagnostics (RtHD) can be used for many health & wellness applications but our core focus is population health, corporate wellness, and personalized health. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all by advancing wellness and making the world a better place.

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Yuva Biosciences

Yuva Biosciences is an anti-aging company harnessing the cutting edge of mitochondrial science to develop cosmeceuticals as well as pharmaceuticals targeted at aging-related hair loss, wrinkled skin, and reduced energy. The Company’s Scientific Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor, Keshav K. Singh, Ph.D., is a world leader in the field of mitochondrial biology and genetics and its role in health, disease, and aging. Dr. Singh is the Joy and Bill Harbert Endowed Chair and Director of Cancer Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Mitochondrion journal published by Elsevier. Yuva Biosciences is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

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BioGX
BZI Pharma

BZI Pharma

We are a drug-discovery company focusing on cancer and neuroscience, developing novel technology to make “undruggable” targets druggable.

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Cahaba Labs
Chonex

Cahaba Labs

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Chonex

Through our brand StrongSoil, Chonex provides regenerative products that offer solutions for degraded soil. We are committed to improving the health of Soil, Food, People, and Planet.

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Chronicle
Coolbus

Chronicle

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Coolbus

Coolbus is a virtual community where busy parents can find reliable babysitters and carpool drivers who are trusted by the people they know. Only Coolbus uses parent to parent endorsements and shared connections to match you with the best options for babysitters and carpool drivers based on availability and proximity—all at the touch of a button!

View Website
Copysmith
FireRock

Copysmith

Copysmith is a revolutionary mix of artificial intelligence and human creativity, designed from the ground-up to help craft compelling, hard-working copy that motivates and inspires customers at every touchpoint along their marketing journey. Copysmith is intended to help remove the frustration of content generation by using GPT-3, a text-generation AI model, and in-house proprietary language models to create digital ads, product descriptions, SEO metatags and much more.

View Website

FireRock

FireRock is the leading supplier of specialty building products for the custom home market. We partner with custom builders, custom residential and landscape architects, interior designers, distributors, installers, and homeowners throughout North America, providing them a level of expertise and quality products you won’t find anywhere else. While the company was founded on fireplaces, FireRock now offers a wide range of signature elements found in today’s custom homes, including masonry fireplaces, concrete pavers, steel windows and doors, slate roofing, cedar roofing, and hardwood floors.

View Website
Funnelfly
Harmony Venture Labs

Funnelfly

Funnelfly helps you engage your leads and customers every step of their journey. Our platform keeps you connected to prospects throughout the marketing funnel using personalized email conversations and personalized SMS/text messages. Features also include integrated task tracking and management for active and accurate follow-up.

View Website

Harmony Venture Labs

Founded in 2020, Harmony Venture Labs (HVL) is a venture studio and venture equity firm that builds, acquires, and advises SaaS and digital platforms. HVL creates high-growth startups from internally generated ideas, acquires existing profitable startups from founders who want an exit, and provides advisory services to software startups looking to launch or scale. In addition to Copysmith, HVL’s portfolio of companies also includes TrustSpot, a leading customer and product review platform for eCommerce businesses and Funnelfly, a marketing automation platform.

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Help Lightning
Immediate

Help Lightning

Help Lightning's Remote Visual Assistance software provides next generation video collaboration services that enable a company’s experts to work virtually side-by-side with anyone needing help, anywhere in the world. This solution works on existing mobile devices, web browsers, and smart glasses. It's ideal for complex equipment maintenance, repair, and training.

View Website

Immediate

Immediate helps businesses recruit, retain, and engage employees in a rapidly changing job market by providing on-demand pay solutions.

View Website
Immersive Experience Laboratories
ProU Sports

Immersive Experience Laboratories

Immersive Experience Laboratories develops novel and purpose-designed VR tools to support cutting-edge academic research into psychology, education, medicine, and therapy. We work closely with our collaborators to assist with basic design and planning, grants and funding, technology application, and of course, development of custom-purposed VR software/hardware systems.

View Website

ProU Sports

ProU Sports is an ecosystem built specifically for college fans to keep up with their favorite former athletes now in the pros. Through our unique mobile app and captivating social media brands, we've created a new genre of fan engagement.

View Website
REPOWR
Sociallyin

REPOWR

Founded in September 2020, REPOWR is a virtual community and digital marketplace that allows for B2B truck and trailer rentals. The company connects the supply chain's transportation companies and leasing companies to an asset-sharing, equipment rental marketplace. REPOWR provides its users with on-demand access-to-assets, through a streamlined process. Renters in need of additional equipment capacity can log onto the REPOWR platform and search for rentals nearby. Owners with excess equipment capacity can generate additional revenue, by renting out to those in need. REPOWR is refining the way transportation companies rent and lease equipment, through a digitally automated rental experience.

View Website

Sociallyin

Sociallyin is a 100% focused social media agency. We service a wide range of clients in a variety of industries. Our mission is to create lasting connections by engaging people at a personal level online.

View Website
TechBirmingham
TrustSpot

TechBirmingham

TechBirmingham is the tech association of Central Alabama and serves as the convening voice of the technology and innovation ecosystem. We're a community of organizations and individuals invested in establishing Birmingham as the most innovative and inclusive ecosystem in the South.

View Website

TrustSpot

Our business review and reputation management platform allows companies to automatically gather quality, 100% verified buyer reviews for their business. TrustSpot’s solution for capturing and displaying customer ratings and reviews, video testimonials, photos, social experiences, product Q&As, and more helps increase conversion rates and ultimately boost sales. And with seamless integrations into over a dozen of the leading eCommerce platforms, we’re making it easy for brands to get started collecting this content right away.

View Website
VitalEngine
Xcellent Life

VitalEngine

VitalEngine is a revolutionary cloud-based medical collaboration platform created to improve communication and information exchange within the healthcare industry. With multiple features including a state-of-the-art communication manager, powerful medical image exchange, referral management system, workflow management tool, and enhanced telemedicine platform, VitalEngine’s goal is to increase productivity and improve efficiencies that ultimately allow physician practices to focus more on the patient. The VitalEngine platform was created by practicing physicians who know how important it is for referring physicians to have a simple, streamlined, HIPAA compliant way to communicate and exchange information with their referral centers and to stay connected to their patients.

View Website

Xcellent Life

Xcellent Life is a digital health and wellness company that provides a software and mobile app solution that empowers wellness. We collect data from wearable devices, other software platforms and allow users to enter in information directly, where we then use our algorithms to analyze that information and provide actionable insights to each user. Our solution for Real-time Human Diagnostics (RtHD) can be used for many health & wellness applications but our core focus is population health, corporate wellness, and personalized health. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all by advancing wellness and making the world a better place.

View Website
Yuva Biosciences

Yuva Biosciences

Yuva Biosciences is an anti-aging company harnessing the cutting edge of mitochondrial science to develop cosmeceuticals as well as pharmaceuticals targeted at aging-related hair loss, wrinkled skin, and reduced energy. The Company’s Scientific Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor, Keshav K. Singh, Ph.D., is a world leader in the field of mitochondrial biology and genetics and its role in health, disease, and aging. Dr. Singh is the Joy and Bill Harbert Endowed Chair and Director of Cancer Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Mitochondrion journal published by Elsevier. Yuva Biosciences is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

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