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City has Robust Tech Sector, says Lawyer

Promising things are happening in Birmingham’s technology sector, making it a bright spot in an economy where some longtime major businesses are disappearing…(cont’d)

Community Values Its Entrepreneurs

One would expect a young entrepreneur who had just sold his company for between $50 million and $100 million to be more than a little carried away…(cont’d)

Cardinal buying MedMined

One of Birmingham’s most promising young technology companies – MedMined – is being acquired by Cardinal Health Inc., a Fortune 500 company, after talks that lasted two years. (cont’d…)

Innovation Depot Breaks New Ground for Birmingham Biotech

It was a groundbreaking of a different sort. Innovation Depot, the new high tech and biotech incubator for Birmingham, will open in Spring of 2007 in the Old Sears building between First and Second Avenue North and 12th and 13th Streets.

Innovation Depot new name of incubator

Innovation Depot will be the name of downtown Birmingham’s old Sears Building once it is transformed into a business incubator with offices and lab space for up to 65 startups.

Helmet Distributor growing at breakneck speed

After several years of rapid-fire growth, Helmets Inc., a motorcycle helmet manufacturer and distributor, has taken a big step forward with the purchase of a much larger office and warehouse on First Avenue South.

Fast Track 25

Two OADI graduate companies and one Entrepreneurial Center company make the top 25 list of Birmingham’s Fastest Growing Companies. (contd…)

Young company acheives growth by building better operating room

Innovation in the absense of business acumen has left many an aspiring entrepreneur with a good idea and nothing more. (contd…)

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For Birmingham technology company Circle Source, the entire world is a market for new talent

With a spate of government contracts on tap to boost revenue over the next 12 months, Circle Source, Inc. is already eyeing the creation of a second international development center and at least four new hires in Alabama. (cont’d)

Billing Service exploits consolidation among dialysis providers to recruit talent, cultivate cost-sensitive clients

Today, National Billing Associates, Inc., the product of intuition and the strategic alliance of key partners, sits poised three years after its inception to surpass $1 million
in revenue…(cont’d)


Software firm anticipates boost from Solomon

When Microsoft Corp. rolls out its rebranded accounting software platform in the first quarter of 2007,
Birmingham’s Westglenn Software Inc. will be ahead of
the curve.

Westglenn president Jeff Trotman was among about 50 Microsoft partners from across the country who were invited recently to the software giant’s Seattle
headquarters for a sneak peek at Microsoft Dynamics, bundled accounting software akin to back-office
applications available through Microsoft Office.


City plays role in pursuit of an avian flu vaccine

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companie worldwide
are racing to develop new influenza vaccines distribution should pandemic influenza conditions arise, and at least
two Birmingham companies are attracting for their

Vaxin Inc. has attracted $3 million in National Institutes
of Health funding earmarked for development of an
inhaledflu vaccine that could be administered easily in the event of a full-scale pandemic.


Young company keeps track of assets

Careful client cultivation and the recent well-timed
exposure of his latest partnerships have positioned Jason Cooner and his 4-year-old company to capture a considerable chunk of the asset-tracking market.

Archetype Inc., housed in the Office for the Advancement
of Developing Industries, has managed its growth slowly, climbing out of the red only two years ago. (contd…)