Come join Young Pioneers of Birmingham, in support of REV Birmingham, for coffee and doughnuts with Bill Smith of Shipt and David Fleming of REV on Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Shipt HQ!
The event is open to the first 50 registrants. Click here or the Eventbrite link below to register for free. Tickets are first come, first served!
CEO and Founder Bill Smith and REV CEO and Birmingham historian David Fleming will host a 30 minute discussion on a variety of topics, including Shipt’s development and the challenges they’ve faced, their perspective on Birmingham’s role in the national entrepreneurial scene, why they kept Shipt in Birmingham, and the history of the Heaviest Corner on Earth. Come meet the team, ask questions, and get to know like-minded folks in Birmingham!
Founded and headquartered in Birmingham since 2014, Shipt provides a user-friendly app and local network of reliable shoppers to connect members with fresh groceries and everyday essentials in 144 cities nationwide. Target acquired Shipt for $550 million in late 2017, signaling Birmingham’s rise to national attention as a promising startup city and Target’s foray into same-day delivery.
REV creates vibrant commercial districts by filling vacant spaces and growing sustainable businesses. In support of that mission, Young Pioneers of Birmingham hosts events that allow young professionals an opportunity to celebrate Birmingham triumphs and meet with the influencers, risk-takers, and businesses owners who have been instrumental in our city’s successes. Register before tickets sell out!
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