Our popular Shark Tank-style competition, THE BIG PITCH presented by PNC is back for its 4th year. Save the date for November 18, 2017. Expect another sold out event with exciting pitches from some of Birmingham’s up-and-coming business owners and concepts!
Last year, we awarded more than $25,000 in prize money and even more in marketing, mentoring, accounting, legal, and design services. Thanks to our presenting sponsor, PNC, we’ll be giving away even more cash, all in an effort to help support and grow sustainable businesses in Birmingham.
If you’re interested in competing, now is a good time to register for our business development workshops, BIZ 1.0 and Create Birmingham‘s CO.STARTERS class.
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
One of the most legendary and storied neighborhoods of Birmingham is Woodlawn. It is a community, anchored by one of the great public high schools of Birmingham, that has produced many citizens who contributed to the life of our city and has had an impact beyond the neighborhood itself. In a short post like this true justice cannot be done to the rich heritage and legacy of Woodlawn. However, we hope that this narrative brings together many of the diverse threads that make up the fabric of the community’s historic arc in a concise piece.
This month’s vendor spotlight highlights Easy Breezy, a local, low-waste shop founded by Brianna Deere. Dedicated to helping others reduce waste and providing inexpensive, non-toxic cleaning supplies, Brianna began selling to the public for the first time at the April 2023 Woodlawn Street Market.