July 12, 2018

Parkside Birmingham
1320 1st Avenue South
across from Railroad Park

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July 12, 2018

Parkside Birmingham
1320 1st Avenue South across from Railroad Park

Featuring

Holly Williams at White's Merchantile Holly Williams at White's Merchantile

Featuring

Holly Williams

Not just a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter with three albums under her belt, Holly Williams is also one of Nashville’s leading entrepreneurs. This inspiring mother of three owns two of Nashville’s hottest retail spots: H. Audrey and White’s Mercantile.

Both stores show off her “exquisite taste” as described by gal pal and shopper Gwyneth Paltrow. And Ms. Paltrow is not alone. H. Audrey was recently named “one of the top shops in the U.S.” by Elle Magazine.

Holly has a passion for people who, like her, follow their dreams. She leads by example, successfully juggling career, entrepreneurial ventures and family. Her husband Chris Coleman is a renowned Nashville artist whose pieces hang on the store walls. And he and Holly write and tour together.

— Additional speakers to be announced —

Meet up and mash up!

With Alabama's innovators, makers, movers and shakers

Welcome to imerge 2018, a celebration of ideas, innovation and inspiration

Pitch Competition with $150k to winning startups.

Pitch Competition with $150k to winning startups.

EDPA Launchpad winners holding checks
People clapping for startup competition award winners

Recognizing the top innovators in Alabama: the imerge 2018 Innovation Awards

Recognizing the top innovators in Alabama: the imerge 2018 Innovation Awards

Mix, mingle and meet with music, food trucks and Alabama craft beer

Mix, mingle and meet with music, food trucks and Alabama craft beer

People networking at an imerge event

The After Party's gonna rock!

The Brummies Music Group

Special musical guest

Alabama's own Brummies

Alabama's own Brummies

Special musical guest

Comprised of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists John Davidson and Jacob Bryant, and drummer Trevor Davis, The Brummies have been playing together in various incarnations since high school. With a landmark new album, Eternal Reach, the trio are a band clearly on the rise, now writing for superstar Kacey Musgraves and opening for Little Big Town at Red Rocks in September 2018.

Food trucks at imerge 2018 - Eugene's hot chicken, iCantina on wheels, Repiccis real italian, Saws Street Kitchen
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Network with Alabama Launchpad alumni

Alabama Launchpad, an EDPA program, has been an integral part of the innovation and entrepreneurial space in Alabama for 12 years - funding startups and working to help companies Start, Stay and Grow in Alabama.

In fact it is the most active early stage investor in the state of Alabama, investing $4 million in 81 companies.

 

G Mommas Cookies: Southern style cookies baked with real ingredients - Selma

CigarClub.com: Tailored monthly subscription service of premium cigars - Mobile

INFLCR: Turning sports teams + athletes into broadcasting networks - Birmingham

FoPark: Simplified parking and parking management - Auburn

Alchemy: Unique jewelry sealer to preserve your jewelry and skin - Muscle Shoals

Energy H20: Natural artesian mineral water - Tuskegee

Edify Online: Online teaching instructors for higher education - Birmingham

Luxe Brand: Luxury shoelaces crafted in soft Italian lambskin and tipped with signature nickel-plated aglets - Muscle Shoals

Wyndy: Mobile app connecting parents and college babysitters - Birmingham

Mechoptix: Sensors and LED lighting to increase safety in automotive, power sports, heavy duty, marine and bicycle. Stoptix automatic brake lights. - Huntsville

Alabama Sawyer: Turns urban timber into meaningful objects - Birmingham

Pointz: Visit local places. Get free stuff. - Birmingham

GeneCapture: Rapid diagnostic technology to detect and identify the source of an infection in less than 1 hour – Huntsville

Tennibot: Autonomous tennis ball collector - Auburn

Maho Shades: Product driven eyewear company with a passion for the outdoor experience - Orange Beach

Cheeriodicals: Loves to bring cheer to individuals, entire hospitals and other charitable groups by delivering gifts that make people smile! - Birmingham

Join the crowd. Sponsor greatness in Alabama.

Ignition Sponsors

Countdown Sponsors

Be a champion for innovation, imagination and inspiration Sponsor imerge 2018

Designation as Event Host
  • Branding on all marketing collateral
  • Branding on site
  • Exclusive host of Alabama Venture Fellows
  • Speaking opportunity
VIP Hospitality
  • Inside gallery access -10 passes
  • Outside sound stage branded area and priority seating - 10 priority seats
  • Priority parking on site - 10 spaces
Media
  • Branded digital: Website and social
  • Press kit inclusion
Designation as Supporting Sponsor
  • Branding on all marketing collateral
  • Branding on site
VIP Hospitality
  • Inside gallery access - 4 passes
  • Outside sound stage priority seating
  • 4 priority seats
  • Priority parking on site - 4 spaces
Media
  • Branded digital: Website and social
Designation as an Event Co-Host
  • Branding on all marketing collateral
  • Branding on site
VIP Hospitality
  • Inside gallery access - 2 passes
  • Outside sound stage priority seating
  • 2 priority seats
  • Complimentary parking - 2 spaces with shuttle
Media
  • Digital recognition

To sign up or learn more about how to be a sponsor, contact Angela Wier at 205.943.4778 or Steve Sewell at 205.943.4742

Featured hotel

Aloft Birmingham Soho Square
Aloft Birmingham Soho Square
1903 29th Avenue South, Homewood, AL 35209
t: 205.874.8055 | f: 205.874.8455
Book a room in the imerge 2018 Room Block
(OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser) https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/Imerge2018
Aloft Birmingham Soho Square hotel front
Aloft Birmingham Soho Square hotel lobby
Aloft Birmingham Soho Square hotel room double bed
Aloft Birmingham Soho Square hotel bar
DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM, AL
JULY 6TH - JULY 13TH, 2018

Birmingham Innovation Week is a celebration of creatives, risk-takers, and innovators. Through a series of fiercely collaborative events produced by Birmingham’s most pioneering public and private institutions, Innovation Week showcases transformational ideas and ventures evolving in Birmingham. The week bridges the gap between local entrepreneurs, talent, and capital -- ultimately accelerating our already thriving startup community. And with everyone’s attention captured by emerging innovation, we seamlessly lead into the Southeast's preeminent technology convergences: imerge, Sloss Sport, and Sloss Tech.

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