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December 4, 2023 · Entrepreneurs, Stories

How South Alabama Businesses Are Reaching New Heights

Innovation in South Alabama is picking up steam. Local businesses and startups put the region on the map, and a growing number of innovation hubs and incubators are spurring continued growth.

2022 was a banner year for entrepreneurship in the area. Local startups CigarClub, a cigar subscription service, and Bear Walker, which sells custom skateboards, both reached the Top 250 of the Inc. 5000 list. 3rd Realm Creations, a production company exploring the world of augmented and virtual reality, was named Mobile Chamber’s Innovator of the Year.

The Innovation Portal is an incubator and innovation hub accelerating startup groups in Southwest Alabama. With that support and innovation of founders and investors, South Alabama businesses continue to reach new heights with businesses addressing significant market opportunities. 

Synergy Labs provides comprehensive lab services by combining state-of-the-art diagnostic testing with excellent customer service. Fishing Chaos serves as a dynamic platform that allows for fishing tournament directors to run their tournaments and anglers to keep their fishing trips more organized. Table Needs addresses the demanding needs of restaurants by automating Point of Sale systems with flexibility. While each business addresses different needs, they each highlight the game-changing innovation being done in the region. 

“With new programs being offered through numerous community partners and more new starts happening every day, lower Alabama will continue to ramp up progress as a regional powerhouse,” said Todd Greer, executive director of Innovation Portal, an incubator and innovation hub focused on accelerating startup growth in Southwest Alabama. 

Thanks to the efforts of hubs like Innovation Portal, entrepreneurs and investors receive the programming and support needed to launch, develop and scale local ventures. 

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