Innovation Depot has announced the 11 entrepreneurs who have been selected to participate in the inaugural cohort of Voltage, The Depot’s new idea incubator program. The program begins on Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
Voltage is designed to support entrepreneurs who have an idea for a tech or tech-enabled business as they translate that idea into a prototype. It is a 9-week program held outside of traditional nine to five working hours. Before founders leave their primary job or invest excess funds building a minimum viable product (MVP), Voltage will help them assess the feasibility and viability of their idea to see whether they should forge ahead with the concept, pivot or go back to the drawing board.
“We are very excited about launching Voltage because we believe it fills a unique gap in Birmingham’s startup ecosystem,” said Kellie Clark, Director of Programs. “We know a lot of entrepreneurs in the area have great ideas, but they’re not quite sure if their idea is an opportunity. We are providing them with the space to ask questions, gain resources and learn the viability of their ideas before they go all in.”
Participation in Voltage requires no previous tech or entrepreneurship experience. Innovation Depot plans to offer the program multiple times each year. The application periods will be widely publicized.
“2021 is off to a fantastic start for us here at Innovation Depot, and we’re very proud to make this latest announcement,” said Drew Honeycutt, CEO. “We will continue to build on the growth and energy taking place in Birmingham’s tech and entrepreneurial community by working hard to pull even more future founders into the fold.”
Meet the members of the inaugural cohort and learn about the problems they are seeking to solve!
About Innovation Depot:
Innovation Depot, a 501(c)3 nonprofit economic development organization, is the epicenter for technology, startups and entrepreneurs in the Birmingham region. Operating various programs inside a 140,000 square foot facility, Innovation Depot is the largest tech and entrepreneurial support organization in the Southeast United States, with a five-year economic impact of over $2.65 Billion. For more information, please visit innovationdepot.org.