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Sloss Tech unveils full schedule for June 27-28 in Birmingham

Sloss Tech, presented by Innovate Alabama and hosted by Tech Birmingham and Telegraph Creative, announced the release of its full schedule for the 2024 edition. Organizers have expanded programming across two days and recruited collaborations with an impressive list of regional organizations to showcase even more of the state’s developing tech and innovation ecosystems.

Last week, they welcomed Innovate Alabama as its presenting partner. Now, Sloss Tech will introduce the highly-anticipated State Small Business Credit Initiative, or SSBCI. With the $98 million infusion in the state, Innovate Alabama will launch InvestAL and LendAL at the conference to remove barriers to loans and venture capital for founders.

“We are thrilled to join forces with TechBirmingham to further elevate Sloss Tech’s impact across the state and region and utilize the conference as a launchpad to highlight multiple initiatives, including SSBCI (State Small Business Credit Initiative),” said Cynthia Crutchfield, CEO of Innovate Alabama.

“There’s so much untapped potential in Alabama – from the Wiregrass and the Gulf Coast to the Rocket City and the Black Belt. As we work together to position the entire state as a hub for technological advancement, we’re excited to create impact in the lives of more business owners, startup founders, investors, students and others who call Alabama home.”

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Sloss Tech 2024 promises a lineup of programming designed to inspire, educate and connect tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and emerging tech talent. Among the highlights are:

  • Next in Tech: Talent Development Lounge, presented by Innovate Alabama
  • The SSBCI (InvestAL and LendAL) Lounge, presented by Innovate Alabama
    • For small business owners, investors and lenders interested in learning more about SSBCI, they will be able to tune into the SSBCI Lounge livestream at innovatealabama.org/ssbci.
  • SEEK AL Experience, presented by Innovate Alabama
  • Birmingham Innovation Tour, hosted by gener8tor
  • The Endeavor Experience, hosted by Endeavor
  • Sloss Tech on Tap, hosted by Innovation Depot and sponsored by Birmingham Business Alliance
  • Tech on 20th Block Party, in partnership with REV Birmingham and supported by BhamNow, with exclusive experiences hosted by Stella Source and NASCAR
  • Startup Showcase, sponsored by Birmingham Bound
  • Anything But Ordinary Fest (discounted access for Sloss Tech attendees)

“We are excited to unveil the complete schedule for Sloss Tech 2024, featuring an array of engaging sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities that we’ve designed to maximize attendee experience,” said Deon Gordon, TechBirmingham President and CEO.

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“This year’s conference is shaping up to be our most dynamic yet, and we are incredibly grateful to Innovate Alabama for their support as our presenting sponsor.”

Stage and programming highlights include:

  • Keynote by Frances Haugen, American Engineer & Scientist + Facebook whistleblower
  • Fireside chat with Rodney Sampson, InvestAL Program Manager and globally recognized ecosystem builder
  • Fireside with Melissa Butler, Founder of The Lip Bar
  • Birmingham native and comedian Roy Wood, Jr
  • Closing Keynote by Andrew Yang, Founder of Humany Forward and Venture for America
  • “Deeper dive” sessions, including Q&A with Dona Sarkar, AI Business Acceleration Workshop with Elizabeth Goede, and Product Market Fit workshop with Andrew Goldner

General Admission tickets can be purchased via the conference website.

Grayson Everett is the state and political editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @Grayson270

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