Birmingham Bound, founded to make Birmingham the place to grow and scale a tech company, today announced it plans to transition to a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status. It will operate independently from Shipt, where it launched in 2018.
Birmingham Bound established a board of directors that includes members of Birmingham’s tech, business, and civic community. The board will continue the successful work of Birmingham Bound and help expand the organization’s mission as it focuses on attracting more underrepresented founders and inclusive companies to Birmingham. The board of directors includes:
- Mayor Randall Woodfin, Mayor of Birmingham
- Britney Summerville, Founder, Birmingham Bound
- Chris Moody, Partner, Foundry Group
- Deon Gordon, President, TechBirmingham
- Cori Fain, Vice President of Social Impact, Landing
- Chris Comeaux, Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering, Shipt
“When Birmingham Bound launched, we knew we had a great story to tell about our tech and entrepreneur community,” said Britney Summerville, founder of Birmingham Bound. “We have helped build that community and attract more tech companies, founders and entrepreneurs to the city. When they see all that Birmingham has to offer, they know it is a place where they can grow and have an impact.”
“In less than five years, Birmingham Bound has helped nearly 25 companies move to the Magic City,” said Mayor Randall Woodfin. “We will continue to build up our city’s tech community and expand our focus to better reach underrepresented founders and grow Birmingham’s inclusive tech community.”
In addition to its new board of directors, Birmingham Bound has begun a search for a new president who will work with the board to guide the organization and recruit more companies to relocate to Birmingham. The president also will help companies and founders navigate the tech ecosystem in Birmingham, cultivating a welcoming and supportive culture for all entrepreneurs. Interested candidates can apply here.
Birmingham boasts a highly trained, diverse and entrepreneurial workforce. Its cost-friendly living options, short commutes and entertainment and dining options make it an attractive community for tech startups looking to grow. Birmingham Bound organizes visits for tech company executives to experience Birmingham and see all that the city has to offer businesses and employers.
About Birmingham Bound:
Birmingham Bound was founded in 2018 to bring technology companies to Birmingham and grow the tech ecosystem. To date, the program has recruited more than 20 companies to Birmingham, and helped those companies thrive by connecting them with key leaders and innovators in its tech-forward, entrepreneurial and obnoxiously supportive community. Learn more at https://bhambound.com/.