EDGE Newsletter – August 2019

EDGE Newsletter – August 2019

Startup and Growth: the Camgian Story

Wednesday, August 7th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the EDGE

Next week on Wednesday, August 7th, The EDGE will be hosting the CEO and Founder of Camgian, Gary Butler. Butler founded Camgian in 2006 with ” the vision of delivering a new generation of advanced sensing and information processing platforms .”

Since its founding they have been named by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US; Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the most entrepreneurial companies in America; and The Silicon Review as one of the top 50 fastest growing technology companies.

Camgian is headquartered in Starkville, MS and has expanded their offices to Jackson, MS and here in Tuscaloosa, AL. They currently have four offices at the EDGE and have committed themselves to a high standard of excellence and have hired many UA graduates to work in their Tuscaloosa offices while expanding their business.

Join us at 5:00 pm at the EDGE to learn from Gary Butler about his journey as an entrepreneur. We hope to see you there!

UA Aligns Inventor Resources, Collaboration with Business Incubator

We are pleased to announce that the Bama Technology Incubator, which includes on-campus laboratories and additional support for start-up companies, will change its name to EDGE Labs and serve as the strategic counterpart to The EDGE, a 26,000 square-foot off-campus business incubator that opened in February as a collaboration between UA, the City of Tuscaloosa and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.

EDGE Labs feature laboratories and equipment necessary for new businesses and provides technical infrastructure that helps UA faculty, researchers and students develop and test processes and prototypes that can be translated into products for the marketplace.

The University’s Alabama Entrepreneurship Institute, or AEI, which is a University program managed by the Culverhouse College of Business, will work to integrate the EDGE Labs into an overall suite of resources to support new and established business growth. The new arrangement will also allow for better synchronization of events and activities that grow and nurture entrepreneurs.