Urban Engine Turns 4 as A Driving Force for Local Entrepreneurs

Urban Engine Turns 4 as A Driving Force for Local Entrepreneurs

Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle delivered the keynote address to a packed audience.

“We have seen the vision, the driving force, making it a reality,” said Battle. “We need to make sure our city thinks outside the box. We are a city on the move, with 25,000 jobs added over the last year. 15,000 of those have been in high tech.

“The end result is that you’ve made this count. We’re more competitive, there’s more jobs, thank you for the job you are doing. Huntsville is a place that’s made for the future. The job we do today sets us up for the next 10 years. What you’re doing today will be the technology of tomorrow.”

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NASA International Space Apps Challenge announces Huntsville as Mainstage host for second year in a row

NASA International Space Apps Challenge announces Huntsville as Mainstage host for second year in a row

Urban Engine to power 2019 hackathon putting all eyes on Huntsville. For the second year in a row, Huntsville has been named the Mainstage host for the NASA International Space Apps Challenge. As Mainstage, Huntsville will again serve as the center for all Space Apps broadcasting, giving the city the unique opportunity to showcase its STEAM leadership to the world.

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L.J. Abrams [Humanoids of Huntsville]

L.J. Abrams [Humanoids of Huntsville]

“I feel like we’re the poster child for what Urban Engine really is about – propelling those ideas forward,” LJ says. “Dustin (Poisson) had an idea and then he went and found a group of people who could help him accomplish his goals.”

That entrepreneurial spirit, LJ says, comes directly from his grandfather, Lawrence Jeremiah (the First). And the organizational know-how is a product of his dad, Lawrence Jeremiah (the Second). Together, those different traits add up to LJ, or Lawrence Jeremiah the Third.

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Urban Engine Discussion Focuses on Unique Challenges Faced by Women in Business

The Rocket City is known for its high-tech, digital-driven businesses and engineering.

But, if you’re a woman in those industries, there are challenges that male counterparts don’t have to face.

So, Urban Engine Executive Director Toni Eberhart stepped in to help women answer those challenges with a panel discussion called “Her-Story.”

Read the full story in the Huntsville Business Journal.

New Century Technology High School hosts its third ‘STEM’ Showcase [WHNT]

Looking around this cafeteria, a familiar scene is unfolding at New Century Technology High School. Students gathered and chatting in groups, huddling over computers and phones… But look again. These are no ordinary high school students. These kids are presenting their school projects during the third annual STEM Showcase.

Watch the videos on WHNT.com.