Starting off small, Urban Engine began with programs and resources for those who are interested in technological innovation. Since then, there have been more 200 Co-Working Nights, 37 Founder Stories have been shared, more than 1,000 collaborative learning workshops have been presented, and nearly 100 new business ideas have been propelled forward.
Since 2016, more than 20 startups have been supported by Urban Engine and close to 10,000 people have benefited from its programming and services.
Urban Engine has so much to celebrate…
Four years of a solid upward growth trajectory with its incredible team of stewardship from highly talented volunteer directors and business leaders on the Board of Directors.
Called a “driving force” for entrepreneurs, Urban Engine is at the forefront of innovation in the area.
Known for hosting its weekly co-working nights, Urban Engine is more than a social platform, it is a springboard for ideas and a cultural movement that resonates with our growing community of innovators, founders, and leaders.
Housed in Huntsville West, the former West Huntsville Elementary School and now a home to start-up businesses, Urban Engine helps to develop high-growth potential businesses and generate the workforce needed to support these endeavors.
“People ask me, ‘Why Huntsville?’ I believe it’s because anything is possible here,” Executive Director for Urban Engine, Toni Eberhart explained: “The landscape is totally open to incredible things. Businesses can launch and grow and do things in our local market that would be so difficult to break into on the coasts.
“Investment opportunities are possible. Educational opportunities are possible; career changes are possible, and everyone here is Ultra-supportive. Urban Engine is a cheerleader for these possibilities, and it is how we propel ideas forward at the core.”
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.”
Get the full scoop from Huntsville Business Journal website: https://huntsvillebusinessjournal.com/news/2019/06/11/a-driving-force-for-local-entrepreneurs-urban-engine-turns-4/