The question behind
our impact stories
What brought you here?
The Urban Engine team loves this question.
We rarely hear the same answer twice.
After asking hundreds of people how they ended up at Urban Engine we began to realize the dynamic impact our work has on the communities we serve. So, we started to capture the stories of people in our networks and the unique ways our programs and resources have made a difference in their entrepreneurial journey. Thus, The Collective Ambition was born.
The Collective Ambition™ is Urban Engine’s central hub of impact stories. It is our collection of the notable people and ideas that inspire us to spark, fuel and ignite the next generation of visionaries through our community programming. You will find features of founders and their startup stories with a focus on how their professional developments make an impact in their local cities. Experience the waves of transformation these motivational influencers have stormed through their hard work.
`Internet of Things`
4 Hours to Product™ is a structured development program facilitated by Alabama's leading nonprofit ideation accelerator, Urban Engine, to help structure and complete your minimum viable product (MVP) idea-- in 4 hours or less! This is a free community platform for young and seasoned professionals to collaborate, expand their skill sets, and build a demonstrated technical solution that could become a marketable product for real world industry.
It's free to join, fun to do, and gets your ideas off the ground floor! This is an event for anyone interested in learning about what is Internet of Things, solve challenging problems, and building technology concepts into fruition. Learn about the uniquely dynamic industry of IoT, expand your professional skill sets, and build an idea into a marketable product. The Urban Engine volunteer team will guide you throughout the session for getting it done and demonstrating your capability to collaborate, think big and start small!
Urban Engine is honored to be able to host a fireside chat with CoFounders of Glimpse K12, Nicole Pezent and Adam Pearson. Nicole and Adam will share how they first got the idea to start their Education Return on Investment concept when working in the city and, within just 2 years, they have gone through the famous Y Combinator program to accelerate education reform throughout the city.
Key takeaways from their startup story will include:
* How they transitioned from Sales Director to Business Owner and have consistently grown their business.
* Glimpse K-12 is the only company from Alabama to be accepted into the Y Combinator program after applying 3 times before they were accepted!
* Milestones considered to be critical indicators of their business heading in the right direction and how they're using those to set future goals.
Brought to you by Huntsville's most dynamic non-profit ideation accelerator known as the Urban Engine organization!
Proudly sponsored by Haufe and Huntsville West
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