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February 27, 2022 | Tom Ballard

Graduates of “Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator” band together to buy home

Where do the graduates of “Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator” go after they have completed the 13-week program? Hypepotamus reports that several of them have pulled together to purchase what they are calling B.HOME, or Birmingham’s first “Hacker House.”

Hacker Houses originally popped up in tech hubs like San Francisco as co-working and co-living spaces for budding entrepreneurs. In Birmingham, the B.HOME will start out as a launching pad for Techstars graduates who have recently moved to the city or who are planning on building out their company’s presence in the city over the coming months.

“This is an effort by start-up founders, for start-up founders,” said Nate Schmidt, Techstars Alabama’s Managing Director. “B.Home is a strong signal that we have a start-up-led ecosystem.”

The article also notes that: (1) the tenants have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help furnish the house and get it ready for incoming entrepreneurs; and (2) the house will be open to ​​future participants in the city’s accelerators including Techstars, Prosper, Gener8tor, and Velocity.

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