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The Alabama startup community has been thriving the last few years, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. We have some of the best startups in Alabama here in Birmingham with innovative business models and fresh ideas. Check out this list of 10 local startups that are making a difference for their users!

Mixtros

First on our list of startups is Mixtros, which was founded by a mother-daughter duo. As they noticed people failing to make meaningful connections at networking events, Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons set out to solve the problem. They created Mixtroz (which stands for “mixer” + “intro”), a local startup that uses information from attendees’ social media profiles to bring the right people together.

Their technology helps events professionals get the best data from their attendees, increasing engagement with customers and improving workflows.

Boulo Solutions

Founded by Delphine Carter, Boulo is headquartered right in the heart of the innovation district in downtown Birmingham. Boulo was created with the understanding that there are a lot of women who have access to great talent but lack resources and opportunities for professional success.

Boulo developed a skills-matching process that, when combined with their skills training process, provides enterprise businesses with essential help while also re-skilling the current workforce.

GeneCapture

GeneCapture is a Huntsville-based company that recently invented a revolutionary on-site pathogen detection system. CAPTURE (Confirm Active Pathogens Through Unamplified RNA Expression) allows physicians to detect bacteria, viruses and other pathogens at point of care without having to send samples off to a lab.

GeneCapture succeeded in its two previous pitches at Alabama Launchpad. In 2016, the company won as alumni of the event after they first competed successfully in 2010.

Glow

A Birmingham startup, GLOW applied the idea of on-demand ride-sharing and other similar services to connect beauty professionals with consumers looking for services.

The GLOW app enables users to look up beauty professionals in their area. This is useful because it means people can find a pro with schedules that are good for them. GLOW allows users to book beauty services on their schedule, view reviews and explore the skills of artists before scheduling an appointment.

Field Culture Compost

The first community-scale composting company in Alabama! It’s poised to become the model for organic waste recycling by diverting the mass of organic waste that would otherwise end up in landfills and turning it into a resource that’s environmentally safe and conscientious.

A business in the field of sustainability, Field Culture Compost aims to be socially conscious and active around Birmingham. Through educating our communities about compost, we can help close the loop in regards to wasted food going into land fills.

XcellentLife

Xcellent Life, founded by Victor Brown, Lakiesha Crawford, and Samuel Berestizhevsky – is a digital health and wellness company providing an artificial intelligence-powered software and mobile app for real time human diagnostics. The app analyzes personalized data from wearable devices to diagnose conditions as well as predict future outcomes.

PackHealth

Changing health behaviors is never an easy task, and managing a chronic condition only makes it more difficult. We knew that almost half of Americans have at least one chronic condition. Taking charge of your health can feel daunting when there’s no support system in place. What if there was a solution that not only provided this support but addressed barriers to good health? That’s what PackHealth offers.

Beyond just providing health and fitness coaching, PackHealth will provide one-on-one coaching, support and education to help you live your best life.

MainStreet Family Care

In the past, when you or your family needed medical care, you had few options for quick access to care. A week-long wait before seeing a doctor or hundreds of dollars in emergency room visit fees were the norm. Nowadays, MainStreet Family Care is committed to offering improved and faster alternatives to help heal and feel better throughout Alabama.

MainStreet Family Care strives to deliver high-quality medical care right here, right now. From urgent care to illness care and more, they work hard so you don’t have to leave town for health services.

BioGX

BioGX, Inc. formed in 2007 to concentrate on the health and safety of communities worldwide, initially developing tests for water quality, food safety and pharma quality control. The company has grown into a formidable force in the molecular diagnostics industry, leading the way for simpler yet more sophisticated testing.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, BioGX manufactures custom-designed Sample-Ready™ reagents for Laboratory Developed Tests. These tests are at the center of the company’s diverse offerings, which cover clinical, food safety and pharma as well as water quality testing.

So there you have it! Those are the top nine startups in the Birmingham area to keep an eye on for the rest of 2021. We hope you enjoyed reading about them and maybe you’ll get inspired to start your own business someday.