Montgomery TechLab (MTL) last week hosted a demo day for its inaugural accelerator cohort of 10 tech startups. An engaged audience of potential investors, stakeholders and technology professionals from across Alabama attended in person and virtually to see the businesses and solutions that have been developed over the past 12 weeks through MTL.
MTL, a non-profit, was created through a public/private partnership between the city, county, local economic development partners, IT companies and the Maxwell-Gunter Community. The inaugural tech accelerator cohort featured startups from around the nation.
Through this new program, MTL provides startups unique access to experts across government, industry and education to accelerate growth and economic development across the River Region. These opportunities include connecting startups with local talent and building relationships with potential customers in the federal, state and local government and commercial sectors desiring to better position themselves to compete in the digital economy.
“The accelerator program highlighted the incredible potential for tech startups to engage with local partners. It is clear that Montgomery has the resources and the vision to build a strong tech ecosystem that will drive growth in the region,” stated Montgomery TechLab founder Marcus Shaw.