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Ignite Alabama - Sparking Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Alabama

22 EpisodesProduced by Sheree Martin - Media Producer & EducatorWebsite

A podcast to equip and empower entrepreneurs and solopreneurs to start and grow a 21st-century business.

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Book-it Legal: A Marketplace for Lawyers and Law Students

June 11th, 2017


Episode 21 of the Ignite Alabama podcast features Sheree Martin's conversation with Jack White, CEO and founder of Book-it Legal, an innovative startup in the legal space. Book-it Legal is a marketplace startup that …

Futureproof Bama: Preparing Alabama For AI and Automation

March 26th, 2017


Taylor Phillips, managing director of the new 501(c)(3) nonprofit Futureproof Bama is the guest on Episode 20 of the Ignite Alabama podcast.

Alabama has, at most, a 10-year window to prepare for a future where 30% or …

The Business of Sustainable Farming with Matthew & Jesie Lawrence of Marble Creek Farmstead

June 28th, 2016


Matthew & Jesie Lawrence, owners of Marble Creek Farmstead, are my guests on episode 19 of the Ignite Alabama podcast.

Marble Creek Farmstead is a sustainable farming operation in Talladega County producing pastured …

Birmingham Venture Club Spark Match Pitch Event

June 16th, 2016


In this week’s show you’re going to get a taste of some of the innovative ideas in development by a few of Alabama’s brightest startups.

The Birmingham Venture Club was kind enough to let me attend the first round of …

Vulcan Security Systems

May 1st, 2016


Jason Maddox, president of Vulcan Security Systems, in Birmingham, Alabama talks about IP video surveillance security technology and the commercial …

Patent Law Basics with George Kobler

September 29th, 2015


George Kobler, an attorney in Huntsville, Alabama who practices in the area of intellectual property, is the guest on episode 16 of the Ignite Alabama podcast.

IP law encompasses patents, which is the focus of today’s …

14 Takeaways for Relating to VCs & Angel Investors

September 15th, 2015


Episode 15 of the Ignite Alabama podcast is a quick recap of two panel discussions from Rocket Hatch's Investor Day about how to pitch to and work …

RocketHatch - Huntsville's Creative, Startup Community

September 8th, 2015


Welcome to episode 14 of the Ignite Alabama podcast. I’m your host and producer Sheree Martin and this show is about sparking innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Alabama.


This week’s guest is Antonio Montoya, …

REV Birmingham's Big Pitch Competition

September 2nd, 2015


In this bonus episode of the Ignite Alabama podcast, Deon Gordon & Nichol Welty of REV Birmingham deliver the when, what and how to submit your …

Innovative Manufacturing - To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. 2015 Recipient

September 1st, 2015



To Your Health Sprouted Flour Company in Fitzpatrick Alabama is the recipient of the Alabama Launchpad 2015 award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovative Manufacturing.

These awards will be presented at Alabama …

Alabama 49th in Kauffman Index of Startup Activity

August 25th, 2015


E. J. Reedy of the Kauffman Foundation is the guest to talk about the 2015 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. We cover the Index methodology and …

Alabama Launchpad with Greg Sheek, director of Launchpad Programs

August 18th, 2015


Greg Sheek, director of Launchpad Programs, gives us an in-depth look at the Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.

Greg describes the Launchpad startup competition, time frame …

MediaBit by BDI Labs: Tony Megna, Founder

August 11th, 2015


Tony Megna, founder of BDI Labs, is the guest on episode 9 of Ignite Alabama.

He gives a look at MediaBit, the first product in the Internet of …

Fear of Failure in Entrepreneurship

August 8th, 2015


"Fear of Failure" is a theme that has come up frequently in early episodes of Ignite Alabama and in my general conversations about what holds people …

3D Printing with Dr. Kenneth Sloan, professor of computer science at UAB

July 28th, 2015


In this episode of the Ignite Alabama podcast we take a big-picture look at 3D printing technology from the perspective of Dr. Kenneth Sloan, UAB …

SimplyProse - Online Writing Platform

July 21st, 2015


In episode 6 of Ignite Alabama we met Jake Wright and Cole Kinchler, two of the co-founders of SimplyProse, an online writing platform, that is …

The Ark Labs - Combining Smart Devices and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Water Usage Efficiency and Reduce Damage Claims & Loss

July 14th, 2015


The Ark Labs in Florence, Alabama is a start-up that is developing technology to combine artificial intelligence with smart devices and the internet …

MotionMobs - App Development & Consulting Firm with Focus on Mobile

July 13th, 2015


MotionMobs is a mobile-first app development company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

In episode 4 of Ignite Alabama, Taylor Wyatt, co-founder and president of MotionMobs, talks about the history and business …

Jennifer Skjellum: Entrepreneur, Tech Birmingham & More

July 7th, 2015


In this episode of Ignite Alabama I talk with Jennifer Skjellum, executive director of Tech Birmingham and the Central Alabama chapter of Angel Investor Management Group.

Jennifer moved to Alabama from Starville, …

Soluble Therapeutics, Inc. - BioTech to Speed Pharma R&D

July 6th, 2015


Soluble Therapeutics, Inc. was formed in 2008 to commercialize technogy developed by UAB researchers. This HSC™ Technology helps to deal with a …

Why Ignite Alabama?

July 2nd, 2015


Sheree Martin is the host and producer of Ignite Alabama, a Shinecast® show.

In this preview episode of Ignite Alabama, Sheree gives some background on her early professional career as a business lawyer and how that …

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