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Upcoming

  • November 9th @ 5:30 PM

    Pitchers + Pitches

    Join us at Innovation Portal to watch our annual pitch competition showcasing some of our most engaged local ventures. Stay tuned to our social to hear the lineup of founders and judges panel.

    Event is free to attend and open to the public. Registration is required.

    Register here!

Mentoring

  • Start With A Discover Consultation

    Get started with a free consulting session so that we can learn more about you and your venture and determine the best resources to support your venture.

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  • Navigate - Mentoring Support

    We all need accountability and encouragement. Navigate sessions are to help you stay on track. These check-in sessions can be used to help with general strategy, milestone setting, getting feedback, and getting recommendations for additional resources. We meet you where you are to help you move forward.

  • Experts in Residence (Members Only Access)

    Innovation Portal works with you to identify and reach milestones to rapidly scale your venture. We engage our network of mentors and subject matter experts to help you get started on what’s next whether that’s developing a prototype, strategy development, going to market, growing sales, preparing for fundraising rounds or competitions, etc.

    Check out the Experts!

Keystone Events

  • Coming back to Mobile in April 2022

    52-hour startup marathon

    Learn what it really takes to innovate and connect with passionate people driven to build something new. Startup Weekend features deep experiential learning and opportunities to edge and connect with like mini people – and truly started something amazing.

  • Check back in 2022 for the next fest

    Demystifying the world of financing for scalable startups and small business ventures.

    All things capital! Featuring breakout sessions about different types of funding, insights from founders sharing their funding stories, and access to the region’s experts. Leave with connections and understanding on the different sources of funding available, which sources are more appropriate for your business and goals, and how to best position your business when seeking funding.

Local Partner Programs

We work with partners locally and across the state to deliver programs to the greater entrepreneurial community.

  • A seven-week program learning to embrace and demonstrate the value of business thesis, customer discovery, and critical analysis.

    For students at University of South Alabama, Bishop State Community College, Spring Hill College, and University of Mobile.

  • A dedicated, team-based mentoring program for businesses in South Alabama, made possible by training from the Venture Mentoring Service at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Access these programs, join the Innovation Portal community, and be a part of something bigger by becoming a member.

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