Week of #InnovateHSV!

Innovate Huntsville Week was launched in May of 2016. It has become an annual, signature event for innovators and entrepreneurs in North Alabama. While Innovate Huntsville, a conglomerate of organizations who support Huntsville's entrepreneurial ecosystem, is active year-round, Innovate Huntsville Week is an annual event meant to shine a light on the resources that are available and inspire future entrepreneurs to establish their businesses in Huntsville.



The events below provide an example of the types of events that take place during Innovate Huntsville week.
For more details and a schedule of events, see our event calendar.



February 23rd - March 2nd 2019










HudsonAlpha Tech Challenge

February 22 - February 24, 5:00 pm

This is a hackathon hosted by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. During this two-day event, teams take on exciting challenges in biotech and attempt to solve those challenges through innovation and creativity. Read more.

Engineers to Entrepreneurs

February 25, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

A methodical approach for engineers and those in engineering roles who have recently started a business or have an interest in starting a business. Making that transition, and making it make sense! Read more

IGNITE: Huntsville Chamber Mixer

February 25, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Ignite 2019: A Kickoff Mixer for Innovate HSV – is targeted to business startups and growing small businesses. The mixer will provide an opportunity for attendees to get to know the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the specific partner organizations contributing to Innovate HSV 2019. This event is a casual, informal opportunity to network, and learn about Innovate HSV and how your business can benefit from the 2019 programming. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and plenty of networking are on the menu! Read More

Small Business Micro Loan Clinic

February 26, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Whether you’ve a startup or an established small business, there are times when you may need a loan. In this Loan Clinic, the focus will be on the steps needed to successfully prepare and apply. Read more

Energy Huntsville Annual Summit

February 26, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 27, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

This is a 2.5 days of insightful industry leaders, interactive panel sessions, cutting-edge technology exhibits, educational training opportunities and plenty of networking and collaboration breaks that will bring together approximately 400 participants. Read more

Starting. Growing. Sustaining: An Entrepreneurs' Roundtable

The College of Business at The University of Alabama in Huntsville and The College of Business and Public Affairs at Alabama A&M University will be hosting a panel of entrepreneurs. This free event will take place at LogiCore in Research Park. Read more

CoWorking Night with Urban Engine

February 27, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Collaboration Workshops! The Urban Engine non-profit ideation accelerator is offering its signature education platform to help you practice your pitch. Read more

Angels of North Alabama Idea and Pitch Competition

February 28, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn about developing an idea and transforming from idea to a pitch ready business! Also learn about Angel investment opportunities in the local area. Read more

Boost Idea Competition

February 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

UAH D.S. Davidson Invention to Innovation Center presents The Boost idea competition, it is designed to challenge you to think about problems and opportunities facing us in our daily lives. Read more

RISE Networking Event

March 1, 7:45 am - 9:00 am

This is a FREE Networking group, designed with a goal to help small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs network and connect with one another. Read more

4th Annual Entrepreneur Awards

March 1, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The 4th Annual Entrepreneur Awards honor the skill, courage, and determination it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. Read more