URBAN ENGINEPropelling ideas forward — that's the Urban Engine mantra, its raison d'exister. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization on mission to propel the growth of North Alabama’s economy. Our programs accelerate STEAM innovation, connect aspiring entrepreneurs and established business leadership with educational resources, talent, and community, and provide a platform for professional development unique to the state.
Founded in 2015 through its various programs and events, Urban Engine has grown in membership to over 1,800 creative professionals today, with our programs in use across the region by other accelerators and cities. Urban Engine contributes heavily to North Alabama's innovation ecosystem by cultivating a dynamic workforce, professional development through creative autonomy, and the entrepreneurial gumption to launch and build thriving businesses.