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Kathleen Hamrick with Innovation Depot and UAB, Justin Smith with Sertaware, John Peinhardt and Katie Johnson with Directorpoint, Matt Landers with Platypi, and Tommy Cox with Advanced Systems Unlimited


Kathleen Hamrick / Innovation Depot and UAB Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Hamrick is an Alabama native and serves Innovation Depot and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as Director of the Innovation Lab (UAB iLab) at Innovation Depot. In the UAB iLab, Hamrick has played an integral role in the sourcing of seed investment for two student-led startups and for the programmatic development and implementation of programming to support experiential learning opportunities for students with interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Hamrick is a shareholder with the cancer molecular diagnostics company: Blondin Bioscience, which recently secured Phase 1 SBIR funding from the National Institute for Health. She serves also as a member of TEDxBirmingham’s organizing committee.

Justin Smith / Sertaware, LLC

John Peinhardt and Katie Johnson / Directorpoint LLC

John Peinhardt is a co-founder and President of Directorpoint LLC. Prior to Directorpoint, Mr. Peinhardt served as a Management Consultant for Vantage Associates, Inc., where he advised management teams on strategy execution, large-scale project management, and project portfolio management. Before consulting he gained extensive experience managing large-scale strategic and information technology initiatives for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Mr. Peinhardt is a Project Management Institute Certified Project Management Professional.

Matt Landers / Platypi

Tommy Cox / Advanced Systems Unlimited



Alan Reeves with Birmingham Business Alliance, Cecil Bostany and Max Koss with Warren Averett and Alston Noah with Vincari


Alan Reeves / Birmingham Business Alliance

Cecil Bostany and Max Koss / Warren Averett

Alston Noah / Vincari Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Vincari helps hospitals, surgery centers and the physicians who perform surgical procedures to minimize costs, maximize quality and specificity for ICD-10 documentation as well as optimize facility and professional fee reimbursement. The software platform, Lightspeed Valet, is engineered for speed, accuracy, and the ability to anticipate physician needs, learn individual patterns and guide specificity. Lightspeed Valet dramatically improves the entire process related to ICD-10 both upstream at the point of care and downstream for the coding and documentation teams.


Devon Laney with Innovation Depot, Glenn Kinstler with 2B Solutions and Will Wright with Pack Health


Devon Laney / Innovation Depot Twitter Facebook

T. Devon Laney is the President & Chief Executive Officer of Innovation Depot, Inc., the high-tech/biotech business incubator located in downtown Birmingham and recipient of the 2011 Technology Incubator of the Year Award from the National Business Incubation Association. Devon has been with the Innovation Depot since 2005. Prior to joining Innovation Depot, he worked on a broad range of marketing, I/T and strategic organizational projects with various Fortune 500 companies as an analyst with Accenture LLP in Atlanta. Previously, Devon worked on the development, redesign and launch of Energen Corporation’s intranet, and also served as the Entertainment Editor for nationally distributed Family Issues Magazine during its first 18 months of publication.

Glenn Kinstler / 2B Solutions Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Husband, father, dog lover, Tide and Blazers fan, craft beer connoisseur, guitar player, Birmingham native, Relationship Manager at 2B Solutions.

Will Wright / Pack Health






Brad Spencer and Kate Hayden with Blondin Bioscience, and Bebe Goodrich with Icebox Coffee


Brad Spencer and Kate Hayden / Blondin Bioscience Linkedin Twitter Facebook

Bebe Goodrich / Icebox Coffee Twitter Facebook

Bebe Goodrich is a New Orleans native. She’s also a mother of two under 2. Icebox is her first dip into entrepreneurship. Prior to this, she worked on capital hill and for a local non-profit.