The I2C welcomes the opportunity to work with amazing corporate and strategic partners who support our mission. The following organizations play a pivotal role in fueling I2C's dynamic, collaborative and connected entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Corporate Partners

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Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Va. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations. AFS partners with FBI and NASA across a number of digital transformation and human capital initiatives with a focus on advanced technologies, innovation and strategy.

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Innovate Huntsville

Innovate Huntsville (IH) is a collaboration and celebration of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in North Alabama dedicated to bringing entrepreneurs, and innovators together with local resources to build momentum and opportunity around Huntsville’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The IH initiatives include events, panels, and social activities, including the region’s brightest entrepreneurs, investors, strategic advisors, and community supporters, all of whom contribute to Huntsville’s thriving startup ecosystem.

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Intuitive Research and Technology

Intuitive Research and Technology (INTUITIVE) is an aerospace engineering and analysis firm headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama that provides production support, systems engineering, programmatic support, product development, rapid prototyping, and technology management to the Department of Defense, other State and Federal Government agencies, and commercial companies.

With a dedicated footprint at I2C, the INTUITIVE iHub will serve as a "sand-box and skunk-works" to inspire breakthroughs and explore pathways and research supporting the vision and objectives strategic to its commercialization interests. This includes the assessment and launch of dual-use technologies, which demonstrate a product-market fit for commercial applications.

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Maynard Cooper Gale

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard) is a nationally recognized law firm that resolves complex business challenges with strategic legal solutions drawn from the collective mindshare of hundreds of attorneys across integrated practice areas.

Maynard supports the I2C by leveraging its expansive legal knowledge and expertise in corporate and intellectual property matters to help accelerate commercialization initiatives through mentorship and legal advisory services geared towards startups. Additionally, Maynard supports programming activities at I2C specifically through the curation of events, workshops, boot-camps, and activities core to I2C’s mission.

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Warren Averett

Warren Averett (WA) offers accounting, technology resources, HR solutions and advisory services to companies. The WA “Sharing our Success” philosophy has been a part of the firm since the beginning and is very much at the center of the firm's culture. Each office promotes community engagement and volunteerism at the local level, giving resources and talents to many organizations that address a wide range of needs.

At I2C, WA leverages its holistic approach by offering its resources and mentoring by professionals with comprehensive industry expertise to our companies in helping them navigate their growth.

Strategic Partners

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Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps I2C startups innovate faster and scale their impact! AWS provides a large suite of cloud-based tools and services to empower developers and enable business owners to serve their customers quickly, efficiently, and at scale. From website hosting, data storage, and analytics, to machine learning algorithms for complex problems, AWS has an incredibly broad solution set, and through the AWS activate program, I2C entrepreneurs have the opportunity to take advantage of these tools at no cost up to $15,000 or two years from the date of redemption. I2C startups also have access to $5,000 in AWS business support, with 24-hour access to AWS cloud support engineers who can offer guidance and help troubleshoot any issues as needed.

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Google Cloud Startup Program

Google Cloud Startup Program is designed to help I2C startups build and scale using Google Cloud. This includes $3,000 in Cloud credits, invitations to curated Cloud events, a streamlined application process to the Google Spark program which extends the Cloud credits to $20,000 for a second year as startups continue to grow, one year of free G Suite (up to 5 Users—only valid for new domains) or a year of discounted upgrades to G Suite Business or G Suite Enterprise plus a bunch of other tools on the Google platform.

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HubSpot for Startups

HubSpot for Startups offers an amazing program designed to help I2C startups grow and scale better, and faster—at a startup-friendly 90% discount! The program includes education resources and tailored training, professional software at startup pricing, access to HubSpot Growth Platform, a full suite of software for marketing, sales, and customer service, with a completely free CRM and access to over 200 software integrations, many at startup-friendly pricing, as well as the opportunity to build an integration on the HubSpot platform.

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Startup with IBM

As a founder, raising your next round and finding product-market fit is always top of mind. IBM’s Startup with IBM program is designed to help I2C startups overcome the most common technology roadblocks and get to market faster. Realize your goals on your terms in the shortest amount of time with the right technology partner with awesome benefits of up to $120,000 in IBM Cloud credits, access to over 170 products, services covering data and AI, containers, IoT, and DevOps at no cost and technology assistance to help develop MVPs faster with a large library of code patterns, hands-on workshops, and support from technical architects and mentors dedicated to startups and the developer community and much much more. With IBM's "deploy anywhere" mantra, I2C startups can build solutions to run on any cloud and pursue clients with any infrastructure by leveraging a full-stack open hybrid cloud platform and market-leading container management platform Red Hat OpenShift. This is big!