The Charge initiative is led by I²C. It is a powerful collaboration of resources aimed at accelerating entrepreneurship through expertise, training, and mentorship to the regional workforce, entrepreneurs, companies, and local communities. Through Charge, I²C serves as the focal point for incubation, education and support for entrepreneurs across the 15-county region in Northern Alabama and South-Central Tennessee including Blount, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Giles, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Lincoln, Marshall, Madison and Morgan counties. Our Location The I²C community will benefit greatly from its presence and location on the UAH campus in many ways by educating and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders through: Support and guidance via UAH's vast network of faculty mentors and advisors. Support via the growing community of entrepreneurs, student clubs, and innovators on the UAH campus. Engagement with students jobs, internships, consulting, collaborative/sponsored research and related opportunities. Use of UAH's capabilities in research, technology development, specialized facilities/labs, etc., and to facilitate corporate sponsorships/partnerships, student recruiting, and other strategic collaborations.