The Edge provides resources for local entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Week

By WVUA Digital Reporter Anneliese Taggart

If you’ve got a great idea for a business, local investors want to hear about it.

On Thursday, The Edge in Tuscaloosa hosted a demo for local entrepreneurs to pitch and showcase their ideas. The winners were awarded start-up funding.

There was also a workshop teaching people how to finance a start-up and tips for good business practices.

Located on 10th Avenue in Tuscaloosa, The Edge is the product of a partnership between the University of Alabama, the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama and the city of Tuscaloosa to provide a space that supports entrepreneurship and business growth.

Some of the entrepreneurs said The Edge gives them all types of helpful tools.

“The Edge has been amazing,” said Reeva Kedia, who frequently takes advantage of resources provided by The Edge. “It’s our meeting spot. We meet a couple of times a week and we feel like a real company now. It’s not students meeting at a coffee shop or a dorm floor. We are a real company, we have a place to go and collaborate and meet other people to connect with a really cool ecosystem.”

The event Thursday was part of Entrepreneurship Week in Tuscaloosa.

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