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StartupBus to stop in Birmingham on Sunday

startupbusStartupBus North America turns five this year and they’re making a stop at Innovation Depot on Sunday, March 2nd at 2 p.m. It will be the first time one of the annual rolling incubators of “buspreneurs” makes a stop in Birmingham on its way to the  SXSW Interactive conference.

The South bus will have originated in Nashville, TN and will stop in Chattanooga before its arrival. It will then continue to Memphis, TN; Jackson, MS; Baton Rogue, LA; and Houston, TX; before arriving at its final destination in San Antonio.

Teams on the bus will get off and work on their ideas for an hour or so before they continue on their 3-day, pressure-filled journey to SXSW. According to a status update to TechBirmingham’s fan page on Facebook, locals “are invited to come meet them, maybe listen to their pitch, or be a mentor.”

StoryCorps comes to Birmingham in 2011

Story Corps. Omar Omar/Flickr.Yesterday the Birmingham Business Alliance announced via their newsletter that StoryCorps was setting up shop in Birmingham, AL in the near future. The organization’s website currently says that their mobile tour stop will take place from January 6 – 29, though specific details about the location are currently not available.

People interested in participating in the long-running project will be able to make reservations on December 23 at 10 a.m. CT with additional slots becoming available on January 7.

The non-profit organization has been around since 2003 and according to their website, they’ll be partnering with WBHM during their stay in the Magic City. This will be their second stop in the coming weeks in Alabama; they will be in Montgomery starting this Thursday through December 11 as part of their StoryCorps Griot Initiative.

If neither of those dates work for you, this would be a good time to remember that this year’s National Day of Listening is November 26.

Photo: Story Corps. Omar Omar/Flickr.