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Timid Mississippi gal intrigued by Birmingham

Uma Srivastava
Uma Srivastava

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

Today’s guest blogger is Uma Srivastava.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

Close your eyes and imagine a timid young 17-year-old girl entering “Malfunction Junction” with a car full of school supplies, boxes, and clothes.

She had never lived anywhere else but in her hometown of Meridian, MS,– population 39,000 people. Continue reading Timid Mississippi gal intrigued by Birmingham

Birmingham a hotbed for startups and young professionals

Maggie Belshe
Maggie Belshe

ComebackTown is published by David Sher to begin a discussion on a better Birmingham.

Today’s guest blogger is Maggie Belshe.  If you’d like to be a guest blogger, please click here.

I’ve lived in Birmingham about four months now, and people still ask me where I’m from. I grew up in San Francisco, and went to school in New York.

The next question is inevitably some variation of “what brought you to Birmingham?” The short answer is Venture for America– a two-year fellowship in which recent graduates gain hands-on experience building a company under the guidance of an entrepreneur.

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