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Bank Independent Partners with gener8tor in the Shoals

Sheffield, Ala.− Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Bank Independent is proud to partner with gener8tor to bring gBETA Shoals to the area. Gener8tor is a nationally recognized startup accelerator connecting creative economies. gBETA Shoals is part of an innovative program that provides a free, seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with local roots.

gBETA Shoals will select five local start-ups to join a cohort beginning October 21 and running through January 13, 2021. Each startup will be provided individualized coaching, mentorship and networking opportunities over the 7-week program. gBETA Shoals will conclude with an exclusive Pitch Night in front of investors and community leaders. The application deadline to be considered for gBETA Shoals is October 6, 2021. Interested applicants can apply at gbetastartups.com/shoals.

Bank Independent became involved as a sponsor the inaugural cohort with gBETA Huntsville in the Spring of 2021 after learning about the program from a business client, RCP Properties. A collaboration between Bank Independent, the Shoals Chamber, Shoals Shift and First Metro Bank has been instrumental in bringing the program to the Shoals area to benefit local startups to help them better engage the investment community. gBETA Shoals aligns with the Bank’s commitment to community and economic development.

“Bank Independent believes that a community bank, investing in local people, is the key to making a positive difference” says Macke Mauldin, President and C.E.O. of BancIndependent. “Our sponsorship of gBETA Huntsville proved to be a great investment yielding exciting results for the community. gBETA Shoals promises to connect local area start-ups opportunities on pace with our neighbors in larger cities across the country.”

Bank Independent has been serving the needs of the community since 1947.


About gener8tor 

gener8tor’s turnkey platform for the creative economy connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, upskilling, conferences and fellowships. gener8tor is a proud member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and is sponsored by American Family Insurance. gener8tor is also a GOLD-tier accelerator in the U.S. as ranked by the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.


About Bank Independent

Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 28 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama, the Deshler High School Tiger Branch and one Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All of our employees reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.



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Bank Independent, Marketing Department for Bank Independent, (256) 386-5000, ma@bibank.com


DeMarco McClain, SVP - Sales Officer, Madison County; Bank Independent



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