Driving Innovation at Tuskegee

The YARD heads to Tuskegee for an Alabama Launchpad Competition. With up to $150,000 on the line and expert judges deciding the winners, this competition is high stakes for the 6 startups chosen from across Alabama. Be sure to join us for Alabama Launchpad’s 2nd Pitch Competition Event of 2019! You’ll watch as 6 competing…

Focus Solution Engagement

We capture and deliver focus, and center the attraction, attention and activity. We search and find solutions that deliver results and return on investment. We involve and influence engagement benefiting all.


Managing Partner Erskine “Chuck” Faush has extensive leadership experience in media and marketing across public and private sectors. As former Chief of Staff for the City of Birmingham, he helped to shape economic and cultural renaissance. Prior to this, he produced and starred in network and original productions. HIS CURRENT campaigns with foundations and Fortune…

Sold Out Experience

FSE was selected by a worldwide company to deliver an unforgettable experience for the city of Birmingham. Sold Out describes a year-long focus of attention and awareness building for the Iron City Showdown.

Innovation in Selma

FSE produced the Economic Development Partnership Authority’s Launchpad finale event in Selma.  The Launchpad competition is a way for entrepreneurs to raise money for their startups. The event attracted a sold out audience. Sign up for the next Launchpad event in Tuskegee on May 9, 2019. 

New and Thriving Innovation Economy

Creating a new and thriving innovation economy is not easy, especially for a state with a long agricultural and industrial history. FSE was selected by the Economic Development Partnership Authority to produce the state’s largest innovation and technology event in the state of Alabama. The event, known as iMerge, brought in over $4 million in…

Worldwide Leader Partners with the YARD

Vulcan Materials Company is partnering with the YARD to lead efforts focused on providing structured support and recruiting potential at HBCUs. Efforts include scholarship funding, internship and employment opportunities for students, as well as capital improvements for select campuses.

Imerge Winner Shipt

Shipt launched in the summer of 2014 in the heart of the Magic City, Birmingham, AL, and was named corporate innovator of the year at Imerge.