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Mississippi entrepreneurs win fellowships

Three Mississippians are among 15 people who have been selected to participate in the Delta Regional Authority’s entrepreneurial competition in New Orleans March 25-27.
The winners will each get a $1,500 fellowship and pitch their concepts to investors, participate in workshops and network with others entrepreneurs and industry representatives, the authority said in a news release.
Mississippi winners are: Sheena Allen of Byram, who created a finance application called Instafunds; Charlie Helms of Flowood , WiFi Streaming Network; and Martin McCurtis of Jackson, whose Momentum Dryer offers a redesigned hooded hair dryer.
Four of the 15 support organizations selected are Mississippi-based. They are Delta State University’s Debt Education for Business Transformation program, Jackson-based Foundation for the Mid-South and the Mississippi Development Authority, and Clarksdale-based Southern Bancorp Community Partners.
The authority serves 252 communities across eight states.
— Jack Weatherly

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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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