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WILLOUGHBY: David Pharr helps coordinate first TEDx event in Mississippi

I am excited to share with our readers this week about a topic I am passionate about — TED. No, not a person — I am talking about the global phenomenon known as TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. This week, I asked David Pharr, one of the coordinators of the first TEDx […] [...]

BOMGAR AND BOSTON — Tech company to remain headquartered in Ridgeland

by Published: May 9,2014

Tags: Business, manufacturing, Mississippi, technology

When he first started Bomgar in Ridgeland, Joel Bomgar had a plan for when potential investors came calling on his remote support solutions firm. He heard inquiries from numerous companies since its start 11 years ago, but it was TA Associates that met all the criteria. Last Thursday, Bomgar announced that the Boston-based private equity […] [...]

Start it up! Budding entrepreneurs to compete next week

by Published: May 9,2014

Tags: Business, education, JACKSON, Mississippi

Prospective business owners’ dreams and plans will be on the clock next week during a high-energy competition offered through Innovate Mississippi. Startup Weekend Jackson, now in its third year, will be held May 16-18 at Millsaps College. Dozens of entrepreneurs and a group of mentors/coaches are expected to be on hand for the 54-hour marathon […] [...]

MQ-8C Fire Scout to be tested before ship-board flights

MOSS POINT — In preparation for ship-board flights this spring, the Northrop Grumman Corporation-built MQ-8C Fire Scout will be tested for its ability to operate safely in the intense electromagnetic environment aboard U.S. Navy ships. The MQ-8C Fire Scout uses specially-designed cages, known as Faraday cages, to protect sensitive equipment on the aircraft from signal […] [...]

Weather satellite modules arrive at Lockheed Martin facility

HANCOCK COUNTY — The two large modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite spacecraft were recently delivered to a cleanroom at Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems facility near Denver. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series (GOES-R) is NOAA’s next-generation geostationary weather satellites. With the delivery of the system module and the propulsion module, the weather […] [...]

Stennis Space Center welcomes SpaceX to test site

by Published: May 2,2014

Tags: Business, Hancock County, Mississippi, NASA, space, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — Stennis Space Center traces its beginnings back in the 1960s and the Apollo manned lunar missions. Now the Hancock County propulsion facility is on the verge of testing rocket engine technology to propel humans to other planets through a new partnership between NASA and SpaceX. SpaceX announced in 2013 that it would […] [...]

Digital Quest rolls out new design course for students

RIDGELAND — Digital Quest is launching the first in a new series of courses using SolidWorks and 3D printers. The “Projects in 3D Design” course’s aim is to teach the process of design engineering, integrating the design and industry standard tools. The target audience for the course is both high school and community college students. […] [...]

Boston firm buys majority interest in Ridgleland’s Bomgar

From staff and special reports JACKSON, Mississippi – TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm with headquarters in Boston, has purchased a majority interest in Ridgeland-based Bomgar, a leading provider of enterprise remote support solutions. Additional terms of the investment were not disclosed. “We are very pleased to partner with an experienced investor […] [...]

USM enters licensing agreement with INCONTROL

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi has granted an exclusive license to an international company for multiple pieces of USM proprietary intellectual property to be used in software development to produce custom simulation modeling and training systems for sport stadiums, arenas and other venues. INCONTROL Simulation Solutions, a Netherlands-based firm, will use the computer-based […] [...]

After review, MSU moves forward on new research facility

STARKVILLE — Officials at Mississippi State are moving forward with plans to create a new collaborative research center after competing successfully through two rounds of review by the National Science Foundation. A planning grant for the initiative was awarded late last month. The NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Advanced Composites in Transportation Vehicles […] [...]

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