Posts Tagged ‘Innovate Mississippi’

StartupBus to make stop in Jackson; looking for riders

JACKSON — The Tennessee StartupBus will make a stop in the Jackson metro area March 3 on its way to compete in the National StartupBus Competition in San Antonio, Texas, and Innovate Mississippi is seeking two Mississippi entrepreneurs to join the Tennessee bus. StartupBus North America is a mobile competition where busses filled with entrepreneurs, […] [...]

MBJ February 21st Digital Edition

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Keeping Our Eye On Reagan Jackson

by Stephen McDill Published: August 30,2013

Tags: economic development, Innovate Mississippi, Reagan Jackson

Name: Reagan Jackson Age: 25 Position: Marketing & External Affairs Manager Company: Innovate Mississippi Reagan Jackson says her mentor and hero was her first boss, her grandfather O.D. Jackson. The younger Jackson says her first job ever was as an office assistant “at my Papaw’s Northside Self Storage in Philadelphia.” Jackson wanted to be a […] [...]

Mississippi Innovators honors entrepreneurs with global influence

by Becky Gillette Published: August 16,2013

Tags: Bill Yates, Innovate Mississippi, Mississippi Innovators, Robert Khayat, technology, Tony Jeff

Many people outside of Mississippi might be surprised to find out that Mississippi hasn’t just produced some of the country’s most famous entertainment stars like Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey and Morgan Freeman. The state also has been fertile ground for a large number of business entrepreneur superstars. Believing it is important to tell the stories […] [...]

Nick Coughlin matches innovators with investors

by Lisa Monti Published: August 16,2013

Tags: Innovate Mississippi, Lisa Monti, Nicholas Coughlin, The Apprentice

Nicholas Coughlin is the angel network manager for Innovate Mississippi, a nonprofit organization dedicated to growing and strengthening the state’s technology culture. Coughlin’s job is recruiting and managing high net worth individuals who are interested in entrepreneurship and new technology businesses here. He calls it “a high-end dating service.” Coughlin himself was recruited from the […] [...]

Mayo Flynt, Rich Sun elected

by MBJ Staff Published: July 13,2013

Tags: Innovate Mississippi, Mayo Flynt, technology

Innovate Mississippi has elected Mayo Flynt, president of AT&T Mississippi, as chairman of the Innovate Mississippi board of directors. Rich Sun, founder and owner of Sun & Co. was elected vice chairman. [...]

Innovation to encounter ‘real-world’ market tests at Startup Weekend

by Ted Carter Published: January 11,2013

Tags: entrepreneurship, Innovate Mississippi, startup companies, technology, venture capital

Aspiring technology entrepreneurs and their more established counterparts are starting the New Year with a “Startup Weekend” Jan. 18-20 at Millsaps College in Jackson. Innovate Mississippi, formerly the Mississippi Technology Alliance, hopes the 54 hours of entrepreneurial brainstorming and mentoring builds on the success of last year’s Startup Weekend. February’s Start-up event drew 73 participants […] [...]

Read January 11 issue of MBJ

>> BIG IDEAS Innovate Mississippi to encounter “real-world” market tests at Startup Weekend— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> ENERGY No land deal stalls Winston County refinery plans— by Clay Chandler >> REAL ESTATE New name, new developer push Starkville development forward— by Clay Chandler >> APPROPRIATIONS Ethics commission chief expects agency […] [...]

MTA recognizes Thames

by MBJ Staff Published: November 16,2012

Tags: Innovate Mississippi, Shelby Thames, University of Southern Mississippi

Innovate Mississippi has inducted former University of Southern Mississippi president Dr. Shelby Thames into its Innovators Hall of Fame. Thames, a distinguished university research professor in the university’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, led his alma mater as its executive officer from 2002-2007. In addition to the Hall of Fame induction, Thames received […] [...]

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