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UPDATE: Innovate Mississippi launches

November 15, 2012

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The Mississippi Technology Alliance has changed its name to Innovate Mississippi. CEO Tony Jeff made the announcement Wednesday at the non-profit association’s annual conference on technology innovation at the Jackson Convention Complex. Numerous investors and members of the technology business community attended including FNC Inc. founder Bill Rayburn and C Spire Wireless CEO Hu Meena. The lunch […]

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Bill Yates to be honored at Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala Nov. 13; Fred Haise to headline Conference on Technology Innovation Nov. 14

November 6, 2012

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The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) will host the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala, Nov. 13. The 13th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation, hosted by MTA, will be held Nov. 14. Both events will be held at the Jackson Convention Complex. The Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame was established in 2008 as a tribute […]

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Texting Leader, Pearl River Glass win big at MTA venture challenge

May 29, 2012

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Ridgeland-based Texting Leader LLC and Jackson-based Pearl River Glass Studio Inc. both placed first in separate divisions of the Mississippi Technology Alliance’s (MTA) Fifth Annual Mississippi New Venture Challenge last Tuesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. The conference-style annual meeting gives start-ups an opportunity to make real pitches to an angel investor panel. Competing against […]

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Companies in search of venture capital enter ‘Shark Tank’ Tuesday

May 17, 2012

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  Three dozen Mississippi business innovators will pitch their ideas Tuesday at the “Shark Tank – New Venture Challenge” at the Jackson Convention Complex. This is the 5th annual venture capital challenge presented by the Mississippi Technology Alliance. Presentations will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will conclude with a networking seminar at […]

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Innovative business ideas to take stage at Tech Alliance’s Venture Challenge

April 12, 2012

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The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) will present the Fifth Annual Mississippi New Venture Challenge May 22 at the Jackson Convention Complex. The New Venture Challenge is a business plan competition that provides an opportunity for aspiring innovators and technology entrepreneurs to pitch their business plan in a rapid-fire format to a panel of angel investors […]

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Startup Weekend for entrepreneurs coming to Jackson

January 24, 2012

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Startup Weekend Jackson to be held Feb. 10-12 at Millsaps College Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour, high-energy event powered by the Kauffman Foundation that operates worldwide and brings together like-minded entrepreneurs for a weekend of company creation. As a nonprofit program, it is designed to build entrepreneurial communities and promote collaboration among entrepreneurs, programmers, […]

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Miss. leaders focus on startups for job growth

November 27, 2011

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Economic downtown is a great time for startups to begin and flourish Dynamism in the economy comes from new businesses, but the bad news is new business creation has dropped over the past five years. However, Americans can take comfort in the fact that “50 percent of our largest companies today were founded in either […]

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Miss. Technology Alliance holds 12th annual conference

November 13, 2011

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At the Mississippi Technology Alliance’s 12th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation last week executives gathered at Jackson Convention Complex to discuss innovation in business and learn about projects from new Mississippi entrepreneurs. MTA is a state-sponsored, non-profit organization that works to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the state. MTA assists entrepreneurs in developing […]

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