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AIDS-research pioneer, match.com founder are Innovate conference speakers

November 7, 2013

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Innovate Mississippi’s 14th annual Conference on Technology Innovation features two speakers from opposite sides of the spectrum, but a lineup that Innovate president and CEO Tony Jeff calls “one of the best we have ever had.” The two-day conference begins Tuesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. Tickets are $75. Visit www.innovatemsconference.com to view the complete […]

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Startups win big at annual Venture Challenge

May 30, 2013

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Winners of the sixth annual Innovate Mississippi New Venture Challenge competition have been announced. Mississippi innovators and technology entrepreneurs from more than 40 companies competed on May 21 to promote their various business plans. Participants from start-up or existing companies pitched their plans to a special panel of Mississippi’s top entrepreneurs and investors. Cash prizes […]

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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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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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