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Miss. Technology Alliance holds 12th annual conference

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 business plans and connecting them ...

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Rayburn named to board

Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Tony Jeff announced the selection of its 2011 – 2013 board of directors chairman, Dr. Bill Rayburn of Oxford. As the co-founder and CEO of FNC Inc., the mortgage technology company that pioneered real estate collateral information, Rayburn is no novice to innovation as he led FNC to the development of the revolutionary ...

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Q&A: Tony Jeff, president and CEO of Mississippi Technology Alliance

Ball State report highlights need for more venture capital Tony Jeff is the president and CEO of the Mississippi Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization striving to drive innovation and technology-based businesses in Mississippi. Jeff is a Clinton native who studied industrial engineering at Mississippi State University and earned an MBA as well as a master’s in engineering from Northwestern University. ...

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Net metering in Mississippi

New policies discussed for solar users The Mississippi Public Service Commission has opened a docket to investigate the development of net metering and interconnection standards. Net metering programs enable customers to generate their own electricity and receive retail prices, or in some cases, premiums over retail price for excess power. The Commission already has a rule in place regarding net ...

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Getting alternative reviews

Alternative energy demonstration homes having mixed results In recent years homeowners have searched for ways to make their homes more energy efficient, thus lowering the costs of home heating, cooling and maintenance. In a pilot program a few years ago, three Mississippi homes were chosen to try some alternative methods which might have led to widespread use. Unfortunately, the state-funded ...

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MTA recognizes innovators, leaders

The Mississippi Technology Alliance recently inducted three into the Innovators Hall of Fame, and recognized another with an award. The new Hall of Fame members are Bill Rayburn, co-founder and CEO of mortgage technology company FNC Inc.; John D. Bower, M.D.; and, Will Primos, founder and director of Primos Hunting Calls. Ole Miss chancellor emeritus Robert C. Khayat received the ...

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Jeff’s plan extends to all at MTA

The Mississippi Technology Alliance recently held its third-annual Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala and eleventh-annual Conference on High Technology. At the Gala, Dr. Robert C. Khayat, chancellor emeritus of The University of Mississippi was awarded the 2010 Legends Award, and Dr. John Bower, Will Primos and Dr. Bill Rayburn were inducted to the Hall of Fame.  In addition, Hybrid ...

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Linton welcomed as analyst at MTA

Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Tony Jeff announced that Joseph Linton has joined the company as a business analyst. As a business analyst for Strategic Biomass Solutions, Linton will investigate renewable energy plans in order to assess their viability in the marketplace. Linton earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, technology and business from Mississippi State University (MSU) ...

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Lewis returns to MTA as investment manager

Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Tony Jeff announced that Clay Lewis has joined the company as investment manager. Prior to joining MTA, Lewis served as senior technology officer for the Mississippi Development Authority. In this position, he was instrumental in the creation of a number of private/public partnership efforts designed to strengthen the technology business sector in Mississippi. ...

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Beaumont interning at Technology Alliance

Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Tony Jeff today announced the hiring of Corey Beaumont. Beaumont will serve as an entrepreneurial development intern in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Beaumont is a member of MTA’s entrepreneurial development team working with entrepreneurs and early stage, innovative, high-growth companies to develop successful ventures. A native of San Francisco, Calif., Beaumont ...

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