Home » Tag Archives: Tony Jeff

Tag Archives: Tony Jeff

Six business proposals win at Startup Weekend

All eyes will be on a half-dozen winning ideas to see if the entrepreneurs behind those plans can get their businesses started. Innovate Mississippi held Startup Weekend Jackson May 16-18 at Millsaps College. Startup Weekend is an intense 54-hour event powered by Google for Entrepreneurs that operates worldwide and provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch early-stage innovative business concepts. ...

Read More »

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, coders and designers embark on ...

Read More »

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

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 agenda and to register online. ...

Read More »

Will Bunker a perfect ‘match’ for Mississippi tech conference

A leader in entrepreneurial technology will be the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation Nov. 12 and 13 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Will Bunker, a graduate of Mississippi State University, was co-founder of the pioneering online dating service that later became Match.com, the world’s largest personal site, will address the conference. Innovate Mississippi CEO and ...

Read More »

Mississippi Innovators honors entrepreneurs with global influence

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 of Mississippi business greats, in ...

Read More »

Startups win big at annual Venture Challenge

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 and in-kind services from attorneys, ...

Read More »

UPDATE: Innovate Mississippi launches

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 was keynoted by Biloxi native ...

Read More »

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

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 to the many innovative and ...

Read More »

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

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 six other teams in the ...

Read More »

Miss. leaders focus on startups for job growth

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 a bear market or in ...

Read More »