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

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 and included 37 ideas pitched, ...

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Texting Leader, Pearl River Glass win MTA's New Venture Challenge

RIDGELAND and JACKSON — Ridgeland-based Texting Leader, LLC and Jackson-based Pearl River Glass Studio Inc. both received first place in separate divisions of the Mississippi Technology Alliance’s (MTA) Fifth Annual Mississippi New Venture Challenge 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 ...

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SBIC program augmented

WASHINGTON — Small businesses that would otherwise have difficulty securing private equity or venture capital may find funding easier to get as a result of changes made as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program. SBICs are privately owned and managed venture capital firms that are ...

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