MSU contributes to Mississippi startup ecosystem through entrepreneurship support, technology commercialization

Mississippi’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is being recognized a top 20 global ecosystem for startup experience, an achievement boosted by the state’s research universities. The 2021 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, released by Startup Genome and the Global Entrepreneurship Network at London Tech Week, acknowledges the roles research institutions like Mississippi State University play in driving innovation […]

SMU Announces All-New Business Accelerator to Support Next-Gen Entrepreneurs | Dallas Innovates

A six-month program will provide SMU student and recent alumni entrepreneurs the growth opportunity of an existing start-up. Described as an “intense and enriching” accelerator, the program offers immersive workshops, mentorship, and access to entrepreneurial and investor networks. Students will have two opportunities to compete for non-dilutive funding. The BAP program features two competitions: a […]

MSU’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach awards $36K during annual Startup Summit | Mississippi State University

Mississippi State’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach again hosted its annual Startup Summit, the university’s top student business venture competition, which resulted in a first-place tie in the event’s grand finale. MSU’s two grand prize recipients are Shuvam Saha, an engineering doctoral student from Kolkata, India, and Stone Vincent, a fashion design and merchandising master’s […]

University of Southern Mississippi Researchers Use I-Corps Grant to Develop New Polymer Technology 

At The University of Southern Mississippi, research and innovation are fueling new discoveries in technology that offer real-world applications in the private and commercial sectors. Nothing illustrates this synergy better than a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps grant fostered within the University’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials. The $50,000 grant – the […]

NSF $500K grant to fund entrepreneurial growth at Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University received nearly half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation to launch a program to strengthen innovation and entrepreneurship in the Golden Triangle Region. A $495,300 grant from the NSF will launch a new Innovation Corps site at MSU. The I-Corps program teaches grantees to identify valuable product opportunities that can […]

U Mississippi Rebel Student Venture Capital Fund Grants $6,500 in Rewards

The University of Mississippi student-led start-ups presented to the RVCF, each receiving grants and mentorships to assist in the development of their new business ventures. Of the six businesses there were three smart phone apps, Impster, Nimble Fashion, and Okay2Eat; one light, sound, and entertainment business, Vault Entertainment; a marketing start-up, Ault Wilson Marketing; and a […]

The Rebel Venture Capital Fund Seeks Student Entrepreneurs

The Rebel Venture Capital Fund is seeking University of Mississippi students that harbor the entrepreneurial spirit and are interested in a grant to get their business started. The RVCF is an independent, alumni-supported investment group that works as a non-profit entity. They’re separate from the university but exist solely to fund businesses started by Ole […]