Formerly known as the Rural Entrepreneurship Forum, the event will bring together leading entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners to learn more about the current entrepreneurial climate and the future of entrepreneurship in Mississippi.
Allyson Best (University of Mississippi), Tasha Bibb (Innovate Mississippi), John Brandon (Mississippi College), Dr. Marty Brock (Mississippi University for Women), Ty Durham (Millsaps College), Janice Karcher (ERDCWERX), Dr. JR Love (University of Mississippi Saundra McFarland (Jackson State University), Nash Nunnery (Mississippi Development Authority), Jeffrey Rupp (Mississippi State University), Will Tabor (Belhaven University), James Wilcox (University of Southern Mississippi), and Dr. Glendscene Williams (Delta State University).
Now in its sixth year, the Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum will provide working opportunities for aspiring business owners and thriving entrepreneurs to share practical and useful information about building a business. Additionally, attendees will hear best practices of successful case studies and learn more about resources and strategies available to entrepreneurs from institutions of higher education in Mississippi and other key organizations. Panels on technology and innovation, student entrepreneurship, and the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem also will be conducted.
University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, the event is part of the Catalyzing Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) initiative. The CEED initiative is funded with a generous financial gift from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation.