April 2, 2020 (Thursday)
Social Time and Registration, 2:00 p.m.
Student Business Pitch Competition, 3:00 p.m.
Social Time, 4:30 p.m.
April 3, 2020 (Friday)
Registration, 8:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks, 8:30 a.m.
Tasha Bibb (Innovate Mississippi) and Dr. J.R. Love (University of Mississippi)
Welcome Remarks, 8:35 a.m.
Mayor George Flaggs (City of Vicksburg)
Technology and Innovation, 8:45 a.m.
Janice Karcher (ERDCWERX) Moderator, Dr. Almesha Campbell (Jackson State University), Allyson Best (University of Mississippi), Dr. Brian Cuevas (University of Southern Mississippi), and Jeremy Clay (Mississippi State University)
Student Entrepreneurs, 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Blake Thompson (Mississippi College) Moderator, Steven Namanny (Millsaps College), April Mondy (Delta State University), Hannah Newbold (University of Mississippi), and Zoria Richardson (Alcorn State University)
Complimentary lunch served, 11:30 a.m.
Announcement of Student Business Pitch Competition winners, 12:00 p.m
Tasha Bibb (Innovate Mississippi), Jeffrey Rupp (Mississippi State University), John Brandon (Mississippi College), and Saundra McFarland (Jackson State University)
Mississippi’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Marty Brock (Mississippi University for Women) Moderator, JF Gauthier (Startup Genome), Joe Donovan (Mississippi Development Authority), Tim Lampkin (Higher Purpose Co), and Sharon Nichols (Mississippi Small Business Development Center)
Final remarks, 1:45 p.m.
Dr. Albert Nylander (University of Mississippi)