Tasha Bibb serves as the entrepreneurial development director for Innovate Mississippi. She manages the entrepreneurial development for more than 100 companies per year. She has built an impressive array of skill sets and has played an instrumental role in the implementation of several projects.
Previously, Tasha worked with Innovate Mississippi’s Strategic Biomass Solutions, which encouraged the research, development and commercialization of biomass and renewable energy projects in Mississippi. She also served as state director for United States Academic Decathlon in Mississippi at Innovate Mississippi from 2006-2008.
Tasha led Innovate Mississippi’s first Startup Weekend event in Mississippi and has organized more than 16 since, in various parts of the state.
Tasha serves as a 1 Million Cups Jackson organizer and serves on the boards and steering committees for several community development organizations including TeamJXN, SCORE, the Mississippi Brain Drain Commission and others.
Additionally, she coordinates the Mississippi New Venture Challenge annual pitch competition, in which teams can pitch their businesses to win cash prizes.
Tasha has been named among the Mississippi Business Journal’s “50 Leading Business Women,” and the “Young Gifted & Empowered Innovator of the Year” in 2013.
Tasha holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing from Mississippi College and an MBA from Jackson State University.
Tasha resides in Ridgeland with her husband, Robert, their daughter, Sydnee, and son, Preston.