Tuesday, November 1

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Mississippi New Venture Challenge Pitch Competition
Come join us to see the latest in technology and innovation from Mississippi entrepreneurs across the state who will compete for cash and in-kind prizes in one of three categories: post-revenue, pre-revenue, and student-led.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Sponsor & Speaker Reception

Wednesday, November 2

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Breakfast Session

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.

Networking Break

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions I

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Sessions II

12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Program

Bill Rayburn
Chief Executive Officer, Mortgage Trade

Striking Out

Bill Rayburn focuses on innovation in financial technology or FinTech.  He serves as MortgageTrade’s Chairman and CEO with responsibility for strategy, vision and culture.  With offices in New York and Oxford, MortgageTrade is building the online trading platform for mortgages and other types of whole loans.  Prior to MortgageTrade, Bill co-founded FNC and served as Chairman and CEO from inception until the sale of the company earlier this year.

It takes two numbers to originate a mortgage—a credit number on the applicant and a collateral number on the property (an appraisal).  FNC invented the way to take an appraisal, open it, and score it, very similar to how credit is scored.  The company achieved a dominant market position in the US FinTech market prior to its sale. 

Leveraging this opportunity, Bill and some former members of the FNC management team purchased assets from FNC in the sale.  These assets consisted of technologies used to process whole loans.  The new team focuses on taking these assets and building out a mortgage trading platform, taking a market focused on relationships and transitioning it to be transaction based.

A former finance professor at Ole Miss, Bill holds a doctorate in finance, has written numerous academic publications and textbooks, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Visit mtrade.com for more information.

Conference Location:

Jackson Marriott, 200 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS 39201 * 601-969-5100

To take advantage of the discounted room rate ask for the Innovate Mississippi discounted rate or click here for online reservations: Book your group rate for Innovate MS .

$99 rate per night

Start date: 11/1/16
End date: 11/2/16
Last day to book: 10/28/16