Big Ideas: Keeping Millennials in Mississippi

Matt Bolian, project manager at C Spire, is a millennial who has returned home to Mississippi to work. But, in this talk at the Conference on Technology Innovation, he warns that he's among the few millennials who stay or return to Mississippi, and that once educated young adults move from…

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CampusKnot: Overnight Success, Five Years in the Making

Like most "overnight success stories" CampusKnot’s is about five years running—although the company just began expanding to states neighboring Mississippi in late 2017, in December 2017 they closed $500,000 of startup funding, which took their total private investment raised as a company to $700,000. CampusKnot also has a STEP grant…

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WJTV Covers Mississippi Coding Academies Expansion in Jackson

Innovate Mississippi is thrilled to get local coverage of our announcements, and this story by WJTV is a great one! With the announcement last week that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will grant $1 million to the Mississippi Coding Academies for expansion in Jackson, the word is out about the exciting possibility for…

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