Citizenville: A Civic-Minded Startup

J.J. Townsend's non-profit business got its start at an Innovate Mississippi-sponsored Startup Weekend in 2016, although Townsend says he initially went in with a somewhat different idea. "The original [pitch] was still CitizenJXN, but the idea was a convoluted 'everything store,'" Townsend said. "It was sort of like 'all things civics.'…

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Mississippi-Based Myra Mirrors Featured in Business Journal

In a "Made in Mississippi" feature article, "Myra Mirrors More Than a Gadget," Callie Daniels Bryant of the Mississippi Business Journal tells the story of Myra Mirrors, a startup founded in Oxford, Mississippi, by Ole Miss students Pontus Andersson and Sam Bertolet. Myra Mirrors makes "smart mirrors," designed to use…

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WAPT Covers the Mississippi Coding Academies’ Jackson Class

We've got more great coverage to share, this time from WAPT in Jackson, which ran stories all evening this past Tuesday, the same day as our open house and tour of the new Jackson-based Mississippi Coding Academy classroom for legislators and others. In Mississippi Coding Academy Funded with Grants, WAPT's…

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