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April 2018

Startup Weekend Jackson – 2018

April 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - April 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Coalesce, 109 North State St
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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A Weekend Accelerator for Ideas! The hardest part of starting up is starting out. At Startup Weekend, you'll be immersed in the ideal environment for startup magic to happen. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and approaches at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps toward creating a business, becoming a founder, and connecting with the right people and resources. Learn more and register at Eventbrite >>

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Mississippi Robotics 2018 Annual Statewide Competition

April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Nissan North America Plant, 300 Nissan Drive
Canton, MS 39046 United States
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$10

The STEM Advancement / Mississippi Robotics 2018 “STEM/SUMO” Annual Statewide Competition will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Nissan – Canton, MS. The time will be 8am – 5pm. Seven individual events and three team events will be included in the competition. Mississippi Robotics is a non-profit organization involved in training youth and teachers in science, technology, math, and engineering through practical hands-on activities. This STEM/SUMO Competition is designed to exercise and measure the students’ ability in several important areas involving skill, critical…

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May 2018

C Spire MVMT 2018 Conference

May 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jackson Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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$45 – $89
C Spire MVMT 2018

The day-long C Spire MVMT 2018 conference, the flagship event which is bringing to life the company's tech movement initiative designed to help transform the region for future success, is set for Tuesday, May 8 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Convention Complex, 105 E. Pascagoula Street, in downtown Jackson. "As the region's technology leader, we want individuals to step out of their comfort zone and experience for one day a technology-filled future that C Spire and its partners are helping bring to life…

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Lunch with the Source – Jackson – “Delivering Your Pitch”

May 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
BankPlus @ The District at Eastover, 1200 Eastover Drive, 3rd Floor
Jackson, MS 39211 United States
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"Pitch Perfect: Delivering Your Pitch" Greg Word has spent over a dozen years in the economic development industry, where delivering pitches is a way of life. He brings a design and marketing mindset to developing, fine-tuning and delivering a message crafted to reach and resonate with your target audience. Whether it's for a small project or a billion-dollar deal, Greg will help make you pitch perfect.  

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The Health Innovation and Transformation Forum (HIT Forum)

May 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Norman C. Nelson Student Union, 2500 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39216 United States
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The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s inaugural Health Innovation and Transformation (HIT) Forum is an interactive event where health innovators from UMMC and across the state will share their ideas for improving the health of Mississippians. The HIT Forum will feature a startup pitch competition for innovative health care solutions from anywhere in the world,, with a $25,000 prize and additional benefits in the form of piloting the solution at UMMC and access to their accelerator space. The forum will also…

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July 2018

Mississippi Choctaw Hackathon: Between the Earth and Sky

July 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
$25 – $50
Hack the Future - Mississippi Choctaw Hackathon

All participants ages 16-26 are welcome as part of the Hackathon. The program includes three days of exciting content, leadership development programming, hacking with hands-on mentorship, a final pitch competition, a VR and gaming gallery, and a special afterparty. All meals are included with the program. The required contribution is $25 for students and $50 for professionals. For those from out of town, two nights of accommodation at the Golden Moon Resort are available for $100 ($50/night). Scholarships are available,…

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September 2018

Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala

September 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Country Club of Jackson, 345 St. Andrews Drive
Jackson, 39211
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Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame

The Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala will honor Wade H Creekmore, Jr., and James H. Creekmore, Sr., and celebrate a number of other people and companies that represent excellence in innovation in Mississippi. The event takes place on September 13, 2018, at the Country Club of Jackson. 2018 Inductees in the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame: Gail Pittman; Leo Seal, Jr. (posthumously); Ernest Burdette, Robert Sandoz and Frank Wilem, Jr. Innovation Impact Award Recipients: Algix, Brighter Health Network,…

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October 2018

SBIR Pitch Night

October 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Southern Club, 2510 14th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501 United States
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$25
SBIRC logo #2 - Innovate Mississippi

Featuring a “pitch” competition for cash plus a $2500 in-kind award to the winner of the competition. Technology companies, SBIR-STTR candidates, and technology investors including Angel funds and private equity will be invited to participate in this unique event.  Learn what investors are expecting and looking for, valuable networking opportunities, and ideas on how to give you the edge to move your technology forward...!! $25 registration fee.  Free for members of the SBIR Consortium. For questions and further information please…

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November 2018

Accelerate: 19th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - November 14, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
The Westin Jackson, 407 South Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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Accelerate - Innovate Mississippi

Join us in November for our annual conference featuring "big ideas" speakers, breakfast and luncheon keynotes, Innovation Alley and much more.    

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2018 Company and Investor Spotlight

November 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Westin Jackson, 407 South Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201 United States
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The 2018 Company and Investor Spotlight is a session dedicated to showcasing some of the cool and interesting startups being developed in Mississippi. Throughout the showcase, we will feature investor panels with educational info for both investors and entrepreneurs on topics such as the investment process and access to remote investors and opportunities. Networking opportunities are built in to allow for further discussion. We invite investors, service providers, mentors, economic developers and other entrepreneurs to this session. The Spotlight offers…

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