Entrepreneur In Residence

The Entrepreneur in Residence program (EIR) is designed to supplement our Entrepreneurial Development Team with specialized experience and knowledge. An EIR’s role is to assist in supporting the growth of startups through mentorship EIRs will often have experience in the following areas: general entrepreneurial management, R&D, product development, fundraising or marketing.

Rich Sun - Innovate Mississippi mentorRichard Sun is our current Entrepreneur in Residence. Rich has been involved with Innovate Mississippi in several capacities in the past, including Board Chairman, Mississippi Seed Fund Board Member and member of the Mississippi Angel Network.

Interested in becoming an Entrepreneur In Residence? Contact Tasha Bibb.

Meet our Mentors

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.” -John C. CrosbyThe entrepreneurial journey is one riddled with uncertainty.  Fortunately, entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone. Their chance of success increases with access to the business knowledge and guidance of experienced mentors. We involve mentors in many ways: one-on-one meetings; product/tech deep-dive sessions; talks and panels; facilitation of business development and fundraising; and general advice and introductions.

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