This past week, Magnolia Report’s Frank Corder offered WISPR some great coverage, detailing the success of the drone-building startup as it expanded into various markets and commercial applications.
CEO Connor Ferguson and COO Austin Ratcliffe launched WISPR in 2017 with help from the Mississippi State University Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach. Their goal was to build and deploy small unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS, in industries such as telecommunications.
From the article: “To get the business off the ground, WISPR received a ton of help from Eric Hill and Jeffery Rupp with the Mississippi State University Center for Entrepreneur & Outreach, Tony Jeff at InnovateMS, and from Wade Patterson and the Bulldog Angel Network to raise the money needed to get started,” Ferguson, the MSU grad, told the Magnolia Tribune.
Ferguson also told Magnolia Today that he’s a born-and-raised Mississippian who is proud to be working to make Mississippi “the sUAS capital in the US.”
Innovate Mississippi is proud to be part of WISPR’s journey. We thank the Magnolia Tribune for recognizing this Batesville, Miss.-based company as the positive force it is for economic development in the state.