Venturing for Success

UM Venture Launch Weekend educates new, future business owners

OXFORD, Miss. – Venture Launch Weekend landed with success recently at the University of Mississippi, as more than two dozen people competed in the entrepreneurial development program. Held at various sites on the Ole Miss campus Feb. 8-10, the event featured 27 participants from the UM and local community forming development teams and pitching business ideas. TheRead the story …

Spark Series Covers Starting an Online Business

Free event is Tuesday at Jackson Avenue Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The process seems simple: Launch a business online; make money. Except the process is not that straightforward, and the next Spark Series at the University of Mississippi covers what business owners need to consider before starting their online ventures, including avoiding pitfalls, digitally marketing their businesses smarter and more. “Questions You Should Ask BeforeRead the story …

UM to Host Discussion Aimed at Business Beginners

Spark Series is intended to inspire, discover and transform

OXFORD, Miss. – Business experts from the University of Mississippi and the local community will lead a Wednesday (Feb. 28) discussion about questions potential business owners need to investigate before forming a limited liability company. Part of the Spark Series, the panel discussion is titled “Questions You Should Ask Before You Begin Your Business.” The event, setRead the story …

UM, General Atomics to Collaborate on Unmanned Submarine Technology

Company moving into Insight Park offices and labs Nov. 1

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and General Atomics are beginning an on-campus collaborative effort focusing on acoustic sensing and navigation technologies for unmanned underwater vehicles to aid Department of Defense operations in deep-sea areas. GA Electromagnetic Systems Group will occupy offices on the UM campus at Insight Park beginning Nov. 1. The InsightRead the story …

University, ERDC Officials Discuss Partnership Opportunities

UM aims to increase collaborations with agency on several research projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Several University of Mississippi administrators met with two top representatives from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center who visited campus Thursday (Feb. 9) to discuss strengthening mutually beneficial collaborations. ERDC Director Jeff Holland and Deputy Director David Pittman visited Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter; Alex Cheng, dean of the School of Engineering;Read the story …

UM Volunteers Working at Career Expo in Tupelo

Three-day event designed to help junior high school students focus on opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 60 University of Mississippi staff and students are working to get area eighth-graders thinking about their future at the Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo this week. The event began today (Oct. 4) and ends Thursday (Oct. 6) at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo. With the Toyota Wellspring Education Fund atRead the story …

UM Graduates Selected for Prestigious Business Development Program

Developers of Curtsy dress rental app headed to Silicon Valley to expand venture

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi graduates have landed major support from a Silicon Valley business incubator as they work to expand their mobile platform that helps college students rent formalwear to and from fellow students. Sara Kiparizoska, of Laurel, who graduated earlier this month with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and William Ault, a 2015Read the story …

UM Efforts Recognized in TVA Community Sustainability Program

Announcement scheduled for Jan. 28 at Insight Park

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s combined sustainability efforts are being recognized as Oxford-Lafayette County is designated a Tennessee Valley Authority Valley Sustainable Gold Community. “The Office of Sustainability was thrilled to make the solid connection between sustainability and economic development and demonstrate that the two are mutually beneficial,” said Anne McCauley, assistant directorRead the story …

Young Business Owner Thrives at Insight Park

Ole Miss alumnus takes fast track to launch to own health care product business, go international

OXFORD, Miss. – Walking the halls at the University of Mississippi’s Insight Park, one might glimpse a lean young man dressed in Ole Miss tennis gear and mistake him for an MBA intern. But Jonathan Scala is nobody’s intern – he’s the unassuming president and CEO of JS Health Partners. And he might be dressedRead the story …

Play Therapy Institute Prepares for Future Growth

Move to Insight Park grows institute's child advocacy, education missions

OXFORD, Miss. – Nearly a year-and-a-half after opening its doors, the Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute at the University of Mississippi has moved to a new facility, allowing the institute to significantly increase the number of children it can reach with play therapy services each week. CAPTI’s move from Guyton Hall to the university’sRead the story …